Justin Bieber has found himself in hot water for his less-than-stellar behavior quite a bit lately, and his tattoo artist in London is the latest person to jump on the Bieber bashing bandwagon. During a recent trip to London, the Biebs decided that he wanted to have a tattoo artist on call throughout the evening, and when he finally got inked with his new “X” tattoo, he reportedly threw a hissy fit about the £1000 (or roughly $1,500) price tag. As a result of the disagreement between the two, the pop star, whose estimated worth is more than $105 million, was called “a joke and a spoilt brat” by the tattoo artist, who says he was treated “disgracefully” by Bieber’s entourage, and is still owed about $750 for the tattoo he inked on the singer’s arm.
We all know that Justin Bieber loves tattoos, so an upcoming trip to London probably seemed like a great opportunity for him to add to his growing collection of ink. It came as no surprise then that a member of the Bieber crew called up celebrity tattoo shop Love Hate Social Club in London, and requested that a tattoo artist be sent to the hotel where the pop star was staying. “I was summoned to Justin’s hotel at 7pm by one of his minders,” said tattoo artist and shop manager Guy Sahar, “but then I was called back and put on standby all night.” After being told that money wasn’t a problem, Sahar finally inked Justin Bieber’s “X” tat on his left arm at 6 a.m., in a four-hour session that included a tattoo for the singer’s DJ as well. Once the artist produced the bill, however, “They snubbed me and tried to haggle over the money,” said Sahar. “In the end, I took £500 just so I could go.”
Bieber’s Reputation is on the Rocks
Justin Bieber’s bratty behavior involving his tattoo artist wasn’t the only unfortunate event that marred the singer’s already controversial London trip. The Biebs reportedly arrived two hours late for his concert at the O2 Arena and got into an altercation with a photographer during his stay in London as well. As Bieber continues putting his erratic behavior on display, the 19-year-old pop star is becoming an increasingly easy target for tabloids, and haggling with a tattoo artist that he kept on-call for 12 hours straight isn’t exactly the best way to improve his once-immaculate image. So, what’s the deal with Bieber? Did he really act like a spoiled brat after getting his arm tattoo in London, or is this tattoo artist just hoping to get his 15 minutes of fame at Bieber’s expense? Tell us what you think!