In keeping with his religious tattoo theme, Justin Bieber got a new tattoo of a pair of praying hands inked on his leg, which he revealed on March 11, 2012. Pictures of Justin Bieber’s new tattoo cropped up earlier this month while the pop star was on a fishing trip in Florida with girlfriend Selena Gomez and some family members, including his grandparents. Justin Bieber’s praying hands tattoo is inked in black and white on his left calf, just below the Jesus tattoo Justin Bieber recently got, which was designed after the image of Jesus called Ecce Homo that dates back to 1610. With his new tattoo Justin Bieber now has five tattoos, three of which symbolize Justin Bieber’s Christian faith.
Justin Bieber’s New Tattoos in 2012
2012 has just gotten started, but Justin Bieber has already grabbed headlines twice for adding new ink to his growing tattoo collection. In January 2012, Justin Bieber sported a new tattoo featuring an image of Jesus wearing a crown of thorns. This month, March 2012, Justin Bieber has once again drawn attention to himself with a permanent marker of his Christian beliefs. At this rate, we could see another Justin Bieber tattoo before the year is up, maybe more!
Praying Hands Tattoo Meaning
The teen superstar is a vocal follower of Christianity and once said, “I’m a Christian, I believe in God, I believe that Jesus died on the cross for my sins.” Beiber continued, “I believe that I have a relationship and I’m able to talk to him and really, he’s the reason I’m here, so I definitely have to remember that.” Praying hands tattoo designs like the new ink Justin Bieber got on his leg are said to be chosen by people who firmly believe in the power of God and prayer.
Justin’s Other Religious Tattoos
Last May, Justin Bieber and his already inked-up dad hit the tattoo shop and got matching Hebrew tattoos inked on their ribcages. Justin Bieber’s Hebrew tattooreads “Yeshua,” which means Jesus, and was only the first of Justin Bieber’s religious tattoos. Since then, Justin Bieber has gotten two additional tattoos representing his faith, including his Jesus image tattoo, which Bieber revealed on January 4, 2012, and his new praying hands tat. Justin Bieber’s new tattoo is barely visible in pictures of the pop star, since he is wearing high socks that cover almost all of the tattoo, but it’s obvious Justin Bieber has some new ink, and he’s not afraid to show it off. Justin Bieber is only eighteen, but the Canadian-born pop star is already well on his way to sporting a tattoo collection of his rocker dad’s caliber. We’ll keep you updated!
Update: Bieber Adds Roses to Praying Hands Tat
On December 30, 2012, Justin Bieber posted a picture on Instagram of a new addition to his praying hands tattoo – an impressive arrangement of black and white roses. While the pop star and his girlfriend, Selena Gomez, were soaking up the sun, post-Christmas, in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, the Biebs once again shared a new tattoo with fans via social media, first flaunting his abs in a pic and then showing off the ornate roses on his leg. Although many people thought it was a strange choice for the pop star to place his praying hands tattoo right next to the Jesus portrait he got a few months prior, the new roses really tie the two religious tattoos together nicely. Wondering about Bieber’s reasoning for adding the roses? In response to a fan who asked “why, why, why,” the singer responded “because, because, because.” There you have it!