Justin Bieber has a brand new face tattoo – though you might need a magnifying glass to see it.
The Canadian singer added to his extensive collection of tattoos with some new ink on his face, but although there have been some possible sightings, no one’s actually certain where or what the tattoo actually is.
Bieber hasn’t made reference to the tattoo on social media at all, so the only way we know he’s actually had one done is because the artist who did it has confirmed it.
Top celebrity tattoo artist Bang Bang, also known as Keith McCurdy, revealed the news of the 24-year-old’s new tat to Page Six.
The tattoo is apparently one half of a couples tattoo the singer had done with partner Hailey Baldwin, though the artist didn’t give away the meaning behind the pair’s tattoos.
God forbid he might give us a clue what to look for.
They each got a tattoo. Justin’s tattoo is on his face, and I haven’t seen any photos of it — so he’s doing a good job of laying low.
It’s really thin and delicate. And [it’s] also not a traditional couples’ tattoo . . . I don’t want to give away what it is until press gets a hold of it.
The artist narrowed the search down a little by admitting the tattoo was next to his eyebrow – though he didn’t say which eyebrow – and that it was made up of ‘little words’.
Since McCurdy’s interview people seem to have been trying desperately to locate the new ink, and it could have potentially been found just above his right eyebrow.
See if you can spot it:
The indecipherable ink – if that’s actually what it is – forms a thin line just over the corner of his brow, and while it does fit the description given by McCurdy, it could also just be a scar or some runaway eyebrow hairs.
Though McCurdy said the tattoo is made up of ‘little words’, as in more than one word, some people have suggested the tattoo says ‘grace’.
But honestly I just think they’re taking a stab in the dark with that suggestion, I don’t think anyone apart from McCurdy and Hailey would ever have been close enough to know what it really says.
Some people tried to take other guesses at what the tattoo might be, with one person saying the line was just dirt on his face and another suggesting it was actually stitches.
Y’all! His face is just dirty rn
— Katie (@heykatiediff) November 3, 2018
Those are stitches
— Ciara Byrne (@ciara_byrne23) November 3, 2018
My personal favourite suggestion was that the tattoo actually says ‘if you can read this you’re too f**king close’. I suppose McCurdy did mention the tattoo was made up of more than one word, so that might be the best guess we’ve had so far.
it says"if you can read this your too fuc$en close..
— Yardbird (@HarryNj1) November 3, 2018
McCurdy added the media seemed to be taking more notice of couples tattoos nowadays, saying:
I don’t know if more couples are doing it now, but I do think the media’s taking more notice. Now they’ll get these tattoos, and there’ll be 1,000 articles about them . . . People are really curious about these tattoos and their meanings.
Hopefully we’ll find out what Bieber’s tattoo actually is sooner or later!
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Emily Brown first began delivering important news stories aged just 13, when she launched her career with a paper round. She graduated with a BA Hons in English Language in the Media from Lancaster University, and went on to become a freelance writer and blogger. Emily contributed to The Sunday Times Travel Magazine and Student Problems before becoming a journalist at UNILAD, where she works on breaking news as well as longer form features.