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LOOK: Justin Bieber Shows Off New Tattoo Covering His Whole Upper Body

October 23, 2017

It is rarely news when Justin Bieber posts a shirtless selfie to Instagram. He’s literally posted hundreds of photos like that, but Saturday night’s selfie was probably one of his most shocking posts ever.


The 23-year-old pop star shared a selfie (and video) showing off new ink. His latest tattoo basically covers his ENTIRE torso, so it came as a surprise to his fans:

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His entire upper body is now basically covered in tattoos. We see a skeleton, an eagle and more in the close-up that Bieber shared:

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The work apparently took more than 26 hours to complete. It was done over three days by New York City-based tattoo artist Keith “Bang Bang” McCurdy, according to EW. In an Instagram post, Bang Bang said Beiber was “tough as nails.”

@justinbieber Thank you for the trust. 26 hours over 3 consecutive days is the most I've ever tattooed anyone in my 13 year career. You're tough as nails man!

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As US Weekly reminded us: Bieber promised he wouldn't co crazy with tattoos when he appeared on the Late Show with David Letterman back in 2012.