When Justin Bieber isn't singing or dancing in his car, he keeps himself busy with cover shoots for magazines. During a recent shoot with GQ, a topless Bieber discussed the meaning behind some of his highly coveted tattoos—a portrait of Jesus Christ, an owl signifying wisdom, and a bunch of references to his mama. A behind-the-scenes video captured all the fascinating explanations:
“You might maybe know the shell of me or you might know the artist, but not necessarily me,” he says, explaining the meaning of the letter X inked on his forearm.
As the video progresses, Bieber reveals how his tattoos pay homage to his close friends, his mother, and to God.
His favorite tattoo is a pair of outstretched wings located on his nape, and the one he most regrets is an angel on his wrist that was sketched by Selena Gomez herself. He wants to "cover her face up with some shading." Ouch.
And in case you didn't know, Biebs doesn't like lower back tattoos, “on a male or a female.” Because he has principles.