Justin Bieber reveals 'hundreds of hours' of tattoo work on his body

Singer Justin Bieber used social media to reveal all the time and pain that went into all of his tattoos, calling his body is a "canvas."

Emily Treadgold

Everyone knows Justin Bieber loves his tattoos. So it's no surprise he's finally showing off all his ink.


In a new Instagram post, the singer opened up about how much pain and time went into all of his tattoos.


"If tattooed didnt hurt everyone would have them," he wrote. "Well maybe not very one!!Over a hundred hours of hart work on my body and I wouldnt take back a single one."


He called his body a "canvas" and said over a hundred hours went into the art. Bieber noted that if tattoos didn't hurt then, everyone would have them. They also probably cost a bit of money, but we won't fault the 24-year-old for that.

So far, he has the face of a bear and a lion inked on his chest with a cross in between them. Additionally, he has the words "Son Of God" in large letters and a large eagle over the word "Purpose" referencing his album. 


Bieber also has the words "Forgive" and "Believe," along with a pair of eyes, clouds, castles, and other random pieces. The I, IX, VII, and V represent 1975, the year his mother Pattie Mallette was born all of which he got in 2013.

If tattooed didn't hurt everyone would have them. Well maybe not very one!!

Most of Bieber's ink was done by celebrity tattoo artist Bang Bang. He explained one of Bieber's pieces in an Instagram post, writing, "We added two angels, one on each side. Below each one, they're dominating the evil. Whenever I do an epic piece, there needs to be the positive and negative.  There needs to be a balance...visually there needs to be contrast. Below each of the angels, there is a demon that needs to be defeated. The skeleton on one side and the serpent on the other."


Bang Bang also says Bieber is "tough as nails" and that he spent 26 hours in the chair over three consecutive days, which is the most he's ever tattooed any client.