Who would have thought that itty bitty Shawn Mendes would be getting inked just like a real rock star? It feels like just yesterday we were ooh-ing and ah-ing over his first music video. Well, looks like the Toronto homeboy is growing up, and he’s marking that (literally) with a tattoo.
Not just any tattoo though. This tat is a tribute to his past, Canada and Toronto in a way even Drake could be proud of. Ladies and gentleman, we present to you, Shawn Mendes’ first tattoo:
At first it just looks like a guitar (which would be fitting enough on its own), but look closer and you can see a forest, water, the Toronto skyline, and the part near the CN Tower that looks like buildings is actually a soundwave of Shawn’s parents saying ‘I love you.’ Awwww!
We honestly wouldn’t mind having that tattoo permanently printed on our bodies. It’s beautiful. Plus, it’s rare to see such a well though out and designed tattoo. We wonder if he drew it himself.
Also, the artist who tatted Shawn, Livia Tsang, answered the question all his fans were surely wondering: did he cry?
1) yes the CN tower is in it
2) No he did not cry
— Livia Tsang (@liviatsang) June 27, 2016
We’re pretty impressed. A tattoo that detailed would have taken a while and it’s got some significant surface area. Kudos to you, Mendes.