A tattoo is a huge decision so one should really take the time to think about what they’re getting permanently inked on their body. One of the cardinal rules? Don’t get a tattoo of a lover or even a spouse because, let’s be honest, anything can happen. No, really, just ask any of these celebs. But, alas, the heart wants what it wants and despite their up-and-down relationship, back when Justin Bieber was dating Selena Gomez, he thought a tattoo of her face on his arm would be a good idea.
While it’s unknown when exactly he got the ink, the two were together from December 2010 to November 2012, then on-and-off until about 2015 so presumably it was sometime after their initial split when he really became addicted to tattoos.
Somehow, the unthinkable happened and in 2017 — after Gomez and The Weeknd split, and Biebs had a brief dalliance with Hailey Baldwin — Jelena was a thing once again, but only for a few months. Fast-forward to now and Justin and Hailey are back on, bigger than ever. Which might make that Selena tattoo awkward as hell.
Bieber has yet to pull a Pete Davidson and cover up a tattoo of his ex-girlfriend but he admitted in a 2016 video for GQ — at the 1:24 mark — that he has tried to get rid of it and “cover her face up with some shading but people still know.”
Including Hailey. Obviously. But Baldwin might be super-chill about it. Selena is part of Justin’s past and she helped shape him into the man he is today. And today, he’s Hailey’s fiancé which, despite how much you (or she) shipped Jelena, is more than they ever were. And who knows? Maybe Biebs is working on getting some Baldwin-inspired ink done. His only problem? Trying to find the space for it since there isn’t much room left.
As long as you love him, you love all of him — and that includes his tattoos, one of which just happens to be of his famous ex’s face. But that’s not to say Twitter was loving it. On the contrary:
I keep picturing Hailey putting an engagement ring on Justin’s finger with his massive ass tattoo of Selena a few inches away
— emma (@jelengend) July 8, 2018
— ; (@gomezbuterah) July 10, 2018
Sometimes I think I’m having an awful day and then I remember Justin Bieber has a Selena Gomez tattoo so it could always get worse
— eur (@_taytor) July 2, 2018
get the selena tattoo removed right now @justinbieber
— c (@revivaIsus) July 9, 2018
And so the saga continues…