While in New York City over the weekend, Justin Bieber decided to get new ink.
Bieber posted an Instagram photo of himself and you can just barely see that there’s a fleck of black right near his eye. The minuscule mark led fans to wonder if it was real, when the tattoo artist Jonathan “JonBoy” Valena confirmed it. So what is it exactly? Like the Christian boy he is, Bieber got a tiny cross. Valena told E! News, “I did tattoo a small cross near the corner of Justin’s eye. It was a representation of his faith in jesus and his journey with finding purpose in God.”
The tiny cross joins the other religious-themed tattoo work on Bieber's body like the Jesus portrait on his leg, the cross on his chest, and the angel wings on his neck. In a 2016 video interview with GQ about his tattoos, he said that he would consider a facial tattoo when he was “really old, not super old, but maybe like 40s or 50s or something. One above my eyebrow or something small.” He added, “I think if they’re done right, they could be cool, but nothing super crazy all over the face.”