Justin Bieber is looking a little different these days.
The pop star, 22, surprised fans by debuting a face tattoo of a cross near his right eye in a photo on Instagram.
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While the fresh ink may come as a shock to Beliebers, his tattoo artist, JonBoy, explained the meaning behind the tat.
"It represents his journey in finding purpose with God," JonBoy told Us Weekly.
Justin recently came under fire for appearing to suggest that he sees himself as a higher power after captioning a sleepy Instagram selfie, "And on the seventh day."
The "Sorry" singer quickly clarified what he meant, adding to the image caption, "And my goodness I was making a reference, I am not comparing myself to God I'm the farthest thing from! It was my way of saying how important rest is."
He went on to apologize, saying, "Truthfully if you were offended it was in no way shape or form me comparing myself to the most high."