If you had to guess what sort of animal Justin Bieber got tattooed on his arm, what would you guess? A Canadian moose? A brave grizzly bear? A porcupine? (What—they’re the Bieb’s favorite animal.)
Well, had you guessed any of those, you would sadly be wrong. The animal Justin chose to adorn his forearm in a recent tattoo was in fact an owl! Bieber posted an image of the new ink to his Instagram account Sunday with the caption, “Befo the paps get me.”
Beliebers, unsurprisingly, are loving it:
OWL symbolizes: Wise, Magestic and Powerful. Best tattoo ever @justinbieber
— Robin ♛ (@letmakeitdotnl) October 28, 2012
Here comes the drama!! Who cares if @justinbieber got a tattoo.Were here for the music aren't we,Not the tattoos.Even though I love it!
— ALWAYS a belieber❤️ (@TruBelieber79) October 28, 2012
And Bieber’s associate Alfredo Flores has his own interpretation:
@letmakeitdotnl @justinbieber and even more important the owl is standing not on a branch but on the believe key with the wings we all wear.
— Alfredo Flores (@AlfredoFlores) October 28, 2012
To us oldies, though, the owl looks a mite familiar: