Justin Bieber got some new ink, and fans of street artist Banksy are not pleased!
In a photo posted Friday on an Instagram page devoted to the British street artist, the recently trouble-prone pop star is shown baring new ink that looks like Banksy's "Balloon Girl" piece pictured below, but not quite.
The Instagram shot was captioned, "Controversial @justinbieber #banksy," although the new tattoo perhaps stirs up more questions than controversy.
Like where exactly is the heart-shaped balloon—could on-again (maybe) girlfriend Selena Gomez have it on her forearm? (OK, that's unlikely. It actually looks like it's floating away on the pop star's arm just out of camera view.)
While some fans of Banksy, the elusive United Kingdom-based painter and street artist, apparently didn't like the ink, the artist doesn't appear to have definitively chimed in, so we may never know what he really thinks of the pop star appropriating his art for a tattoo. Unless, of course, he makes some art about it!
Pop star princess Ariana Grande also had an inking session today, and for her it was all about the classics and a sexy flash of the neck!
The Nickelodeon star posted a pic to Instagram of her tattoo artist carefully scripting the nape of her neck, before posting the final reveal of a tattoo that says "mille tendresse," which is a French phrase made popular by the film Breakfast at Tiffany's that means "a thousand tendernesses."
And she couldn't stop gushing over her tattoo artist, captioning the 'before' photo "@romeolacoste is amazing." Later writing of the 'after' photo, "not exactly the easiest spot to get a photo of on your own but nonetheless I am very happy. thank you again @romeolacoste."