Watch Justin Bieber Awkwardly Explain His Selena Gomez Tattoo and Try Not to Cringe

"Sorry" singer says in the video he's tried to cover up the ink of his ex-girlfriend with shading

By Jenna Mullins Feb 16, 2016 10:32 PMTags

"The hardest part of breaking up is getting back your stuff."

So said the famed philosophers 2gether. (Google it). Unfortunately, we've now discovered that there is actually something harder than getting your stuff back from an ex. And that is having to explain how you will go about covering up the photo of your former lover that you had permanently inked onto your skin.

Case in point: Justin Bieber explaining some of his tattoos during his photo shoot with GQ magazine. Some of his body art has really deep meaning, and he seems to have a lot of ink dedicated to his mother, which is sweet. But then he gets to a tattoo on his arm that is clearly Selena Gomez and it gets a little awkward.


"Uh, this is my ex-girlfriend," he mumbles in the video, pointing to a tattoo that appears to be Selena sporting a low-cut top and angel wings. "So I kinda try to cover her face up with some shading, but people still know."

Maybe because this "shading" you speak of isn't really covering her face? Like, at all? And also, no matter what you do to the tattoo now, we'll always know it was originally Selena.

And that, kids, is why you never get a tattoo of your significant other, no matter how confident you are in your lasting love. Unless you're Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio because those two will love each other for eternity and we don't care what anyone else says! BRB, sketching out matching "Never Let Go" tattoos for Kate and Leo.