Justin Bieber, Clash Magazine

Rory Kramer

Justin Bieber is taking it all off—except for his hat.

The Biebs appears on Clash magazine's cover for its 100th issue, and the "Sorry" singer has his head hanging low as he poses in front of the expansive ocean. Wearing only his hat, Justin covers up his platinum locks in favor of showing off his many, many tattoos.

He has never been shy about snapping shirtless pics, often posting selfies from boats and many of his exotic travels. But now that he has opened up about some of his tattoos—even some of the one he regrets—he's putting them on display so Beliebers can get a super close look.

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

We all make mistakes, but even he can't escape that one because the "shading" didn't really hide her face from his forearm.

Bieber also appeared shirtless in an accompanying spread for GQ, stripping down figuratively and literally while discussing his comeback and everything that helped him change his ways, including God. "I feel like that's why I have a relationship with Him, because I need it. I suck by myself. Like, when I'm by myself and I feel like I have nothing to lean on? Terrible. Terrible person," he told the magazine.

"If I was doing this on my own, I would constantly be doing things that are, I mean, I still am doing things that are stupid, but...It just gives me some sort of hope and something to grasp onto, and a feeling of security, and a feeling of being wanted, and a feeling of being desired, and I feel like we can only get so much of that from a human."

His relationships with people in real life, however, are a tad more complicated, but he's working on it. Now that he's focused on himself he's taking the time to really focus on what he wants and needs instead of giving someone else only half of him. 

"I don't want to put anyone in a position where they feel like I'm only theirs, only to be hurt in the end. Right now in my life, I don't want to be held down by anything," he revealed. "I already have a lot that I have to commit to. A lot of responsibilities. I don't want to feel like the girl I love is an added responsibility."

The full interview is available in Clash magazine, which returns to print with Issue 100 in the UK from Friday. Copies can be pre-orderded via the magazine's website.

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