Beginning at the age of 16, Justin Bieber started steadily adding to his tattoo collection. Seven years later, the pop superstar has amassed full sleeves and many chest and leg pieces, even venturing into neck territory. He has a lion, he has a cross, he has a Jesus piece. What else is there?
How about his entire torso covered in gigantic tattoos? Bieber debuted his new ink over the weekend, posting an Instagram video of the singer showing off his fully tatted stomach.
We have one word: Ow.
According to tattoo artist Bang Bang, the biblically inspired piece took 26 hours to complete over the span of three consecutive days. Bang Bang, who has tattooed a number of celebrities in the past, including Rihanna, says that this is the most he’s ever tattooed anyone in his 13 year career.
That had to hurt. Like, so much.
It’s difficult to make out exactly what is in the tattoo, but from what we can see in the video it looks like the sun shining through clouds and Angels of lightness and darkness. We’re assuming Bieber said a few prayers to get through this process. Again, so painful.
Here are just a few things that would be less painful than sitting for a 26 hour tattoo.
Stay strong, Biebs, and happy healing.