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Tattoo Artist: Bieber Got a Cross on His Face to Represent ‘His Journey in Finding Purpose With God’

This weekend, pop singer Justin Bieber posted images of his latest tattoo—a small cross on his face—and now, the artist behind the piece is explaining its meaning.

New York tattoo artist “Jonboy” told US Weekly, “Justin came in last night and decided on a small cross near the corner of his eye. It represents his journey in finding purpose with God.”

Bieber’s been increasingly open about his faith in recent months. He brought pastor Judah Smith on-stage at a concert to preach a mini-sermon, warned fans of making idols out of celebrity heroes (“when a human is being worshipped, this is dangerous”) and proclaim to Complex that he wants his life to emulate Christ.

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I just wanna honestly live like Jesus. Not be Jesus—I could never—I don’t want that to come across weird. He created a pretty awesome template of how to love people and how to be gracious and kind. If you believe it, he died for our sins.

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