Justin Bieber shows off massive new torso tattoo

Justin Bieber. (Screengrab: Instagram)
Justin Bieber. (Screengrab: Instagram)

Cape Town – Justin Bieber surprised fans on Saturday with the latest addition to his body art. 

The 23-year-old singer revealed a massive new torso tattoo in a selfie and video on Instagram.

The fresh ink covers his stomach and ribcage and features gargoyles, skeletons and archways. 

See it here:

Moments in battle

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The inking took three days to complete and was done by tattoo artist Bang Bang. 

In an Instagram post Bang Bang thanked Justin for trusting him calling the hitmaker "tough as nails."

In an exclusive interview with the E Online the artist revealed the meaning behind it. 

He said it is symbolic of Gothic art and the struggle between light and dark, the good and the bad, Ying and Yang. 

"I wanted to make sure we had contrast in subject matter and imagery. The thing that made the most sense to me was a tattoo describing his spirituality.  The animals he has, his spirit animals as well as the angels, his guardians. I was trying to make it super meaningful and not scattered," said Bang Bang.