Remember when Justin Bieber started with a couple of small tattoos on his body? And now his whole upper torso is covered in them. Well, fellow hot Canadian singer Shawn Mendes isn’t there quite yet – but he did get his 5th tattoo this week…
The 19-year-old singer started modestly, with a tattoo on his arm, of a guitar made out of a tree, with a sound wave representing his parents and sister saying “I Love You”.
Then he added another tattoo, of a light bulb, with his mother and grandmother’s favorite tree inside.
Meaning behind both of his tatoos- 1-Guitar: "It’s the woods’ reflection on water and a sound wave connecting to the city, which is Toronto. Actually, the sound wave is my parents and my sister saying ‘I love you.’ So it’s a connection between home, work, and family." 2-Lightbulb: "It’s a lightbulb with roots and trees,inside,With my mum and grandmother's favourite flower. And the colors are the colors of Illuminate." #shawnmendes #mendesarmy #shawnmendestattoo
But that’s not all. Back in September, Shawn added a small tattoo on one of his fingers – of an elephant – along with his mom, who got a matching tattoo.
And now we get to 4 and 5, which were revealed on Instagram by Shawn’s tattoo artist, Livia Tsang. One is of a bird on his hand, and the other – the infinity symbol on his finger.
Shawn’s chiseled abs are still clean though – so he’s not on Bieber territory… yet.