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It’s no secret that Justin Bieber is a big fan of tattoos — the evidence of the pop star’s passion for ink is clearly visible in the various works of art that adorn his body. However, according to an April 4 report by Perez Hilton, Justin has taken his love of tats to the next level by actually trying to become a tattoo artist himself.

Famous New York tattoo artist Bang Bang allowed Justin to try his hand at tattooing by offering up a spot of skin on his leg for the Biebs to scribble on. In a video of the process, Justin can be see concentrating hard on his work of body art — a muscular cartoon mouse named “Swaggy.” The artwork actually turned out looking sort of adorable even though it was a bit squiggly, so if Justin decides that he needs to take a break from the spotlight, he could always consider honing his skills by taking part in some tattoo art training. It’s a skill that comes in handy if one ever finds themselves in jail.

Perhaps Justin wanted to learn how to use a tattoo kit because he’s planning on inking himself. He wouldn’t be the first pop star to do so — One Direction singer Harry Styles reportedly bought a tattoo kit so that he and his friends can ink each other. Of course this isn’t the best idea since sharing a tattoo needle can spread diseases, and it’s illegal to tattoo without a license. In fact, Bang Bang’s tattoo parlor could face a fine up to $2,000 for letting Justin tattoo the artist. However, Bang Bang doesn’t seem to mind getting in trouble for illegal ink — he’s also let celebrities like Rihanna and Katy Perry create works of art on his body. So instead of collecting autographs, Bang Bang collects tattoos from the stars.

Justin Bieber should at least be relieved that he’s not the one in trouble this time, and his monkey named Mally should be relieved that she didn’t turn into a test subject for Justin’s tattoo skills. So do you think that Justin is a promising tattoo artist, or should he stick to singing?