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Bieber gives illegal 'swaggy' tattoo, could be fined

Posted by Erica Thompson  April 5, 2013 01:31 PM

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Justin Bieber is no stranger to getting inked, with 10 of his own "eclectic" tattoos, but the 18-year-old pop sensation found himself on the other side of the gun last summer when he tatted up New York tattoo artist Bang Bang (aka Keith McCurdy).

What did he permanently mark MrCurdy with? A cartoon-like picture of a buff mouse with the words "swaggy," Bieber's proclaimed alter-ego, according to the New York Daily News. Bieber's artistry may land him a $2,000 fine for tattooing without a license.

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Bieber's illegal ink is just one of many strange instances for the "Believe" singer. In the past few months, the 19-year-old's pet monkey was confiscated by German customs officials for lack of credentials. Adding to the craziness: he also had to cancel a show in Portugal and allegedly attacked one of his neighbors.

Are you surprised to hear that he tried his hand at tattooing? Would you let him give you one? Let us know in the comments.


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