justin bieber

A few years back, Justin Bieber broke the No. 1 unwritten rule of tattoos: Thou shall not get inked with anything that is remotely a tribute to my significant other. 

In a new video from his GQ shoot, JB unveils his tapestry of tattoos and shares the meaning behind a few of his most meaningful pieces, including the black-and-white angel portrait of his ex-girlfriend, Selena Gomez.

“I tried to cover her face up with some shading,” he says of the now-darkened image. “But people still know [it’s her].”

Among his expanding collection, the singer also has pieces that pay tribute to his mother, friends and a childhood book. Watch him explain their significance in the video below: