May 19, 2010 04:12:12 GMT
The Canadian singer was accompanied by his father when going to the tattoo parlor to get his hip inked.
Teen sensation Justin Bieber has followed a family tradition and had a tattoo - even though he is legally too young to get inked. The "Baby" singer was spotted sporting a small bird design on his hip while frolicking on the beach in Australia last month.
And the 16 year old was only allowed the body art as his dad accompanied him to the parlor - because you have to be aged 18 or over to have a tattoo without parental consent in his native Canada. According to Bestweekever.tv, the bird is a Bieber tradition - with many family members sporting the inking on their wrists.
In related news, Justin Bieber is nominated as Best New Artist at this year's BET Awards. He is facing off Melanie Fiona, Nicki Minaj, Wale and Young Money.