- (Photograph: Instagram/Justin Bieber)
Pattie Mallette, 19-year-old singer Justin Bieber's mother, is being candid about her thoughts concerning her son's growing number of tattoos.
In a question and answer session on Twitter, Mallette answered her son's fans' questions about a range of topics. One of her candid answers were about her feelings concerning his body art.
"I wish he didn't have tattoos but I do like them," Mallette tweeted the fan. "I'm torn. Weird right?"
Bieber recently shared a new tattoo that he got on his left shoulder of an eagle with fans. While it is not yet clear what the tattoo means to Bieber, the Christian singer has inked many religious themes on his body.
Last September, Bieber got a tattoo of Psalm 119:105 on his shoulder that reads: "Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path."
In July, he got a tattoo of an eye on his arm which was inspired by his mother Pattie Mallette.
Keith "Bang Bang" McCurdy, the New York City-based tattoo artist behind Bieber's eye tattoo explained the singer's fascination with body art.
The singer who has over 20 tattoos may be addicted to getting the body art, according to McCurdy.
"I'm not sure what his next tattoo will be, but we both joked about how we are addicted to tattoos," he previously told E! News. "He joked, saying he's only 19, and he already has this many tattoos.
After one of Bieber's many inkings this year, Mallette admitted that she wasn't always informed about his decisions to get new tattoos. Bieber's mother found out about his "X" tattoo in the media the same way many of his fans did.
Mallette went on WLNY-TV's The Couch earlier this year where she expressed surprise concerning her son's tattoo.
"See, sometimes I find out things like this … the same way as everyone else," she told WLNY-TV host Carolina Bermudez. "I saw that like seriously five minutes before I came on [The Couch]. I was looking at something and I said, 'Is that a new tattoo?'"