Los Angeles - Justin Bieber got tattooed during a
The 20-year-old singer has joined the mile high club
- by getting two religious symbols inked at 40 000
feet above the ground on a private flight from
Panama to Canada last month.
The new tattoos were etched by famed artist Bang
Bang, the man behind Rihanna and Katy Perry's
body art, just days after Justin was arrested for
allegedly driving under the influence (DUI) and drag
racing in Miami.
He told the New York Daily News: "It was really
difficult. The plane was shaking, so it's like trying to
do a tattoo while you're driving over rocks ... and so I
have to compensate and be so, so accurate. I've
gotta admit that my adrenaline was through the
roof. I didn't anticipate it would be so difficult.
"This was the most difficult tattoo I've ever done for
"It was extremely bumpy and the pilot would call
back to us and say 'Hey we've got a little bit of
turbulence coming up.' We were trying to find the
pockets when the plane was smooth."
The As Long As You Love Me singer opted for a giant
cross on his chest and the word "Forgive" on the
right hand side of his stomach as a tribute to his
belief in Jesus Christ and his ability to forgive people
for their sins.
The session took an hour and a half and Bang Bang
is hopeful the stunt might get the pair into the
Guinness Book of World Records.
He added: "I'm trying to see if we broke a record
because we filmed it and documented it, it would be
a cool record to have broken, the highest altitude
Justin is currently awaiting trial following his arrest
on 28 January and has pleaded not guilty to driving
under the influence, resisting arrest and driving
without a valid licence.