Justin Bieber unveils a new “compass” tattoo just one day after revealing a new “Jester” design.
The 19-year-old posted an Instagram photo of his latest inking on Sunday.
Bieber’s new tattoo is sited on his left tricep and shows a medium-size black and white compass with a dial front.
The shirtless teen is seen in the Instagram looking to-camera as his new tattoo jostles with the rest on his almost complete sleeve,
On his far less tattooed right arm, Justin’s “Jester” – which he later had colored in – sits below an existing small, Japanese kanji symbol for music, reportedly inked back in July 2012.
The singer’s tat count is now in the mid-20’s, possibly 22, and he may even be starting a second sleeve.
Like most ink-lovers Bieber seems to invest meaning in his body art and may even have had the “Compass” and “Jester” tattoos inked because of the symbolism attached to them.
A compass is typically used to help travelers find their direction.
Historically, jesters entertained rulers or other nobility. They have been depicted as the “fool” or “Joker” and represent common sense, honesty, and even death. Such entertainers were also used in royal courts to deliver bad news in a non-serious way.
While the exact reasons for Justin’s latest tattoos aren’t known, he may soon find getting bad news gently and an ability to navigate his way out a stormy situations helpful.
According to TMZ, sources say the Sheriff’s Department is intent on building a felony case against Bieber for his alleged involvement in the egging of his neighbor’s house on Thursday, January 9.
Citing sources, the website claimed detectives in the vandalism investigation “are indignant” and want the Canadian star charged with a felony because of prior investigations that stalled and believe they have sufficient evidence in this case to “nail” him.
The neighbor told TMZ and sheriff’s deputies attending his home following a 7:40 pm 911 call, that he saw Justin hurl eggs at his front door while he and his daughter watched from their balcony videotaping the incident.
The shaky, partially dark footage was subsequently posted by TMZ and shows the neighbor and an unseen male — allegedly Bieber — trading expletives.
The neighbor’s 13-year-old daughter is heard making a 911 call in the clip and describing the situation as an “assault.”
Los Angeles County Sheriff’s spokesman Steve Whitmore confirms Bieber has been named as a suspect in a misdemeanor vandalism and assault crime report, The Associated Press reports.
However, that could rise to a felony depending on a damages estimate. According to TMZ, the neighbor believes repairs could run into thousands of dollars because of alleged damage to expensive, exterior venetian plastering and other items.
While Bieber isn’t yet speaking to Los Angeles detectives, his accuser – who has reportedly clashed with the singer before – has been speaking to media outlets including E! News.
“It was about 7:30 pm. and I was in my house upstairs with my daughter,” he told the outlet. “We began to hear something hitting the house, like rocks and things crashing into the window. We went to our outside balcony and saw [Justin] standing in my front yard, ripping eggs at my house.”
He added, “I screamed at him, he yelled back at me, said, ‘Yeah I got another one for you,’ and threw more eggs. Then I called the sheriff. Obviously my daughter was very frightened having eggs thrown at her. It was unprovoked as I have not seen the kid in months, so I have no idea what prompted him to do this.”
However, this January 9 Twitter snapshot may indicate Bieber has been – and possibly still is – being provoked by some Calabasas residents.
Matt Schwartz, who purports to be a relative of the neighbor, referred to the egging incident on the social networking site, writing:
Bieber just egged my house Jeff and Keyshawn are going crazy on this bitch updates coming soon
— 〽️oof (@mattschwartz18) January 10, 2014
“I jus[t] have to think I’m partially responsible for when I tpeed him.”
Tpeed is a shortening of the term ‘Teepeed,’ which is the act of covering something or even someone in toilet paper. The message was deleted shortly after posting. Cohen subsequently switched his Twitter profile to private then public again.
(Photo: An example of a “teepeed” house).
Given the history of tension between Bieber and Calabsas’ residents which led to reckless driving and battery investigations; are there murky goings-on in play by an understandably frustrated group of neighbors who may have turned nastily vigilante behind the gates?
In which case, it’s likely both the neighbor – and allegedly – Bieber know more than they’re currently saying about the egging affair.
The singer’s representatives have not yet responded to media requests for comment.