07/18/2013 10:18 am ET Updated Jul 19, 2013

Justin Bieber's New Tattoo Means Mom Is Always Watching (PHOTO)

In a very Bieber-esque way, the pop singer paid tribute to his mother dearest.

Justin Bieber got tatted up Tuesday night at Bang Bang, the same parlor that branded him with his "Believe" ink a year ago, with a design modeled after his mother's eye.

“Justin said the tattoo was about his mother always watching over him, kind of like a protection,” tattoo artist Keith McCurdy told the New York Post.


The tattoo comes just a week after his mom, Pattie Mallette, talked about Bieber's acting out on "Watch What Happens Live."

"I definitely think he’s getting a bad rap, but I’m also not naive to think that my child is perfect and making all the best decisions of his life," she said.

Well, she can keep calm knowing that by some magical power of ink, she will always be watching Bieber.