Shawn Mendes Adds Ink To His Body

Shawn Mendes is following fellow Canadian superstars Justin Bieber and Drake by adding ink to his body.

The 19-year-old “There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back” singer got a tattoo of a swallow on the top of his right hand between his thumb and index finger.

It was revealed on Instagram last week by Livia Tsang of Chronic Ink on Eglinton Avenue East in Toronto. 

“Look who wandered back in,” Tsang captioned a photo of Mendes showing off his latest tattoo.

Tsang created Mendes’ first tattoo, which is on his right forearm. Shaped like an acoustic guitar, it incorporates a lake and forest, Toronto’s iconic CN Tower, and the sound waves of his parents saying “I love you.”

The most publicly visibly tattoo on his body, the swallow represents distances travelled. But, fans won't see it on Mendes' hand when he appears on Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest on Dec. 31 because the west coast performances were taped last month.

Mendes also has a small infinity symbol on the side of the middle finger on his right hand and a tiny elephant on the middle finger of his left hand (“They’re pretty cool animals actually if you read about them," he told GQ).

Fans also know that Mendes has a large tattoo on the back of his upper right arm of a lightbulb with roots and a flower inside (“I got it when I was in Oslo on tour,” he told Teen Vogue).

Look who wandered back in 🙊 @shawnmendes

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