Shawn Mendes Inspired By Fan To Get A New Tattoo


Shawn Mendes added some ink to his body on Sunday – and it was inspired by a fan.

On a day off from the North American leg of his tour, the Canadian singer had a tattoo of a butterfly with a wing of flowers put on his left bicep.

The design, by an artist known as Christ TATTXX of Santiago, Chile, was discovered by an Arizona superfan named Kayla. Last Wednesday, she tweeted a pair of photos of Mendes on which she had digitally added the tattoo to his arm.

“shawn mendes with a butterfly tattoo. i rest my case,” she wrote.

It caught the eye of Mendes, who tweeted at her: “Wait this is awesome, can u DM the drawing ??”

The two had a DM conversation in which Kayla provided Mendes with the artist’s identity, setting the wheels in motion.

The singer’s Toronto-based tattoo artist Livia Tsang flew to Dallas and did the ink job in his hotel suite.

Not surprisingly, Kayla can’t believe how her vision came true. “who would’ve thought that me messing around and editing a tattoo onto him would turn into a reality??? no words,” she tweeted.

“im so thankful like i cannot put it into words how much i love him.”

It’s not known how much Christ TATTXX got for the use of his art, but he expressed his gratitude to both Tsang and Kayla on social media. He also shared an image of his original design.

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This is the original design!🦋. @shawnmendes . 🌹I thank you very much for all the messages of love that you have sent me and for appreciating and sharing my art. For those who have asked me, I am located in Santiago de Chile. I invite you to continue reviewing and sharing my art. . 🌷always available to tattoo {SHARE}. . . Este es el diseño original🦋🌷agradezco mucho todos los mensajes de amor que me han enviado y por apreciar y compartir mi arte. Para quienes me han preguntado, me ubico en Santiago de Chile. Les invito a seguir revisando y compartiendo mi arte. . 🌹siempre disponible para tatuar. . . .{COMPARTIR} @shawnmendes #shawnmendes #tttism #tattoodesign #tatuadorescl #equilattera #blxink #iblackwork #tattood #blackworkers #finelinetattoo #blackworkers_tattoo #btattooing #blackworkersubmission #iblackwork #flowerstattoo #flowertattoo #freehand #freehandtattoo #chiletattoo #tattoochile #argentinatattoo #tattooargentina #portaltattoo #butterflytattoo #butterfly

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Tsang did Mendes’ previous tattoos.

The singer has a design on his right forearm of an acoustic guitar that incorporates a lake and forest, Toronto’s iconic CN Tower, and the sound waves of his parents saying “I love you” as well as a tattoo of a swallow on his right hand. Mendes also has a small infinity symbol on the side of the middle finger on his right hand, a tiny elephant on the middle finger of his left hand, and a large tattoo on the back of his upper right arm of a lightbulb with roots and a flower inside.