As a rule of thumb, it's probably best to never get your significant other's name or face tattooed on your skin. Unfortunately, Justin Bieber had to learn that the hard way!

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The 21-year-old has a portrait of his ex girlfriend Selena Gomez on his arm. After their breakup, the singer told GQ that he attempted to cover it up, but it didn't work out so well.

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"This is my ex-girlfriend," he said, pointing to his wrist. "So I kinda try to cover her face up with some shading, but people still know."

Watch him explain the rest of his tattoos in the video below.

Click through the gallery to see more celebrities who have gotten tattoos of their exes (before they were broken up, of course).