Justin Bieber Tattoos An Owl To His Arm ... What Does It Mean?

Pop star's latest addition marks his eighth tattoo, and his sixth of 2012.

Justin Bieber has gotten inked again, this time adding an owl to his ever-expanding collection of tattoos.

On Sunday, the pop star shared a photo on Instagram of his new ink, a large black-and-grey owl sitting on a branch with the caption, "Befo the paps get me." It's located on his forearm, right beside his "Believe" tattoo.

The tat is Bieber's eighth, and his sixth of the year. In September, Bieber tweeted a photo of a crown tattoo, which sits on the right side of his chest, just below his shoulder. The 18-year-old singer got his first tattoo on his 16th Birthday back in March of 2010, which was a small outline of a bird on his left hip.

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While he hasn't shared the significance of his latest ink, Bieber recently sat down with Oprah Winfrey for the November 25th episode of "Oprah's Next Chapter," where he opened up about the media scrutiny surrounding himself and girlfriend Selena Gomez.

"Sometimes... sometimes we gotta to take the back exits and do different things, but I never make her separate from me cause I don't want her to feel like I'm ashamed of her," he said during a tease that aired on "Good Morning America."

"I feel like a lot of guys do that -- especially in the business," Bieber added. "They don't want to be seen with their girl so they'll make them ride in separate cars and do all that 'getaway' stuff. When we get away, we're getting away together."

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