Justin Bieber's Neck Tattoo Artist Spills Everything About His Late-Night Ink Session
By Alex Ungerman
This is what happens when you do a tattoo that will be seen by millions of people.
When Justin Bieber wanted a pair of wings on the back of his neck, he asked tattoo artist Dan Price, owner of Dan Price's The Lab to do it. Although the two had never met before, Dan agreed to the task, which wound up being a middle of the night ordeal at the Versace Mansion in Miami Beach, Florida. But after multiple Instagram posts and millions of likes, it's safe to say the 21-year-old pop star is a fan of his work.
ET caught up with Dan, who told us that Justin reached out about the tattoo while the "Sorry" singer and his crew were at LIV Nightclub in Miami. Eventually, Justin asked Dan to meet him at four in the morning at the mansion to begin work on the tattoo.
"He was a super cool, funny kid," Dan revealed. "Very down to earth."
Although Dan has done tattoos for professional athletes in the past, he acknowledged that Justin was the most high-profile celebrity he's ever worked on, adding that he was "more nervous to meet him than to tattoo him.”
“I accepted that this had to be one of my cleanest pieces 'cause it’s gonna forever be seen by the world," Dan added.
After they finalized the tattoo design at the mansion, it took two and a half hours to complete. Dan says that Justin created a "very make yourself at home" environment, and mentioned how much he loves going back home to Canada, where he likes to ride four-wheelers. Dan was having such a good time, in fact, that he stayed until 9 a.m., just hanging out and talking with the performer.
After giving Justin the tattoo, Dan posted a picture of the finished product, writing, "Thank you and your team for showing love ... See you next time around ... Suited up, flyin out."
On Friday, the tattoo artist posted a picture of the work in progress, writing, "Talent is God given, be humble. Fame is Man given, be grateful. Conceit is Self given, be careful. Thank you Again @justinbieber for this oppurtunity and thank everyone I have not mentioned for making this happen you guys all know who you are!"