They grow up so fast. Justin Bieber has passed a milestone on his way to being the absolute worst: He got a face tattoo. But don't worry, it's tiny and rather silly looking. Yes, Bieber managed to do something utterly ridiculous but still in a failure-tastic way. That's our boy.

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“Justin came in last night and decided on a small cross near the corner of his eye," the tattoo artist, named a "Waltons"-esque Jonboy, tells Us Weekly. “It represents his journey in finding purpose with God.” Really? Because it looks like he's the wimpiest inductee in a prison gang. This move marks a significant change in Bieber's stance on face tattoos from earlier this year — and yes, for those keeping track, it's only May — when he told GQ magazine that he'd only get one when he's "really old. Not super-old, but maybe, like, 40s or 50s or something," he said. "I think if they're done right, they could be cool, but nothing crazy all over the face." Well, we'll see how he feels — and how his face looks — in another three months.

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