Justin Bieber has got a tattoo, femalefirst.co.uk reports.

The 16-year-old singer reportedly had a small bird inked onto his hip shortly after his 16th birthday in March, at the Son of a Gun tattoo parlour in Toronto.

According to gossip website bestweekever.tv, having the design marked a family tradition.

Justin was accompanied to the tattoo parlour by his father Jeremy, who “showed his approval by giving a thumbs-up when they posed for a photo with staff.”

The site also published pictures of the Baby hitmaker on the tattooist’s table, though a clear image of the completed design could not be seen.

However, photographs of him topless on a beach in Sydney, Australia, show the artwork visible on his pelvis.

Fans have already taken to Twitter to express their views on the teenager’s inking.

StopJBFanWar wrote: “Justin Bieber has a tattoo? That’s hot.”