The bird tattoo you saw earlier belongs to Justin Bieber! This was the tatted 'Boyfriend' crooner's first piece of permanent body ink, as he received it on his 16th birthday.

It seems Beliebers have unearthed the meaning behind Bieber's hip ink. According to justinbiebertattoos.com, the bird tat was a sort of rite of passage of the Biebs.

You see, Justin's dad apparently got the same tattoo when he was a kid (and Justin's other family members also supposedly have this exact same ink), so the Biebs' version is symbolic of his love for his dad and his movement towards manhood.

Just like 'The Mighty Ducks,' Biebers fly together.