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May 19, 2010

Justin Bieber tattoo & Jonathan Livingston Seagull

justin bieber tattoo jonathan livingston seagull

Ah, the wonders of pop culture. Leave it to a teen heartthrob barely past puberty to revive interest in a book that captivated the masses in 1970. It all started with reports that singer Justin Bieber was tattooed with a stylized seagull to mark his 16th birthday this spring. (If you don't know him, just ask your kids or grand-kids.) The gull (check it out) was said to be an inky reference to the novel "Jonathan Livingston Seagull" by Richard Bach.

The book is about a seagull that is ostracized by his flock, but finds a higher (literally) meaning in free-flying non-comformity. It was a perfect novel for those heady days when American kids were rebelling -- and looking for spiritual inspiration -- and society's norms were being challenged. And I do recall enjoying the book as a quick summer read. (With "Animal Farm" and "Life of Pi," it's also one of the most well-known animal-oriented allegories.)

Posted by Dave Rosenthal at 4:53 PM | | Comments (18)


i love justin bieber

i love him more than anything ;D

omg now hes officially grown up ...... VERY ATTRACTIVE ...... good idea hes been a perfect inspiration exactly why were like the perfect match ........!!!!!!!!!!!!

justin so hot i wish he will came to fresno on feduray the 6

Someone should shoot this prepubescent kid and do the world a favor.

OMG justin u r so sexy and cute i love ur music and style

love u more then all the athers

wow. just looking at comments and it goes to prove how immature his fans are. they cant spell.

I can't wait to see the actual tattoo though

hes the hotest boy in the world

he is very cute and handsome.....

justin ur just so cut & ur one of my dreamsand I really want it to come true.

i use to not be a big fan of tattoo's, but now on my 16th birthday, i deffffinatly get that same one(: && i just asked my dad, && guess what he said. YES! :D


Eugh, Justin Bieber. I hate him, who actually gets a tattoo of a 'seagull' plus its so small it hardly even counts as a tattoo.
Plus to all the other 10 year old girls up there who worship him, he is just like every other 'teen sensataion' in a few years he'll have the body of a truck driver and no one will remember his name.

And to all the 'fans' up there, he will NEVER love you! Go you and get some proper music taste.

Justine Bieber has a tattoo.Wooooow. It is probably not even real... He would of wrote a song about it if it was. His new best friend, that horrible role model and new Lindsey or Brittany, Miley Cyrus most likely told him to get one, but he was too much of a wuss and got a fake one.

i love biebs. that is all i have to say. and i love the shows people that ur not a p***. keep up the good work bieber boy!

ummmm? excuse me? she probably had ZERO to do with this tattoo business. miley cyrus is almost eighteen! my sister is 17 and i can't even imagine how much shit she's done! not approving of it...just saying, do you know how many 17 year olds are gonna go out and do stupid stuff because they can't think for themselves!? think a little. at least she broke away from being under a microscope at all times at DISNEY! hell, i would too! she's not a bad role model, she's just stupid, seventeen, and not a goody-two-shoes. thank you very much.


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Dave Rosenthal came to The Baltimore Sun as a business reporter in 1987 and now is the Maryland Editor. He reads a wide range of books (but never as many as he'd like), usually alternating between non-fiction and fiction. Some all-time favorites: A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole; Wind, Sand and Stars by Antoine de Saint-Exupery; and anything by Calvin Trillin or John McPhee. He belongs to a book club with a Jewish theme.
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