Justin Bieber: My Tattoos Won't Look Like the "Sixteenth" Chapel

The Biebs flubbed the pronunciation of Michelangelo's masterpiece as he showed off his new ink on Letterman

Clearly Justin Bieber has not spent enough time in Italy.

During yesterday's visit to Late Show with David Letterman, the curmudgeonly host started giving Biebs, 18, a hard time about his new "Believe" tattoo. Letterman tried to get Bieber to promise to stop getting them, or at least swear he wouldn't get a tattoo sleeve that would look like a painting in the Sistine Chapel.

"I'm not going for the Sixteenth Chapel look," Bieber responded as Letterman, the audience and we viewers at home burst out laughing. Watch the gaffe here:

Baby, baby, baby Bieber, oh.

We still aren't quite sure if the "Boyfriend" singer realized his mistake, but he certainly didn't seem to. Biebs definitely wasn't pleased about Letterman's response, even though he did end up fist pounding him in solidarity -- and shrugging off Letterman's actions by muttering, "Grandpas." Letterman followed up the mispronunciation with some muttering of his own: "Canadian high schools." 

Of course, we've all had those moments where we accidentally completely mess up the pronunciation of a word. I've never let my mother live down the day she painfully asked a waiter what "ar-oo-goola" was (we clearly spent most of my adolescence eating iceberg and romaine). But come on, the "Sixteenth" Chapel? And right after Letterman had pronounced it correctly? We know you're better than that, Biebs. Now head back to Europe and go pay Vatican City a visit.

The rest of the interview continues to be awkwardly hilarious. Letterman apparently forgot that Bieber was Canadian, so all his attempted political chatter -- asking Biebs who his vote was going to -- was for naught. We still can't get over the look on Bieber's face when he tells Letterman, "You definitely knew I was Canadian."

It looks like they both had some reading up to do!

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