Adam Levine Debuts His Finished Back Tattoo

02/23/2016 at 09:01 AM ET

Adam Levine has so many tattoos that, at this point, it’s kind of hard to tell what exactly is new versus our inability to create a working map from memory of every single piece of ink on his body (not for lack of trying). So when his wife Behati Prinsloo shared this snap of her husband’s back on Instagram, we were hesitant at first to make any official declarations as to its newness, but after close inspection of this back piece, it’s safe to say, there is definitely some new body art going on here.

Adam Levine back tattooBehati Prinsloo/Instagram

What started as a simple mermaid tattoo, has now evolved into a full-blown landscape, covering almost the entirety of the Maroon 5 singer’s back with a mythological scene complete with crashing waves, a lost ship, and a handful of swallows that are making the early aughts emo kid inside all of us super jealous.

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6 months in the making. Thanks @bryanrandolph for absolutely blowing my mind with this one! Woooo hooooo!!!!

A photo posted by Adam Levine (@adamlevine) on

According to Levine’s Instagram post featuring his fresh ink, this was a six-month work in progress between him and Bryan Randolph of Spider Murphy’s Tattoo in California. The Voice coach thanked him for, “absolutely blowing my mind with this one!” and his model wife concurred in her Instagram caption that there’s “some serious art happening” here. So who wants to take bets on how much longer it will be until we see a portrait of Behati make it onto Adam’s body art collage? At the rate he’s going, he better start saving some space.

What do you think of Adam’s new back tattoo? What would you like to see him get inked with next? Which is your favorite?

–Emily Kirkpatrick

FILED UNDER: Adam Levine , Beauty , Celebs , Tattoos
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really on

LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Guest on

That looks dumb.

Helen on

Love Adam but this is the homeliest looking mermaid I have ever seen LOL

Guest on

The mermaid has a really weird looking face??

ZabeMars on

I think the scenery around the mermaid is beautiful and well executed (minus the sun and its first-grader sun rays). I just wish the mermaid was … better… more feminine, pretty, with elongated arms and fingers and just more stunning as she is at the center of this beautiful piece.

gggg on

its totally ugly. funny, has anyone bothered to tell these late 30’s and 40’s guys that tattoos have gone out of style and they are now left aging with bodies that look terrible? None of the young folks are getting these types of tattoos, the fad has faded. Just look at pro athletes. Clean skin (and hair) is back. Now the older guys look really silly.

King king on

Ugly mermaid

goodie on

sadly the mermaid and the skull have no depth to the face making it look like a flat drawing but luckily the rest is so busy it distracts from it.

wm on

He should get his money back. That is one ugly tattoo & mermaid. Yuck!

Carolyn on

Flat out ugly. Never got his appeal.

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