Justin Bieber still has a tattoo of Selena Gomez above his ring finger

Justin Bieber still has a tattoo of Selena Gomez above his ring finger

Amidst all the celebrity breakups of late, we've also had some shining beacons of hope, well: in the vein of incredibly unexpected engagements. First there was Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson - two people whose paths no one ever expected to cross - but here they are engaged, while their exes Mac Miller and Cazzie David are left by the wayside, undoubtedly suffering from whiplash.

And now, we have Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin. Both parties took to social media yesterday to confirm their engagement after reports emerged that the pop-star proposed while they were vacationing in the Bahamas. And yes, to say that it seems rushed would be an understatement.

Namely, because Justin Bieber - who has been publicly battling his demons for a number of years now - still has a tattoo of Selena Gomez's face on his arm. In fact, its location on his forearm means that it will be mere inches away from his wedding ring.

Awkward.

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Bieber took to Instagram yesterday to reveal that he was engaged to the "love of his life".

"Was gonna wait a while to say anything but word travels fast, listen plain and simple Hailey I am soooo in love with everything about you! So committed to spending my life getting to know every single part of you loving you patiently and kindLY," he wrote. "I promise to lead our family with honor and integrity letting Jesus through his Holy Spirit guide us in everything we do and every decision we make."

"My heart is COMPLETELY and FULLY YOURS and I will ALWAYS put you first! You are the love of my life Hailey Baldwin and I wouldn’t want to spend it with anybody else. You make me so much better and we compliment eachother so well!! Can’t wait for the best season of life yet!. It’s funny because now with you everything seems to make sense! The thing I am most excited for is that my little brother and sister get to see another healthy stable marriage and look for the same!!! Gods timing really is literally perfect, we got engaged on the seventh day of the seventh month, the number seven is the number of spiritual perfection, it’s true GOOGLE IT! Isn’t that nuts? By the way I didn’t plan that, anyways My goodness does feel good to have our future secured! WERE GONNA BE BETTER AT 70 BABY HERE WE GO! “He who finds a wife finds a good thing and obtains FAVOR from the Lord!” This is the year of favor!!!!"

But eagle-eyed fans were rather disarmed by the fact that the 24-year-old still has a prominent tattoo of his ex-girlfriend Selena Gomez, whom he was in an on-again-off-again relationship with since December of 2010, on his arm.

"You should never get a tattoo of your significant other. Justin Bieber still has a huge ass tattoo of Selena Gomez and he's marrying someone else. Mess lmfao," one Twitter user wrote on the subject, while another corroborated "I keep picturing Hailey putting an engagement ring on Justin’s finger with his massive ass tattoo of Selena a few inches away."

A third added, "Sooooooo is justin finally gonna get rid of that selena tattoo because i mean....."

Well, I guess this is a good reminder that it's never a good idea to get a tattoo of your significant other on your body...