The brand new ink on Shawn Mendes may have you seeing purple.

The 23-year-old singer debuted what gave the impression to be a recent tattoo on his Instagram March 17. In a carousel of trip pictures, Mendes is seen in a single pic showing shirtless with a purple vertical line—resembling a scratch—adorning the again of his neck no comma above his chain necklace. The Canadian musician’s new ink additionally resembles the throat tattoo Machine Gun Kelly debuted in 2021.

Naturally, followers had been intrigued. “EVERYONE STOP SHAWN GOT A NEW TATTOO,” tweeted one eagle-eyed observer

One other individual wrote, “Inform me what this new tattoo means @ShawnMendes.”

The topic was additionally a matter of debate within the feedback of the unique Instagram publish, with one individual writing, “Wow Superb I assumed that somebody with extraordinarily lengthy nails had scratched it, I made an entire fanfic in my thoughts lmao Sorry.”

Mendes, who additionally has different tattoos, has not commented on his new ink.

“Shawn mendes tattoos are a murals,” one other fan tweeted.