When Facebook and Instagram shut down this week, many people saw it as an opportunity to self-reflect. But Adam Levine wasn’t one of those people.
Instead, the singer and songwriter took it as an opportunity to get a neck tattoo, featuring a butterfly caught in a spider web, just above his clavicle tattoo that reads “Family.”
“Wise man once said… ‘when Instagram goes down… tattoo your throat…’ his name was @nathan_kostechko,” Levine captioned on Instagram.
Fans loved the new ink, including Vanessa Bryant, commenting under the post, “Love 🦋”
“It’s not always cobwebs and butterflies…” cleverly wrote another fan, replacing words from “It’s not always rainbows and butterflies, it’s compromise that moves us along” from Maroon 5’s 2002 hit, “She Will Be Loved.”
Other commenters saw double meanings in the work. “It’s exactly what’s going on in the world,” one wrote. “The Web being the government and the Butterfly being us.”
“Just don’t tattoo your face,” a concerned fan added, with another chiming in, “Hahahaha next time Instagram goes down I’ll tattoo too.”
Of course, Levine is known for sparing no expense or time when it comes to turning his body into a piece of art. In August, it was reported that the singer spent two days getting a leg tattoo.
In a video on Instagram, he shared footage of the session with artist Bill Canales, which he said took a total of 13 hours to create.