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  • 5 March 2014, 8:58

Bieber Custody Tattoo Pics Released By Police

Pictures of Justin Bieber displaying his tattoos while in custody following his arrest have been released by police.

The sheepish-looking pop star is shown revealing a number of his body markings to a Miami Beach Police photographer, including one depicting Jesus and another of a Native American chief.

He was arrested on January 23 and charged with driving under the influence, resisting arrest and using an expired licence - after officers say they caught him drag racing. He pleaded not guilty to the charges.

Apart from a small amount of alcohol, he had cannabis and prescription medication for anxiety in his system at the time of his arrest, according to prosecutors.

Following his detention, lawyers for various media outlets filed motions demanding video images of the partially-clad singer in police custody be released under Florida's broad public records law.

The video clips included Bieber providing a urine sample for a drug test - and a judge ruled the footage could be released, but only after blocking out his genitals.

Lawyers for Bieber, who turned 20 on March 1, had argued that the police surveillance video showing him urinating was inappropriate and should be withheld to protect the Canadian's privacy.

Under Florida law, all evidence including photos and videos became public record once they are handed to defence lawyers.

The Baby singer's private life has taken a seemingly tumultuous turn in the past year. Last month he was charged with assaulting a limousine driver in Toronto.

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