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Of Course Adam Levine Still Looks Gorgeous With a Face Tattoo

Remember when The Voice Coach set the internet ablaze in 2021 with his face ink? 

By Chris Phelan

2021 was an action-packed year.

How to Watch

Watch the Season 26 premiere of The Voice on Monday, September 23 at 8/7c on NBC and next day on Peacock. 

From the world slowly adapting to a post-pandemic society to The Voice's Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani tying the knot to the Tokyo Summer Olympics that finally happened a year late — and everything in between — it was a year for the ages. It also included the moment when Adam Levine shocked the world by unveiling a face tattoo.  (Yes, you read that correctly.)

In a November 30, 2021 Instagram Story (see here) posted by his wife, Behati Prinsloo, fans could clearly see a tattoo of a flower near Levine's left temple — and justifiably freaked out. After all, although Levine arguably boasts the best-looking ink of anyone in the music industry across his entire body, tattooing what looked to be a rose on his face was a whole new level of jaw-drop. That said, he still looked as handsome as ever. It's Adam Levine, people. He can't help it! 

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That said, the world was so stunned by this, Levine had to immediately set the record straight on social media. 

"This message is for my mother," Levine explained during a follow-up Instagram video. "I do not have a tattoo on my face. For those that know me know that I'm too vain, I'm too f—ing vain to get a tattoo on my face. I'll tattoo the rest of this, but the face has got to stay the same."

As it turns out, the tattoo was only temporary — but nonetheless iconic. 

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Adam Levine returns to The Voice in Season 27

Adam Levine smiles in a leather jacket

Levine and his flawless falsetto are returning to The Voice for Season 27

He'll be looking for a fourth win (he previously was a Coach from Seasons 1-16), but Levine's competition will be fierce. Kelsea Ballerini, Michael Bublé, and a returning John Legend will join Levine for what is shaping up to be one of the most-anticipated seasons ever.

"Season 27, yes, I'm coming back, I'm so excited," Levine said on social media after news broke. "I cannot wait. I'm well-rested. I'm ready to go. I'm a little nervous — [well] I'm not nervous, but I'm so excited." 

"It's going to be great, and I can't wait," he continued. "It's going to be awesome, let's go! Team Adam is back. I feel bad for the other teams. Let's go. Season 27's going to be different. Yeah, I'm back! I'm really excited, everybody. Voice fam, here we come. Let's go!"