'Jersey's' Vinny -- Something New Up His Sleeve

2/10/2010 5:02 AM PST

'Jersey's' Vinny -- Something New Up His Sleeve

Vinny from "Jersey Shore" just seriously upped his guido street cred -- because the guy just got inked with some impressive Sicilian themed body art.

TMZ has obtained pics of the new tattoo Vinny was branded with last week -- which we're told took the "Jersey" boy and his tattoo artist 10 hours to come up with.

The new tattoo features a symbol based off the Sicilian Trinacria -- a symbol of the Italian island -- and a statue of an angel.

Shockingly, there's no barbed wire anywhere in Vinny's new tat.