Selena Gomez’s Tattoo Artist Shares First Full Look At Her New Back Tattoo

Selena Gomez’s new tattoo has finally been revealed in its full glory, after fans caught a black and white glimpse of it on in mid-December. The 29-year-old got her ink from go-to celebrity tattoo artist Keith Scott “Bang Bang” McCurdy, who finally posted the full color version to Instagram on Tuesday.

It shows a large, soft-focused rose without borders blooming at the top of Gomez’s spine, dripping down black and dark red in between her shoulder blades. Her ombre bob is split down the middle to give the tattoo its full due.

“Watercolor on @selenagomez,” he wrote in the caption. “Thank you for always being wonderful.”

McCurdy’s previous post was from a much greater distance and it was difficult to make out the full form. It was simply captioned, “@selenagomez.”

This is far from her first visit to Bang Bang; the musical artist was just there in April of this year, where she got a small cross tattooed across her collarbone. McGrudy shared a short video clip of the tattoo, writing, “We [heart] @selenagomez.”

Gomez has a number of other tattoos, including the word “Rare,” referencing her most recent album, words in Arabic that mean “love yourself first,” and the roman numerals LXXVI on the back of her neck. Page Six reports she has 16 tattoos in total, all of which mark important moments in her life. Her first tattoo was a small music note on her wrist, which she has said is because “music is a big influence” in her life.

There’s been no comment yet from Gomez on what this tattoo is meant to commemorate, but it’s definitely more elaborate than a music note. The pop star recently launched a platform for people to share their personal struggles with mental health and to find simple content meant to help them de-stress and care for themselves called Wondermind.

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