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Selena Gomez has ditched the innocent image and cemented herself as a grown woman, growing collection of ink and all. Some people believe that Selena Gomez decided to get inked because of her tatted-up beau, Justin Bieber, but we have a feeling Miss Gomez is a rebel at heart, and her tattoos allow her to show off that side of her personality in a creative way. Believe it or not, Selena Gomez claimed that she was one and done after her first tat, but then she got a second, third, and fourth, and we all know it's a slippery slope after that!
Read on to learn more about Selena Gomez's tattoos and their meanings!
Selena's very first tattoo was a tiny music note that she got inked on the outside of her right wrist on February 22, 2012. The music note tattoo came around the same time that the singer announced her decision to take a break from music to concentrate on her acting career, so the tat was likely inked as a reminder of her first love – music.
For her second tattoo, Selena inked another shout-out to her mother on the back of her neck – a series of small Roman numerals that read "LXXVI." The Roman numerals stand for 76, which just happens to be the year the 20-year-old singer's mother was born.
On October 28, 2013, Selena Gomez revealed a sexy new "God strengthens me" tattoo inked vertically down her right hip in a cursive font. The "God strengthens me" tattoo is a pretty hot little shout out to the big guy upstairs, as Selena joins the ranks of many pop stars with religious tattoos.
Tattoo number four for Selena is inked in black on the upper-right portion of her back and reads "love yourself first" in Arabic. She got the inspirational tattoo in the midst of breakup rumors involving on-again, off-again flame Justin Bieber, and proves that she's got her priorities straight at least!
Selena Gomez sported a stunning one-piece black bikini that showed off a new tattoo on her left hip of the Hindu 'Om' symbol. According to Hindu beliefs, Om is one of the most important religious symbols and is capable of clearing the mind of thoughts and distractions when chanted.
The pop star inadvertently showed off a new tattoo on the outside of her right foot. Selena's foot tattoo reads "Sunshine" in a simple black text and was inspired by her "Nana," maternal grandmother Debbie Jean Gibson.