Selena Gomez had a big night at the 2019 American Music Awards. The “Lose You to Love Me” star performed her two new songs live, stunned on the red carpet, and also made sure to immortalize the night on social media, where she proudly displayed a brand-new tattoo.
On November 24, Gomez posted a collage of Polaroid “getting ready” pics, and the collage featured a glimpse at Gomez’s new body art: a tattoo of praying hands with a rosary, inked on her thigh. Sel’s new ink was covered up by her red carpet dress and performance outfits, so if she hadn’t posted the Polaroids, we’d have no idea that she added another tattoo to her collection.
Gomez now has more than 10 tattoos (that we know of). Though most of them are relatively small and delicate, this new piece is much larger and more impactful. According to her Instagram, it was done by the artists at Bang Bang NYC, a tattoo shop known for its celebrity clientele and detailed art.
Gomez and Julia Michaels recently got matching arrow tattoos as well, but those were courtesy of London’s The Black Lantern tattoo studio. Gomez has also gotten matching tattoos with her BFFs (a number four) and the cast of 13 Reasons Why (a semicolon).
It looks as though tattoos are meaningful to Gomez, used to mark life changes and significant relationships, and since we know her faith is very important to her, the praying hands tattoo seems like something she will cherish for years to come.
Selena Gomez had quite the night at yesterday’s American Music Awards, performing her hit songs “Lose You to Love Me” and “Look at Her Now.” She performed the former song with a black-and-white set before bursting into technicolor for the second. “Lose You to Love Me” became Gomez’s first number-one on Billboard’s Hot 100 a few weeks back.