Selena Gomez just added a massive new piece of artwork to her tattoo collection, and it might be her biggest one yet. Unlike the subtle number “4” she has on her inner arm or the word “sunshine” delicately scrawled on her right foot, her back tattoo is difficult to miss.
On Dec. 15, Bang Bang Tattoo in NYC shared a black-and-white photo of Gomez looking away from the camera with a black coat draped backward across her body and her hair parted over her shoulders, revealing the new ink.
Blurred and slightly too far away to be anything concrete, the photo had fans flooding the comment with one crucial question: what is it?
Current fan theories include a face, a hanging succulent, and a dripping rose or heart, which would tie in nicely with the uneven lines of ink trailing down her back.
As far as we know, the cryptic tattoo, which begins at the base of Gomez’s neck and trails almost halfway down her back, is the 16th addition to her collection.
Previous tattoos include a pair of praying hands and rosary beads on her upper thigh and a biblical verse from Philippians 4:13 on her right hip, which might also substantiate the fan theory that her newest tattoo is a bleeding or flaming heart, a common symbol in Christianity that often represents pain and heartache.
The tattoo also has fans speculating that “darklena is coming,” aka that it’s a hint at Gomez’s new musical era. We can’t be sure that this is a clue for an upcoming album or that the “Look at Her Now” singer is going to share details about her fresh ink anytime soon, but you can bet we’re on the case.
Take a closer look at Gomez’s tattoo to figure out what it is for yourself.
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