Demi Lovato has added a large piece to their tattoo collection, debuting their new ink over the weekend soon after they spent some time in rehab at the end of last year.
The 29-year-old singer took to their Instagram Stories over the weekend to share the massive black spider they got inked on the side of their head by celebrity tattoo artist Dr. Woo. Posting a video from the session on Saturday (January 8), Lovato showed off the new ink, shaving off a large chunk of their new buzzcut to place the spider above their ear.
Per ET, the “Sorry Not Sorry” singer gave some insight into the meaning behind the tattoo, writing on their Instagram Story, “It was Grandmother Spider who taught us many things. She taught us about pottery and weaving. She taught us about fire and light and dark. She taught us that we are all connected on the web — each one of us having our own place in this world.”
📲 | Demi Lovato via Instagram Story (_dr_woo_) pic.twitter.com/qJ9maEKHpM— Portal Lovato 🕷 (@portallovato) January 9, 2022
This isn’t the first time Lovato has been tattooed by Dr. Woo. He previously inked lyrics from the song “Beautiful Chorus” by Infinite Universe onto Lovato’s hand last August.
Lovato’s new arachnid ink comes after they completed a rehab stint at the end of last year, returning home ahead of the holidays. According to Us Weekly, Lovato “will have a sober living companion [with] them during this transition.” According to the outlet, “It was their decision to go back to rehab.”
In December, Lovato declared on social media they were no longer California sober (smoking weed and drinking alcohol in moderation). “I no longer support my ‘California sober’ ways,” Lovato wrote on their Instagram Story. “Sober sober is the only way to be.” Lovato previously said abstinence doesn’t work for everyone, noting that total sobriety has “not worked for every single person who’s tried it.” She said that when she feels like the “floor is falling out from underneath me, I was like, ‘It’s just a shame I don’t have something that I could lean in towards in those moments. I don’t understand why I can’t just pick up a joint.’” When she talked about this with her team, she said she found a middle path or gray area (or a “green area”), with food and substances.