Demi Lovato has been on a heightened spiritual quest ever since her recovery following an opioid overdose in July 2018.
And she has been documenting her journey by sharing encouraging words of wisdom on her social media platforms, as well as body ink.
The Sober singer is back at it again, showcasing a new butterfly tattoo on the right side of her neck that appears to be a butterfly done in black and white ink.
New body ink: Demi Lovato, 28, debuted her new butterfly neck tattoo in a post on Wednesday, September 2; the butterfly typically represents transformation, life and faith
The singer, who has been hard at work on a new studio album, debuted the new tattoo when she shared two snaps of herself modeling a stunning white and pink floral dress and diamond earrings on Wednesday, September 2.
It has garnered a lot of attention from fans, as well as her comment in the caption of the two photos.
‘Dear little me, I’m sorry that it took so long but baby your free..’ she wrote, which has been speculated as being a hint at new song lyrics.
Strike a pose: The Sober singer also shared a full-body photo of herself modeling a stunning pink and white floral dress
New tune? Many people have been speculating that the caption to her butterfly tattoo post is a hint at new song lyrics
The New Mexico native hasn’t explained what the butterfly tattoo means or when she got it, but it is likely a reference to the spiritual growth and maturity she has aspired too since her last drug overdose.
Butterflies hold a bunch of different meanings in various cultures and religions. Many associate the winged-insect with our souls or a powerful representations of life; a symbol of transformation and faith.
The Christian religion sees the butterfly as a symbol of resurrection while other around the world see them as representing endurance, change and hope.
Deeper meaning: In the past, Lovato has shared that the meanings behind many of her tattoos are self-love-themed that acknowledge her mental state and struggles with addiction; she is pictured getting a ‘Divine Feminine’ tattoo on her back and neck in December 2019
Her spiritual journey in ink: ‘The dark wings represent the bad times, their fading away is how she moved forward,’ said artist Alessandro Capozzi. ‘The light from within represents the inner strength necessary for the change and the doves, pulling her up, symbolize the reach of [a] higher state of consciousness
In the past, Lovato, 28, has shared that the meanings behind many of her tattoos are self-love-themed that acknowledge her mental state and struggles with addiction.
Just this past December, the songstress had the word ‘survivor’ added to the right side of her neck near her collarbone. Just days later, artist Alessandro Capozzi revealed her ‘Divine Feminine’ tattoo on her back near her neck, a design that took over eight hours to finish.
The winged female figure is decked out in loosely draped clothing and she’s being carried up by three white doves.
Stunning: Lovato also stunned in a green floral patterned pant suit on Thursday as she went to work on an unknown project
‘We created this piece together to represent a rebirth of the spirit,’ Capozzi explained of new ink in his post in December that was shared by the singer in February.
‘The dark wings represent the bad times, their fading away is how she moved forward. The light from within represents the inner strength necessary for the change and the doves, pulling her up, symbolize the reach of [a] higher state of consciousness. Congratulations on your inspiring journey Demi, honored to have represented this for you.’
In July, she marked the two-year anniversary of her last overdose by sharing words of gratitude over her ‘miracle’ journey that has also included her engagement to boyfriend Max Ehrich.
‘I’m engaged to the love of my life and I can genuinely say I feel free of my demons. Each and every one. I never thought this feeling was possible.’
Hitched: In July, Lovato marked the two-year anniversary of her overdose by sharing gratitude over her ‘miracle’ journey that has also included her engagement to boyfriend Max Ehrich
Love of her life: Lovato first publicly revealed her relationship with Ehrich earlier this year