In the pic, the 21-year-old singer appears looking back at her new tattoo written in Arabic script. According to Us Weekly the tat reads: "Love Yourself First."
Gomez's new ink was done by New York City tattoo artist Bang Bang McCurdy.
"Art by @bangbangnyc --from my first to my last. It's always this fool," Gomez captioned the pic.
The singer's new ink comes one week after she sparked plastic surgery rumors following a NYC outing in which she looked bustier than usual. As of late Gomez has used her Instagram account to share a series of cryptic messages that some believe are tied to the drama surrounding her on-and-off relationship with pop star Justin Bieber.
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