Demi Lovato is sporting a new tattoo where a mane of hair used to be. The former Disney Channel star showed off the new ink following a reported rehab stint, which was mostly kept quiet in the media. These changes come just after the celebrity made headlines for a multitude of reasons, from coming out as non-binary to a previous dramatic haircut.
Lovato showed off the latest tattoo – which is one of many – in a string of Instagram stories over the weekend. The 29-year-old singer selected a large spider image as skull adornment, which was clearly visible now that Lovato has a shaved head.
In the Instagram video, Demi gave artistic credit to celebrity favorite tattoo artist Dr. Woo and wrote “Now @alchestamber come fix my hair pleeeese,” with crying laughing emojis. The video included the time-stamp “Saturday 3:10 PM.”
Dr. Woo is also responsible for at least one of Lovato’s other tattoos. The singer previously showed off a hand tat that included the lyrics to the Beautiful Chorus song “Infinite Universe.” Lovato’s hand has the line, “Love will live forever in the infinite universe” inscribed there forever.
Besides new ink, Lovato is reportedly back from a recent stay in a rehab facility. The singer nearly overdosed three years ago and has since admitted to staying “California sober,” which means indulging in alcohol and marijuana but nothing else. However, Lovato shared with fans that going completely sober is the only logical option going forward.
“I no longer support my ‘California sober’ ways,” Lovato shared in an Instagram Story in December, according to Page Six. “Sober sober is the only way to be.”
The rehab rumors came from a source, plus a video of Lovato’s sister reuniting with her sibling just before Christmas. “When you get exactly what you wished for on Christmas… your sister,” Dallas, 33, wrote over the video clip in December.
The Disney alum explained the rationale for being California sober in the past.
“I’ve learned that shutting the door on things makes me want to open the door even more,” Lovato explained in the documentary “Dancing With the Devil.”
“I’ve learned that it doesn’t work for me to say, ‘I’m never going to do this again.’ I’ve really struggled with this. I know I’m done with the stuff that’s going to kill me. But I wish that I could get some relief, maybe through weed or something. And telling myself that I can never have a drink or smoke marijuana, I feel like that’s setting myself up for failure, because I am such a black and white thinker.”
Lovato rationalized living California sober at the time.
“I had had it drilled into my head for so many years that one drink was equivalent to a crack pipe. I’ve been hesitant to share until now that I’ve been smoking weed and drinking in moderation.”
After the reported rehab stint plus the Instagram update, it’s clear that Lovato has changed stances on what acceptable levels of sobriety are.
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