Demi Lovato's latest tattoo is absolutely heartbreaking

‘I will love you forever and never forget you’

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‘I will love you forever and never forget you’

Demi Lovato has taken a step back from the spotlight after being hospitalised following a drug overdose last August, with the 26-year-old taking time to look after herself and a break from social media.

Now however, Demi is back, and this week it was her Instagram activity that was getting the world talking.

Documenting her recent activity, Demi posted to her Instagram stories this week that she had got not one, but two tattoos, and both are said to have very important meanings.

The first reveal was a small rose tattooed on the 'Sorry Not Sorry' singer’s index finger, with fans speculating that it could signify new beginnings, after her difficult year.

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The meaning behind Demi’s second tattoo this week however wasn’t left up to interpretation, with the singer explaining in a post that the ink was in memory of her late dog, Buddy.

Demi shared Buddy with her ex-boyfriend Wilmer Valderrama, before he was tragically killed by coyotes in 2015, leaving the former couple ‘absolutely heartbroken.’

‘He was taken from us way too soon in a tragic accident,’ Demi wrote of her dog’s death at the time on Instagram to inform her followers. ‘And though I will never know why this had to happen, I do know that God only puts us through situations that we can handle so with that, together we are staying strong.’

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This week, the singer revealed her tattoo tribute to Buddy, posting a photo of a drawing of Buddy on her ankle, alongside the handwritten message: ‘Buddy was here’.

‘Thank you Dr Woo for the incredible portrait of my late baby Angel buddy’ she posted alongside the snap to her Instagram stories. ‘RIP Buddy. I will love you forever and never forget you.’

The week isn’t over yet - will there be a tattoo number three?

Jenny Proudfoot
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