Although claiming months ago that she didn't want to have another tattoo, Selena Gomez has another body ink on her neck, which has a special yet mysterious meaning.
Just like her boyfriend Justin Bieber, Selena Gomez is also a tattoo enthusiast. Her newest tattoo was carved by Bang Bang when she visited New York City. It took only 20 minutes for him to carve the tattoo, and Selena was pleased with the work. Her tattoo is Roman Numerals LXXVI, which is 76 in latin.
After finishing the tattoo, he took a photograph of her new body ink and another photo of him posing with the young star. In the photograph, her skin was still slightly red and bruised as the effect of the tattooing process. It was rumored that she visited him on recommendation from her "Spring Breakers" co-star Vanessa Hudgens, who also got her butterfly neck tattoo from him.
Bang Bang commented, "Selena was nervous it might have been painful, so she held her best friend's hand the whole time. But she did a great job." When asked about the meaning of number 76, he replied, "The tattoo was a tribute to a family member who she said means a lot to her." So far, the 20 year-old artist never explained who the person was.
This is Selena's second tattoo. Her first one is a small musical note on her wrist, which was carved by Louie Gomez. She wanted it to be a small one because she was still afraid to deal with the pain. Due to its size, the tattoo was often mistaken as a heart by many people. "It's a music note. Everybody thought it was a heart, but it's a little music note," she said to clarify the people who misunderstood the tattoo pattern.
Selena got the music note tattooed to represent her love of music. "I was named after a singer and music obviously is a big influence for me. And there's music stuff with my mom that means a lot to me, too," she explained about her first design. However, on February 2012, she claimed that she was done with tattoos.