Vanessa Hudgens Says Her New Tattoo Is A Sign She’s Moving On! EXCLUSIVE

Thu, March 3, 2011 6:27pm EST by 1 Comment, Twitter

We knew her new tattoo was a sign of her growing up, but find out what’s really behind the butterfly tattoo she has on her neck.

When Vanessa Hudgens was in town for New York Fashion Week, everyone was surprised when she stopped by a tattoo parlor and got inked up — but the star is definitely in a transitional phase. “She said it [the tattoo] definitely represents how she’s growing up and moving on,” a source said. She might still be dealing with her split from longtime boyfriend Zac Efron, but with a new movie and a busy social life the star seems to be everywhere these days — and she’s all smiles!

Her new tattoo isn’t the only change we’re seeing with the star. “Even with her style, she’s moving away from the flouncy tops and she’s all about dressing sexy and chic. She’s growing up and she wants people to recognize that,” they said. From the slew of minis she showed off at New York Fashion Week we’re definitely a fan of the new side of Vanessa we’re seeing — especially because she’s stylish yet still age appropriate.

Even though her tattoo is a sign she’s growing up, the butterfly signifies something very personal to the star. “Two weeks before I was born a butterfly landed on my mothers stomach so ever since then the butterfly has been very symbolic to her,” our source said.

Katrina Mitzeliotis

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Posted at 8:30 PM on March 8, 2011  

The name Vanessa also means butterfly, which is why her mother probably picked out this name since a butterfly landed on her stomach. Very cool symbolism. This is a tattoo that she probably won’t regret.

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