Selena Gomez showed off a brand new tattoo on July 16, with many speculating that the words ‘love yourself first’ are a direct diss to Justin Bieber following their breakup. HollywoodLife.com can now EXCLUSIVELY reveal the truth behind her motivation for the tattoo!
Selena Gomez, 21, recently added some fresh ink to her collection, and the photo of her Arabic tattoo which read “love yourself first” was revealed on July 16. The timing — not long after her most recent blowup breakup with Justin Bieber, 20 — seemed pretty suspicious, as if it were a direct diss to the Biebs, and HollywoodLife.com has EXCLUSIVE info which will sort fact from fiction. Read on for Selena’s motivation for her newest tattoo!
Selena Gomez’s Tattoo: About Justin Bieber Breakup? — EXCLUSIVE Truth Revealed
First of all, Selena got the tattoo “over a month ago — like six weeks ago,” a source close to the situation revealed to HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY. Basically, this was during a time which she was either with the Biebs, or about to be with him — the “unconditional love” Instagram was posted on June 11.
“Everyone has their own reasons [for getting tattoos, but] she had wanted it for a long time,” our source continued. Selena’s “love yourself first” tattoo is “about making yourself a priority and your happiness a priority; it’s about putting yourself ahead.”
“She didn’t get the tattoo because [Justin and Selena] are broken up — they weren’t broken up at the time. … They obviously love each other, that’s something that I know … relationships are complicated.” Tell us about it. Jelena never seem to know what’s up or down in their own personal soap opera!
Selena Gomez Was ‘Laughing’ And Had A ‘Blast’ While Getting Her New Tattoo
Selena certainly didn’t have any drama on her mind when she got the tattoo done — the tattoo parlor, Bang Bang Tattoos, was closed at the time, so she went to tattoo artist Bang Bang McCurdy‘s apartment in Brooklyn to get inked. It was “fun … like a party,” said our source. “She was laughing and it was a blast. It’s funny someone as famous as Selena would trek out to Brooklyn … for a tattoo.”
Finally, this isn’t likely to be Selena’s last tattoo — our source dished that “Tattoos are a bit addictive” and that they don’t think that Selena will be stopping any time soon.
We’re so glad to hear that Selena didn’t get her tattoo in a moment of frustration over her breakup with Justin, and that it was a fun, positive experience for her!
What do you think, HollywoodLifers? Are you glad that her tattoo wasn’t about her breakup with Justin? Did you think that it was? Let us know your thoughts!
— Reporting by Chloe Melas, Written by Amanda Mitchell