Selena Gomez has been busy lately. She’s been on a major promotional tour for both her album, Rare, and her role voicing a giraffe in the new Robert Downey Jr. movie, Dolittle.
But that doesn’t mean she hasn’t been able to take some time for herself for activities like…getting a new tattoo. The singer/actor posted a video to Instagram revealing her new ink: the word “rare” written in script on the side of her neck. “Did it again @bangbangnyc 🦋 rare,” she wrote in the caption. Rare, of course, is the name of Gomez’s new album which dropped on January 10, and will also be the next single to be released.
Selena Gomez’s third studio album (and first since 2015’s Revival) features a number of lyrics fans think are references to her high-profile relationship (and breakups) with Justin Bieber, though she has not said as much directly. She has opened up, however, about how personal this project is to her. “I’ve said this before, but I used to be terrified of saying anything. I would find myself protecting people that never protected me or cared for me,” Gomez told Billboard. “And I wouldn’t want to say the wrong thing, and I wouldn’t want people to think that I had any other motive, other than just being a kind person—though that is who I am and I am proud of that. I was just done, you know? Just done being silent, and I felt like I deserved to have a moment for myself, after going through so much, and throwing that all into this album. It wasn’t even a thought in my mind that I was doing the wrong thing.”
She also said she’s in “happiest place I’ve ever been in my life” so perhaps she wanted to mark the occasion permanently, as she’s done in the past. Gomez also recently revealed the tattoo on her arm was in commemoration of her kidney transplant.