Demi Lovato Forced to Defend Her Fierce New Tattoo -- Because Of Course


Demi Lovato
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Demi Lovato is one of those friends in my head (I'm not crazy, I promise) who gives me such inspo on social media. Whether she's unashamedly showing off her curves or giving us glimpses of her Brazilian jiu-jitsu prowess, this "Confident" singer will always turn heads. Demi Lovato's new tattoo is pretty badass, but, of course, it's causing a bit of controversy. (*Insert eye roll here*)


The 24-year-old Grammy nominee took to Snapchat (and Instagram Stories) to show off the ink job she got while in New York City for the Time 100 gala. (Lovato is one of Time's 2017 most influential people.)

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Sporting a new lion on her left hand -- alongside a cross -- Demi clearly chose a tat that looks pretty wicked and quite purrrfect. (Sorry.)

Demi Lovato lion tattoo
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It's a cool-looking tattoo that makes me wonder whether Demi decided to don a lion because she's a Leo, or because lions are known for being strong, ferocious, and relentless.

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Never once did I think Demi was practicing copycat behavior because stars like Cara Delevingne (who was inked by the same artist as Demi) and Justin Bieber sport lion tats.

... But I guess you can't like one of the baddest animal predators if someone else does.

Demi Lovato and Cara Delevigne tattoo comparison photos
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Demi Lovato and Justin Bieber tattoo comparison

Since "tattoogate" broke, Lovato took to Twitter to set the record straight and dismiss claims she copied anyone's style.

Demi Lovato tweet

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Folks these days are so damn petty, it's hard to do anything without someone calling a party foul on you.

You're breathing the same way as someone. Your pants from Target look just like my friend's. Your haircut looks like you stole the idea from so-and-so.

Blah, blah, blah, blah blah.

I think Demi's tattoo looks great and don't think anyone has an exclusive right to sport an animal tat. Rather than try to make such a big deal out of a nonissue -- or throw shade at someone for the sake of throwin' shade -- can't we all just live and let live?

If you like Demi's lion tattoo, cool -- and if you don't, that's cool. The end.

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