Miley’s New Tattoo, the Secret Meaning Behind It

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Miley Cyrus got a new tattoo that she showed off last night at the MTV Video Music Awards, where she performed her latest single, Slide Away.

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The blonde pop star’s latest ink is lyrics from a song by The Pixies, released in 1990 – two full years before she was born. This is clearly a “breakup tattoo”, and not her first.

She also got a tattoo to commemorate her Italy trip with her girlfriend, Kaitlynn Cartner, where the two were first seen kissing and canoodling.

The Lyrics on Her Arm

Miley chose the lyrics “My head was feeling scared, but my heart was feeling free” from the song “The Thing”, sung by The Pixies in 1990 originally. She placed the tattoo on her left arm, about halfway up her bicep, in a small, scrawled script.

There seems to be little doubt that this is a direct reference to her split with husband Liam Hemsworth that was announced earlier this month. The two had been together off and on for nearly ten years but were only married for 8 months at the time of separation.

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Liam has already filed for divorce, citing “irreconcilable differences” as the reason, which is classic Hollywood speak for we don’t want to talk about it.

It seems that the couple has already started to split up their joint possessions, and Miley will keep buying the dog food and cat litter – if reports are right, she will get all of the couple’s pets in the split.

Between the two, they own 13 pets total, including 9 dogs, 3 cats, and a pig.

Her Italy Tattoo

Miley also got another tattoo this month, and this one seems to celebrate her vacation with new beau Carter in Italy, where the two were first seen kissing on a boat.

The tattoo is on her forearm and is the emblem of the House of Visconti, which is also the symbol of Milan. Most people would have gone with a souvenir or a framed photograph, but apparently, that isn’t Miley’s style.

The ink was done and posted on Dr. Woo’s Instagram,  a crazy popular tattoo artist who works out of LA and regularly runs two year wait times for the average client. I have to assume stars like Miley get special treatment.

Her Performance

Miley was a last-minute addition to the lineup for the VMA’s, but she didn’t seem to struggle while performing her latest hit, Slide Away.

Miley performed with dramatic black-and-white lights wearing a tiny cutout black dress and strappy black heels, looking tall and lean and beautiful. Her long blonde hair was done in a wet style, and she wore numerous layered bracelets and necklaces to highlight the simplicity of her dress.

This was the first openly public appearance with Kaitlynn since her split. While the two didn’t walk the red carpet together and didn’t sit down for the show, Kaitlynn was waiting for her backstage and reportedly gave the singer a “sweet kiss” for good luck before she took the stage.

The duo went to a nightclub in Manhattan afterward, where Kaitlynn’s ex-husband Brody Jenner also happened to be along with his new romantic interest, model Josie Canseco. While things between Liam and Miley seem tense, it appears that the new couple is completely cool with Carter’s ex-husband.