Amanda Bynes appears to get heart-shaped face tattoo

Amanda Bynes shares new selfie on Instagram. Credit: Instagram - @amandabynesreal

Amanda Bynes appears to have had a heart motif tattooed onto her face.

The Hairspray actress took to Instagram on Tuesday morning to upload a selfie, with the image showing her wearing a furry brown coat and heavy make-up.

Yet, the standout element of the snap is the outline of a heart shape placed in the centre of her left cheek.

Amanda simply captioned the image with an alien emoji and gave no explanation as to whether the face art is temporary or permanent. She has also switched off the ability for followers to comment on her Instagram page.

The 33-year-old has held a relatively low profile of late, with it being reported earlier this month that she had made an appearance in court after departing her sober living facility.

According to editors at The Blast, the troubled star is locked in a legal battle over conservatorship.

In September, Amanda made her social media comeback by sharing a range of selfies on her new Instagram page. One picture showed her posing with bright pink hair and a septum piercing, while another depicted her at her graduation ceremony from the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising (FIDM) in Los Angeles, California earlier this year.

The actress has endured a series of personal ups and downs in recent years, including stints at a mental health facility in 2014 and in March this year.

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