Demi Lovato gets inspirational 'survivor' tattoo

Demi Lovato's neck tattoo. Image: Instagram: @ _dr_woo_

Demi Lovato has declared herself a "survivor" with her new neck tattoo.

The Confident hitmaker recently celebrated a year of sobriety following her near-fatal drug overdose in the summer of 2018, six years after previously beating her substance abuse demons.

She has now added a new piece of ink to her collection of body art to remember the issues she's overcome. She turned to celebrity tattoo artist Dr. Woo to etch the word "survivor" in thin cursive script on the right side of her neck.

The tattooist shared an image of his work on Instagram with the caption, "On a real one @ddlovato," accompanied by flexing muscle and praying emojis.

It's not the first time the 27-year-old has got permanent reminder about the power of self-love. She got the word "me" inked onto her left ring finger earlier this year, joining her "stay strong" mantra on her wrists, and her "now I'm a warrior" declaration on her back.

She was also previously inked with the letter "T" in honour of her close friend, Thomas Trussell III, who passed away from a drug overdose in October.

"A T for Tommy. RIP you special angel. Love you forever @sirtruss," Demi wrote at the time. "If you or someone you know is struggling with addiction, please do not hesitate to ask for help."

The pop star candidly reflected on her recovery following her 2018 health scare at the Teen Vogue Summit in Los Angeles in November.

"I see someone that has overcome a lot," the Skyscraper hitmaker shared, admitting she would use the word "resilience" to describe how far she has come.

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