Demi Lovato's angelic new tattoo symbolises 'spiritual awakening'

Demi Lovato's new tattoo. Instagram - @alessandro_capozzi

Demi Lovato has revealed the powerful meaning behind her new angelic tattoo.

The singer took a break from Instagram and Twitter ahead of her performances at the Grammy Awards and Super Bowl, but now, she's returned to tell her fans and followers about the body art, which features doves carrying a fallen angel.

Demi recruited Los Angeles-based tattoo artist Alessandro Capozzi to create the design, which took eight hours to complete at the end of last year.

"Getting tatted by him was an experience I've never had before...," the 27-year-old wrote. "No idea what I was going to get done, I told him about my life and where I was at in that moment and we created a combination on images that best symbolized the spiritual awakening I was having.

"Having a fallen angel being lifted by three, pure, angelic doves (the Holy Trinity) as her inner light is being guided by a higher consciousness, and the disintegration of her dark wings was representing the darkness I was shedding (sic)."

Demi also gushed about Alessandro, calling him "extremely talented" and adding: "Thank you for this special experience... the only bummer is I can't physically see this amazing artwork because it's on my back! Haha."

Meanwhile, the star also thanked her manager, Scooter Braun, for introducing her to the tattoo artist.

Demi recently released Anyone, the cry-for-help song she recorded days before her 2018 drug overdose, after performing it at the Grammys last month.

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