Selena Gomez Finally Reveals Tattoo Commemorating Her Transplant
Selena Gomez has often talked about her kidney transplant and got inked to commemorate that part of her life. She has finally revealed the tattoo which is on her upper arm
Selena Gomez had quite the rough year in 2019 and we’re hoping the year 2020 is kinder on the pop singer. And now, the young singer has finally given her fans a sneak peek of her new tattoo which appears to be on her upper arm. The tattoo is said to be inspired by her 2017 kidney transplant. It was back in September 2017, that the 27-year-old singer revealed that she had undergone a kidney transplant to treat some complication. While talking about the transplant during an interview with a radio station, Selena Gomez said that, she had gotten the date of her surgery inked on her body.
She also stated that her friend and kidney donor, Francia Raisa, has the same tattoo. Selena Gomez has never really been mum about the tattoo and has spoken about it on a number of occasions; however, fans had been waiting to see it for quite some time. And until recently, fans had never gotten the chance to see it. After dropping her latest album on January 10, Selena Gomez treated her fans with some behind-the-scenes photos of herself from the shoot of her new music video, Rare, and her tattoo made an appearance in one of the pictures.
“So my rare video is out! So I’m posting a few pics from that day,” she wrote alongside the series of pictures. This appears to be the first time the singer publicly shown off her black ink.
Back in 2017, Selena Gomez took to social media and posted a series of photos documenting her surgery and recovery. In the caption, she gave her fan a special shout out for saving her life. “There aren’t words to describe how I can possibly thank my beautiful friend Francia Raisa. She gave me the ultimate gift and sacrifice by donating her kidney to me. I am incredibly blessed,” she wrote. Selena Gomez’s kidney transplant was a result of Lupus, an autoimmune disease that causes the body's natural immune defenses to attack healthy tissue. The singer also went through chemotherapy treatments in 2015, following which; she struggled with mental health issues.