A look at Selena Gomez's growing collection of gorgeous tattoos

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Selena Gomez showed up at the 2019 American Music Awards looking like a goddess in a lime green Versace dress with matching lime green shoes. The dress looked phenomenal on her, and although it was short, it still managed to cover up what appears to be one of Selena's newest tattoos. Selena was kind enough to show us what the tattoo looks like in some behind-the-scenes photos that she posted, though.

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Selena's performance at this year's AMAs marked her first live performance in two years. She opened the show by performing her latest releases "Lose You To Love Me" and "Look at Her Now." Then she went backstage and had us really looking at her now because of the snaps she shared, including one of her new upper-thigh tattoo. 

You'll notice when you see this picture of Selena's new tattoo that it's different from her other ones in scale. She's the queen of tiny tattoos and has so many of them that they number in the double digits, but this tattoo is not tiny at all. Take a look.

Behind the scenes at the AMAs.

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Selena, who loves to post Polaroid-style pics, shared this collection of photos taken behind the scenes at the 2019 American Music Awards. As you can see, one of the pictures features a thigh with a tattoo of praying hands holding a rosary. We know it's absolutely Selena's thigh because of the next picture we're about to show you.

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Here she is getting the actual tattoo.

Bang Bang Tattoo posted a picture of snaps taken while Selena was getting the prayer hands and rosary tattoo. The business wrote: "For the wonderful @selenagomez thank you for the trust 💌 #housecall."

 

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Arrows that point to each other.

Julia Michaels and Selena are friends and collaborators. Julia cowrote Selena's first No. 1 song "Lose You To Love Me," and Selena recently showed up to perform at Julia's concert. They also got matching arrow tattoos that point to each other when they hold hands. How sweet is that?

She was inspired by scripture.

While making an appearance on the radio show On Air With Ryan Seacrest, Selena told Ryan that the tattoo on her right hip reads, "God who strengthens me" in cursive. It was inspired by Philippians 4:13, a favorite Bible passage of hers.

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A semicolon to symbolize hope for those struggling with mental health issues.

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After producing the Netflix series 13 Reasons Why, Selena and some of the cast members decided to get semicolon tattoos. “A semicolon is used when an author could’ve chosen to end their sentence, but chose not to. The author is you and the sentence is your life," said Amy Bleuel, who started Project Semicolon. Sadly, Amy committed suicide in 2017. If you are having thoughts of harming yourself, please reach out to the National Suicide Prevention Hotline at 1-800-273-8255.

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She's got sunshine on her feet.

If you zoom in on Selena's right foot, you can make out the word "sunshine." The theory is that this particular tattoo is in honor of Selena's grandmother, whom she's referred to as "sunshine" before.

Peep her right hip.

You see that dainty marking on her right hip? It's a version of the Om symbol, as in the sound that many make when meditating.

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An ode to friendship times four.

On August 18, 2018, the songstress posted this picture and wrote:

"Best friend turned 26. Part 2. #4 because these women have stayed by my side for 7 years (@ashley_cook 12 years) 4, because you are my 4 for the rest of my life. I love you ladies. You all inspire me to be better, stronger, closer to god and we have lived the most INSANE story together already. Can’t wait for 50 more!! Ps @raquellestevens had an actual panic attack 🙄 it’s a dot! 🤦🏽‍♀️."

The controversial letter behind her left ear.

The controversial letter behind her left ear.

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Some people say it's a "g," while others insist it's a "j" that stands for Justin Bieber, Selena's former on-again-off-again-ended-up-marrying-Hailey love interest. Selena put the matter to rest when she revealed the tattoo is a "g" in honor of her little sister Gracie.

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This is her fourth tattoo.

She got it in 2014, and it says "love yourself first" in Arabic. She had it done by the artist Bang Bang.

She's got Roman numerals on the back of her neck.

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1976

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A few months after getting her first tattoo in 2012, Selena got the number 76 tattooed on the back of her neck in Roman numerals. She hasn't confirmed what the number symbolizes, but we do know her mother was born in 1976.

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Behold her first tattoo.

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In 2012, Selena got her first tattoo, which is of a musical note. For some reason, it was being reported that it was a heart. "Everybody thought that it was a heart for some reason, but music is a big influence in my life," Selena told Access Hollywood.

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