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Getting a tattoo is a huge decision. The ink is permanent so it's best that you're sure that whatever you're getting is something that will always hold a special place in your heart. You want to have no regrets, especially when you're old and wrinkly. Celebrities are no exception. Whether it's to honor a loved one or to remember a special moment in their lives, when there is a special meaning behind the design, it warms the hearts of fans everywhere and deepens their connection. Demi Lovato did just that with her latest addition.

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The singer has over a dozen tattoos on her body, including a lion's face on her hand and a smiley face on her pinky. Last weekend she shared an image of a single-stem rose she had etched on her index finger. The new tattoo happened at the six-month mark of her sobriety following her very scary hospitalization after she reportedly suffered from an apparent drug overdose in July. The rose is a symbol of new beginnings, which is exactly what Demi is experiencing right now.

Demi isn't alone in getting a tattoo as part of her healing process. Plenty of stars have gotten inked to helped mourn the loss of a loved one and even move on from an ex. But they are also celebrating happy things like children are pets. Here are some stars with touching ink.

Demi's newest tattoo is so cute! 1

The timing of her new ink is a permanent reminder of her six-month sobriety milestone. Celebrity tattoo artist Daniel Winter created a single needle work of art on her index finger.

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Cardi B's love for her little sister is loud and clear on her arm. 2

She has Hennessy Carolina's first name tattooed on her bicep. It makes total sense because this duo will fight tooth and nail to protect each other against their enemies.

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A breakup inspired this tattoo on Jessica Alba's wrist. 3

"It's lotus in Sanskrit," she told Stephen Colbert in 2016. "It means the manifestation of spiritual beauty. He was really anti-tattoos, and I felt like after I broke up with him, I found myself again."

Selena Gomez has an arabic tattoo on her back that translates to a special message. 4

Selena Gomez has an arabic tattoo on her back that translates to a special message.

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"Its meaning translates to 'Love Yourself,'" celebrity tattoo artist Bang Bang McCurdy told E! News in 2014. Selena has multiple tattoos and created temporary versions for fans to buy on her Revival tour. "Each and every one of them mean so much to me," she told fans on Instagram.

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Kylie Jenner and boyfriend Travis Scott got matching mini butterfly tattoos. 5

The couple got the ink on the back of their ankles to commemorate their baby girl, Stormi. "Congrats to @kyliejenner & @travisscott for your little miracle," celebrity tattoo artist JonBoy caption an image of the tattoos last year.

The reason why Gisele Bündchen got a star on her wrist will warm your heart. 6

The reason why Gisele Bündchen got a star on her wrist will warm your heart.

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"It's a shooting star, for my grandmother," Gisele said of the tattoo. "She died when I was young. When I first moved to New York, there were no stars in the sky, so to remind me of her I drew one on my wrist and kept it there for a month, and then had someone draw it in, which is why it's a little crooked."

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Jenicka Lopez chose a Portuguese word to pay tribute to her deceased parents, Jenni Rivera and Juan Lopez. 7

"Saudade (Portuguese): the love that remains after someone is gone and cannot return," she captioned this image of her tattoo. "Mom and dad, this one is for you."

The Roman numerals on Becky G's spine have a family connection. 8

They represent the birthdays of her three siblings, Frankie, Alex, and Stephanie. Becky recently revealed that she also has a half-sister that she learned about when she was 13 years old.

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Christina Aguilera's neck tattoo is iconic. 9

Christina Aguilera's neck tattoo is iconic.

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It is of her famous nickname "Xtina." The singer started going by that moniker during her Stripped album era where she went for an edgier image.

Rihanna got a goddess tattooed on her chest in honor of her grandmother who passed away. 10

Rihanna got a goddess tattooed on her chest in honor of her grandmother who passed away.

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Rihanna's grandmother passed away in 2012 after losing her battle with cancer. "Goddess Isis - Complete Woman - Model for future generations - #GRANGRANDOLLY - always in and on my heart #1love," she wrote of the tattoo on social media.

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Ariana Grande chose a special symbol to honor the victims of the terrorist attack that occurred at her concert in Manchester Arena in 2017. 11

She got a bumble bee, which has historical signifance for the city. Its factories were known as "beehives" going as far back as the Industrial Revolution and the bee has remained a symbol of their work ethic.

Lady Gaga and her dad got matching tattoos of her aunt Joanne's name in her signature. 12

She passed away due to complications from lupus before Lady Gaga was born. "She's like this goddess that we worshipped in our family our whole lives," Lady Gaga shared on Howard Stern's SiriusXM radio show. "Her picture was always up, and it was framed so beautifully in the house. We talked about her all the time, every family meal...she was like a guardian angel or spirit guide."

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Angelina Jolie honored her children and Brad Pitt on her arm. 13

Angelina Jolie honored her children and Brad Pitt on her arm.

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She has a total of seven coordinates related to where each one of them were born. The actress added Brad's birthplace in 2011, but she ended up filing for divorce from him in 2016.

If you blink you might miss Kendall Jenner's sentimental white dot tattoo. 14

"To her, it's the little things that matter," celebrity tattoo artist JonBoy explained to Refinery29. "And the white color was because she didn’t want it to show with modeling and all that."

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Beyoncé has three dots on her ring finger. 15

It is speculated that they represent her three children: Blue Ivy, Sir, and Rumi. She also had the Roman numeral four on the same finger since it is a special number for her and her husband, Jay-Z. They were both born on the fourth (Beyoncé on September 4 and Jay on December 4) and got married on April 4. That tattoo was recently transformed into a different symbol that presumably has more meaning to the couple.

Hardcore fans of actress Dania Ramirez will recognize the names tattooed on her foot. 16

Hardcore fans of actress Dania Ramirez will recognize the names tattooed on her foot.

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It says Gaia and Aether, which are the names of her twin children who were born in 2013. Dania's husband, Bev Land, helped her find the names. "Gaia means the 'Greek goddess of Earth,' and Aether means the 'Greek god of the upper air that only gods could breathe,'" she told Parents.com.

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Zoe Saldana made the ultimate commitment to her husband, Marco Perego. 17

She has a hidden tattoo of his face on her body! "We're those kind of people," Zoe said on The Late Late Show With James Corden. "Oh, come on, be happy for us. He's had my face on his arm, so it's only fair."

The meaning of Nicole Richie's tattoo on her wrist is so unexpected. 18

The meaning of Nicole Richie's tattoo on her wrist is so unexpected.

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It says "virgin" but it has nothing to do with sex. "Now, I am a Virgo so when I was 16 I thought, 'Ooh I'm going to be different and I'm going to put virgin, because the Virgin is the sign for Virgo," she told E! News. She regrets getting that tattoo today.

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Miley Cyrus has over a dozen tattoos on her body. 19

She has multiple tattoos dedicated to her pets, including a portrait of her dog Mary Jane. The stunningly realistic image is located on her right arm.

This tattoo on Eva Longoria's neck lost its meaning over time. 20

This tattoo on Eva Longoria's neck lost its meaning over time.

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She had the number nine tattoed on her neck in honor of her ex-husband Tony Parker. That was his number when he played on the San Antonio Spurs. The actress decided to get that ink (and other tattoos) lasered off after their divorce. She documented how painful the removal process is on social media. Think twice before you get a couple's tattoo.