Demi Lovato emerged from a trying time in her life with a pair of powerful performances on big stages, and now she has a permanent reminder of where she’s been and how far she’s come.
The 27-year-old singer says she recently went dark on social media to prepare for her GRAMMY and Super Bowl performances, and it was during this time when she got a new tattoo on her back. She calls the detailed image of a fallen angel being lifted by three doves incredibly meaningful. The tattoo was designed by artist Alessandro Capozzi.
“Getting tatted by him was an experience I’ve never had before,” Lovato wrote on Instagram. “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.”
Lovato had been out of the spotlight since an overdose in July 2018 but has always been open about her struggles with addiction and mental health issues.
“Having a fallen angel being lifted by 3 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,” she continued.
The angel is not the first tattoo Lovato got to remind her of who she is. In December, she shared a picture of the word “survivor” tattooed on her neck.
Lovato returned to performing for the first time since 2018 at the GRAMMY Awards. Her emotional rendition of “Anyone,” a song she wrote in the weeks leading up to her relapse, brought her to tears.
A week later, Lovato sung the National Anthem at the Super Bowl.