Demi Lovato ’s latest work of ink has a special meaning. The Tell Me You Love Me songstress revealed a new tattoo in memory of her late friend. “A T for Tommy. RIP you special angel,” she captioned the picture. “Love you forever @sirtruss thank you for the ink @rafael_valdez…it’s beautiful and I’m so grateful for this.” The script letter T sits on Demi’s forearm. In a follow up slide on the post, the 27-year-old shared a black and white photo of her late friend. On October 9, the Sober singer took to her social media to share that her friend passed away after battle with addiction .
“Addiction is NO joke. Heaven gained this beautiful angel last night because of that terrible disease. I’m crushed and will always miss you @sirtuss. If you or someone you know is struggling, please know it’s okay to ask for help.” The emotional post – on her stories – was accompanied by a picture of her late friend.
In a follow up slide, the Sorry Not Sorry singer continued: “Devastated. Please hold your loved ones tight. Tell them they are special and that you love them. Make sure they know it. RIP to my boo @sirtruss.” Demi has also honored other people close to her with ink. Earlier this year, the singer paid tribute to her late grandmother with a portrait on her arm.
“This is for you Mimaw. You at 26 on my arm while I’m 26, and forever. I love you more. Thank you @_dr_woo_ for making her come back to life for me.. it’s stunning and the most meaningful tattoo I have ever gotten.”
In July 2018, Demi suffered a near-fatal overdose after a relapse. After her recovery, the star opened up about the day-to-day process that comes with overcoming the disease . “I have always been transparent about my journey with addiction,” she wrote in a message to fans. “What I’ve learned is that this illness is not something that disappears or fades with time.” Adding: “It is something I must continue to overcome and have not done yet.”