Sam Smith’s new tattoo is a tribute to the pop star’s gender id journey.
London-based tattoo artist Miles Langford unveiled the “I’m Not the Solely One” singer’s newest ink: an outline of a short-haired individual standing in entrance of a mirror in tighty whities and excessive heels.
Although neither Langford nor Smith, 28, have commented on the that means behind the tattoo, the latter — who identifies as non-binary and uses the pronouns “they, them, and theirs” — has been open about their love of high heels and previous body-image points.
In 2019, Smith revealed that they underwent liposuction at the age of 12, and nonetheless battles insecurities about their physique.
“I nonetheless wrestle with weight points,” Smith said. “I at all times will. I really feel like with social media, taking my prime off on social media, it helped me.”
Across the similar time, the singer celebrated their first time wearing high heels on the red carpet and mentioned the importance of the shoe, saying, “There was a time the place I assumed I’d by no means ever ever have the ability to be myself like this in entrance of the business or anybody.”