Miley Cyrus is slowly becoming a painted lady. She got her seventh tattoo over the weekend, but at least she put a little thought behind it. The new ink symbolizes her support for gay rights.
Miley showed off the tattoo by sending photos over Twitter. It’s an equals sign tattooed on the middle finger of her right hand.
“All LOVE is equal,” she Tweeted.
The slogan is the centerpiece of a new campaign by a gay and lesbian rights group to promote same-sex marriage.
Miley’s support is in contrast to her fundamentalist Christian religion which condemns homosexuality and opposes gay marriage.
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But the seeming contradiction has never stopped her from speaking out on the issue.
“I am a Christian and I love you — gay or not. Because you are no different than anyone else! We are all God’s children!” she Tweeted in 2009 in support of Perez Hilton, the gossip blogger who is openly gay.
Hilton was engaged in a controversy at the time with former Miss USA Carrie Prejean because she opposed gay marriage.
Meanwhile, Miley is fast becoming a painted lady.
So far most of her inkings have been small, understated and in support of a cause.
Her first tattoo – the words “Just Breathe” on the left side of her chest just under her chest is also the slogan of a group fighting cystic fibrosis, a disease of the lungs.
She got it in honor of a young child she met who died from the disease.
She added a sixth tattoo, an anchor, by Brazilian tattoo artist Fabio Sattori during her Gypsy Heart tour in Brazil.
But her fifth tattoo covers most of her left rib cage under her arm. It’s a replica of the “dream catcher” that hangs over her bed.
She also has a small heart and a cross tattooed on her fingers and the word “love” tattooed in one ear.