Demi Lovato has never been one to shy away from the tattoo needle. The singer has quite a bit of ink, including a lyric from one of her songs on her shoulder. Now Lovato has gone back to the studio — the tattoo studio, that is — and added a new piece of permanent art. And it’s seriously fierce!

The singer posted an Instagram story to show us her newest piece of body art, and we are captivated. The entire back of her left hand now features a pretty fearsome-looking lion.

Don’t the eyes almost seem to glow? Lovato didn’t say what it means, but it could be because of the animal’s ferocity, power, and general badass-ness, the fact that she’s a Leo, or — our favorite theory — it could be a nod to her song “Lionheart.”

The artist responsible for the new art is none other than NYC-based celeb tattoo artist, Bang Bang, who has also inked Kylie Jenner and *been* inked by Kylie Jenner. He shared the same photo of Lovato on his personal IG page and thanked the pop star for her trust in him. Aww.

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And if you find that lion looks a bit familiar, it might be because Cara Delevingne also sports a lion on her finger, and it was also done by Bang Bang!

But Lovato’s feline is certainly fierce. We can’t wait to see what her next piece will be; with more than 30 (!) so far, we can’t imagine this will be her last.

What do you think of the tattoo? Do you have your own? Tell us about it @BritandCo!

(Feature photo via Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty)