updated 07/17/2014 AT 9:00 AM ET
•originally published 07/17/2014 AT 11:10 AM ET
Selena Gomez is proudly showing off her new body art.
The actress and “Come and Get It” singer, 21, got fresh ink from celebrity tattoo artist Bang Bang McCurdy, who inscribed the Arabic words that translate to “love yourself first” on her back below her right shoulder, E! News reports.
McCurdy posted a photo of Gomez on Instagram Wednesday after he’d completed his artwork.
“Little gift for my friend @Selena Gomez,” he wrote, showing Gomez looking flirty with flowing long locks and her shoulder exposed.
Gomez also acknowledged her loyalty to McCurdy and his handicraft on her own Instagram feed.
“Art by @bangbangnyc – from my first to my last. It’s always this fool.”