Demi Lovato is no stranger to controversy. In 2010, she famously admitted herself to rehab for what was then ‘unspecified’ reasons, though it was later revealed that she was being treated for Bipolar disorder and an eating disorder. After she was released Demi revealed new ink, which she said was to thank her fans for their overwhelming support.
In March 2011, Demi released a video on Cambio in which she showed off her new tattoos to her fans, thanking them, and explaining why she got the new ink. She tattooed the word “Stay” on her left wrist, and the word “Strong” on her right. The right wrist also has a little heart, which she said was in tribute to her fans, whose support she says “got me through this”:
I wanted to thank my fans in a way that can never be forgotten, so I got a little heart tattoo on my wrist. Together they say “Stay Strong”, but this one (her right wrist) has a heart, which is something that my fans were actually drawing on their wrists while I was still in treatment.
The words “Stay Strong” are there, she says, to give her strength when she feels the need to cut herself. You can watch the Cambio clip here.