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Sarah Hyland reveals the meaning behind her latest tattoo

3 August 2016
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Sarah Hyland has delighted her fans by revealing the meaning behind her latest tattoo, almost seven months after getting the inking. The Modern Family actress took to Instagram to give her followers a closer glimpse of the artwork, and explain why she chose that particular design.

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Sarah Hyland revealed the meaning behind her tattoo

The tattoo, which is placed on the side of her ribcage, reads "Follow my heartbeat", which Sarah has now revealed is a tribute to her time in hit musical Hair, with the phrase being one of the lyrics from the musical's song Where Do I Go.

""Where do I go? Follow my heartbeat." – HAIR," Sarah wrote in a caption accompanying a black-and-white photo in which she showed off her inking. "Got this tattoo by the amazing @_dr_woo_ this past January but since it's been exactly 2 years since I was with my #hairtribe at the #hollywoodbowl I figured it would be nice to finally post it."

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The actress had the inking done in January 2016

The 25-year-old starred in Hair opposite Kristen Bell at the Hollywood Bowl back in 2014, and it seems she has fond memories of the project, taking the time to add a touching note to director Adam Shankman as she flaunted her tattoo.

She wrote: "Thank you @adamshankman for changing my life and helping me know that all I need is within me. #selflove."


It comes as no surprise that Sarah had turned to Doctor Woo back in January for her inking. The artist is a favourite amongst the stars, and has created designs for the likes of Ellie Goulding and Cara Delevingne.

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Sarah recently enjoyed a brief stint as a redhead

He even recently worked with Sarah's Modern Family co-star Ariel Winter, who opted for an intricate tiger design placed on her back just below the nape of her neck.

It's no doubt set to be a busy few months for Sarah, who is reprising her role as Haley Dunphy in Modern Family. With filming of the next series about to begin, Sarah underwent two major makeovers as she prepared for the part.

Having rocked brunette tresses in recent months, the actress surprised her 3.6 million Instagram followers as she revealed she had become a redhead, posting a gorgeous selfie of herself rocking a sleek redhead look.

However, the drastic change was short-lived, and just a few days later she admitted the ginger hues had simply been a stepping stone to her going back to blonde for her part as Haley. 

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