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Selena Gomez's new tiny tattoos have a very special meaning

This is such a sweet celebration of female friendship

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Selena Gomez is a big fan of tattoos – the singer and actress's ink collection includes music notes on her wrist, Arabic writing on her side and a tattoo of her initial behind her ear. And she recently revealed on Instagram that she has added two more to her collection – a '4' on her inner arm and a tiny '1' tattoo on her ribcage. But these aren't just for show – her best friends also got matching tattoos, and Selena has revealed the sweet meanings behind them.

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The gang gathered before the inking

The squad visited a tattoo parlour to celebrate pal Courtney Barry's 26th birthday, and Selena documented the trip (and the inkings) in a series of Instagram posts. She captioned one: "Best friend turned 26. Part 2. #4 because these women have stayed by my side for 7 years (@ashley_cook 12 years) 4, because you are my 4 for the rest of my life. I love you ladies. You all inspire me to be better, stronger, closer to god and we have lived the most INSANE story together already. Can't wait for 50 more!! Ps @raquellestevens had an actual panic attack."

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She also revealed that she and birthday girl Courtney had got matching '1' tattoos on their ridcages, writing: "And lastly, my actual #1@courtneyjbarry you are an incredible woman," she wrote. "The way you handle life’s most confusing moments is indescribable and graceful. You are moved by the littlest stories to the most heartbreaking ones.

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"You will give someone your perfume if they say you smell nice, you are freaking hilarious and always stand firm in your faith, a loving sister, an amazing friend and a beautiful daughter. You are the definition of FEARFULLY and WONDERFULLY made baby! #1"

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The star also showed off a fab fringe and longer haircut in the pics. She first revealed the fringe on celebrity makeup artist Hung Vanngo's Instagram account in April and fans loved it, with one writing: "This girl can rock anything".

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