Updated on Aug 28, 2019. Posted on Aug 28, 2019

    Miley Cyrus's New Tattoos Seem To Hint At Her Breakup From Liam Hemsworth And Relationship With Kaitlynn Carter

    "My head was feeling scared, but my heart was feeling free."

    On Monday night, Miley Cyrus took to the stage at the MTV Video Music Awards to give the first live performance of her latest single, "Slide Away".

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    It's been just over a week since she dropped the song, which many fans believe is about the recent breakup of her relationship with Liam Hemsworth.

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    Similarly to her song "Malibu" — which was about her reconciliation with Hemsworth after their first breakup — "Slide Away" uses a lot of ocean imagery.

    The lyric "Move on, we're not 17" also seems to reference the beginning of Cyrus and Hemsworth's relationship.

    During the performance, fans noticed a brand-new tattoo on Cyrus's bicep and began to speculate that it could be hinting at how she feels after her breakup with Hemsworth.

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    The tattoo reads: "My head was feeling scared, but my heart was feeling free". It's a lyric from the Pixies song "The Thing".

    But that's not the only new tattoo Cyrus's gotten recently — a few days ago, LA tattoo artist Dr Woo posted a photo of some ink apparently inspired by Cyrus's recent trip to Italy.

    The trip is significant because it's where Cyrus was spotted appearing to kiss her rumoured new girlfriend, Kaitlynn Carter, just a few hours after her split from Hemsworth became public knowledge.

    Fans noted that, although the person in the sculpture looks like they're being devoured by the snake, it actually symbolises a rebirth.

    Miley just got a new tattoo today of Visconti emblem, which means “The human is coming out of the snake as a New man purified and renewed. The snake is a circular animal and is an animal of the changing, able to change his skin regularly and totally renew or rebirth himself.”

    The meaning behind Miley’s new tattoo. It can be interpreted as a serpent devouring a man, usually a baby or the serpent giving birth to the man, as a symbol of rebirth. 💔

    And that idea is something Cyrus has been very vocal about recently. In her first Instagram post since her split from Hemsworth became public, she wrote: "Don’t fight evolution, because you will never win ... change is inevitable."

    She also wrote something similar in a candid Twitter thread where she discussed the end of her relationship with Hemsworth and denied ever cheating on him.

    BUT at this point I had to make a healthy decision for myself to leave a previous life behind. I am the healthiest and happiest I have been in a long time. You can say I am a twerking, pot smoking , foul mouthed hillbilly but I am not a liar.

    "I had to make a healthy decision for myself to leave a previous life behind," she wrote. "I am the healthiest and happiest I have been in a long time."

    And it looks like she decided to tattoo that idea for life! ❤️

    Ellie Bate is a celebrity reporter and talent coordinator at BuzzFeed UK and is based in London.

    Contact Ellie Bate at eleanor.bate@buzzfeed.com.

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