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Selena Gomez has new music and body ink. 

The songstress had a busy Sunday as she stepped out at the 2019 American Music Awards as a performer—her first time since 2017. In honor of the big occasion, the 27-year-old shared snaps from her day, including what appear to be photos of herself gearing up to open the show. But songs weren't the only things she had up her sleeve. 

In pictures shared on Instagram, Gomez also revealed a new tattoo on her upper thigh of hands praying with a rosary dangling from them, a fitting design for the religious star. The ink was also compared to a tattoo Gomez's ex, Justin Bieber, has of prayer hands without a rosary on his leg. 

She credited the artwork to NYC-based Bang Bang Tattoo. "Looks great!" their Instagram account commented.  "AMAs day.. more to come..," she captioned the photos, which also featured choreographer Charm La'Donna

"The tattoo is a traditional pair of praying hands with a rosary. She had rehearsals for the AMAs [on Thursday] and she was exhausted so it was a little hard for her to sit but she braved through it," Bang Bang shared with E! News. "They did the tattoo at her house. She had some friends with her and they watched Christmas movies while doing the tattoo. It was just an all around good time. She didn't talk about the meaning or why she wanted the tattoo but she has wanted the piece for for awhile and they finally made it happen."

On Instagram, fans praised Gomez for a job well done during her emotionally charged opening performance, in which she began with her slower new hit, "Lose You to Love Me" and then got her groove on to "Look At Her Now" while Taylor Swiftcheered from the audience. 

"Feels good to be back," Selena captioned photos of herself on the red carpet donning a lime green strapless, ruffled Versace mini. "Thank you to my entire team and to my fans that stand by me."

She concluded, "All of this is for you and because of you. excited for this chapter."

—Reporting by Taylor Bryant

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