Sam Smith references gender identity with new tattoo

Julia Hunt
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Sam Smith performing on stage during day two of Capital's Jingle Bell Ball 2019 with Seat at the O2 Arena, London. Picture credit should read: Scott Garfitt/EMPICS Entertainment
Sam Smith (Scott Garfitt/EMPICS Entertainment)

Sam Smith has unveiled a new tattoo that gives a nod to their gender identity.

The singer, 28, shared in 2019 that they are non-binary and use they/them pronouns.

Their new arm inking appears to reflect that, as it features a short-haired figure without a shirt on posing in front of a mirror, while wearing high heels

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The snap was posted on Instagram by tattoo and piercing shop The London Social, along with another of Smith standing alongside tattoo artist Miles Langford.

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"ICON @samsmith Thanks for getting tattooed," said the caption.

Smith’s fans were impressed with the new etching, with many posting “love it” and saying it was “amazing”.

“Such a beautiful tattoo for a beautiful soul,” said one fan, while another said it was “amazing work on a one of a kind person”.

Strictly’s Neil Jones said it was “incredible”.

Smith came out as non-binary two years ago, writing on Instagram at the time: “Today is a good day so here goes... I’ve decided I am changing my pronouns to THEY/THEM.”

EDITORIAL USE ONLY Sam Smith performs during the filming for the Graham Norton Show at BBC Studioworks 6 Television Centre, Wood Lane, London, to be aired on BBC One on Friday evening.
Sam Smith (PA)

“After a lifetime of being at war with my gender, I’ve decided to embrace myself for who I am, inside and out,” said the Money On My Mind singer.

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“I’m so excited and privileged to be surrounded by people that support me in this decision but I’ve been very nervous about announcing this because I care too much about what people think but f*** it!”

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