While a three-year tour is hardly something any artist would forget, pop star Dua Lipa chose to celebrate hers in one of the most permanent ways possible–with a tattoo.
The “New Rules” singer posted a photo to her Instagram account Monday night showing off her new ink to her 20.5 million followers, which she was able to get in the comfort of her own home. In the picture, Dua has her black t-shirt sleeve rolled up to her shoulder to show off “245” in a unique, bold font–which is actually shown backwards due to the fact that the photo is of her reflection in a mirror. Several other members of her tour got the same tattoo, one of which can be seen in the background of her photo getting his done. She took to her Instagram story to show off all of their finished products.
“My dearest @burakatattooflash came to mine to do our tour tats…as you can see @mattycarroll87 behind me getting his done. 245 shows,” she captioned the photo, ending it with the red heart emoji.
The tattoo is in honor of her three-year Self-Titled world tour, which began in 2016 and will have it’s 245th and final show in Denver in December.
In a previous Instagram post, the singer noted that the number 245 only referred to the full shows she has performed over the last three years, and left out radio shows and acoustic sets.
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ONE SHOW LEFT of the self-titled tour. feels so bittersweet. Thats 3 years of touring (since Jan 2016) 245 shows by the last one that we have in December in Denver and thats not including any radio shows or acoustic sets… just full shows! Proud of what we’ve done and where we’ve been and I think we’re all very much looking forward to the next chapter ???? The complete edition is all yours in 7 days. #DL1
The “IDGAF” singer recently released Dua Lipa (Complete Edition) on October 19, which is an extended version of her self-titled debut album that was released in 2017. The album features eight additional tracks to the original album’s line up, including “One Kiss,” her collaboration with Calvin Harris, and a “Kiss and Make Up,” a new track the singer did with the female K-Pop group BLACKPINK.
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The complete edition is HERE!! What a ride it has been with so many unforgettable moments. So many incredible shows, trips and travels all over the world that this album has taken me on. So many kind and caring fans turned friends that I have been so lucky to be on this ride with. This is my parting gift to you. Enjoy it and let me know your favourite song! See you all very soon ❤ link in bio xx
As the era of her self-titled album comes to an end, Dua is looking forward to the future of her career, and recently shared with E! News a list of artists she hopes to eventually collaborate with.
“There are so many incredible artists. I’d love to collaborate with Pink. I would love to collaborate with Frank Ocean. I would love to collaborate with Alicia Keys,” she said.
“There are just so many artists that I admire so much and I feel like something that I want to do with collaborations is always try and work with people who do something maybe a bit more different to what I do or something that would bring something new to the table…It’s always interesting because I don’t know what’s going to come next.”