Sam Smith had added a new tattoo to their collection of body art, and this one appears to pays homage to their nonbinary and genderfluid identity. The tattoo on their right bicep shows a young person that presents as a boy standing in front of a mirror wearing only tight brief-style underwear and heels. The line art tattoo was created by Miles Langford of The London Social Tattoo, who shared pics of Smith and the new tattoo.
“Thanks for getting tattooed,” Langford posted to Instagram, inviting viewers to swipe for a view of the new tattoo as well as “for a good time.”
Smith revealed they were nonbinary and genderfluid in 2019. Recognized as an Out 100 honoree that same year, Smith explained it was not an easy process coming to terms with their identification as nonbinary and genderfluid.
“I’m very new to this, so I’m still figuring it out,” they told Out at the time. “I feel happier and more comfortable within myself when I’m wearing more feminine clothes, which I’m experimenting with more and more.”
Smith also said they felt “incredible freedom” using their new pronouns, but that it came at a price.
“Feeling this free in our skin is answered with abuse,” they said, later adding “I’d rather be myself, even if it means being abused for it. I’d rather get all this shit for being myself than lie to myself. That’s not a way to live.”
They released the album Love Goes last year which featured the song and music video “Kids Again.” Normani, Demi Lovato and Calvin Harris collaborated on songs for the album.
Reaction in the comments to the new tattoo appeared overwhelmingly positive. One viewer wrote “this is beautiful” while another went off-topic and noted he “didn’t realize quite how tall” the award-winning performer is in real life.