Miley Cyrus Gets "Love Yer Brain" Tattoo, Gives Tattoo Artist New Ink

Celebrity Body Aug. 7, 2014 AT 9:30PM
Miley Cyrus shows off her "Love Yer Brain" tattoo
Miley Cyrus shows off her "Love Yer Brain" tattoo Credit: Courtesy of Bang Bang Tattoos

Tatted up! Miley Cyrus got some new ink this week, calling on New York City tattoo artist Bang Bang to perform the body art. 

"Miley reached out to me as a spur of the moment invitation," Bang Bang, who has inked Rihanna, Justin Bieber, and Katy Perry, tells Us Weekly. "I went over to an apartment of a friend of hers. They were having a fun little pool party with a small group and looked like they were having a great time." 

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"She wanted to get 'Love Yer Brain' tattooed on her arm," the artist continued. "It's her favorite Flaming Lips song and she liked the message." Cyrus has been collaborating with the Flaming Lips in recent weeks, hanging out with frontman Wayne Coyne and recording a music video with the band called "Blonde SuperFreak Steals the Magic Brain."

Credit: Courtesy of Bang Bang Tattoos

"We spent a few hours designing it together, making sure the font and everything looked good," he said. "The tattoo itself went by very quickly. When we finished she was like, 'Oh man, I want to get something else now!'"

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Cyrus, 21, went on to do just that. "She decided she wanted to get a little moon," Bang Bang told Us. "When she said that, I told her I'd been thinking about getting a moon myself for a while now, so we got them together. I tattooed her first, it went quick and then I gave her the tattoo gun and taught her how to use it."

"I actually pranked her," he tells Us Weekly exclusively. "When she went to first put the tattoo needle to my skin I screamed like it really hurt and she jumped up shaking! She took a walk around and settled down. We laughed about it after she tattooed the moon on my finger. She actually did a really good job."

Credit: Courtesy of Bang Bang Tattoos

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The rebellious singer did not just provide Bang Bang with the moon tattoo, but did him another favor as well. "I have a little girl who's a fan in my family," the tattoo artist explained. "Miley was nice and FaceTimed with her, talked with her."

This is hardly the last set of tattoos that Cyrus has planned for her oft-exposed body. "We're talking about doing some more tattoos together later," Bang Bang added. "We had a nice little visit, she was a great client." 

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