Tattoo tales: Were Bipasha Basu and Selena Gomez inspired by the same emotions?

Why is it that it often takes relationship turbulence or a bad breakup for people to realise that they should love themselves? Bollywood belle Bipasha Basu certainly learnt that lesson when things with long-time beau John Abraham started to go downhill. In 2010, she titled her first solo fitness DVD ‘Love Yourself’ and she has owned the phrase ever since. She even designed a handbag with the phrase on it, that was available for sale on her online store [www.thetrunklabel.com] in mid-April.

Farther from home, but closer the date, Hollywood hottie Selena Gomez has borrowed Bips’ catchphrase. The ‘Come and Get It’ singer had acclaimed tattoo artist Bang Bang McCurdy ink her with the adage, which she debuted on July 16. Of course sexy Selena makes it her own by choosing to sport the phrase in Arabic and her tattoo apparently reads: ‘Love Yourself First.’

Speculation is rife that the tat — visible on the upper right side of Selena’s back — is a direct diss to on-off boyfriend Justin Bieber, but tattoo artist Bang Bang suggests that Selena’s situation with Bieber has nothing to do with it. Whatever the reason, it’s a smart thing to remember. If you don’t love yourself first, it’s likely no one else will either.

Image Credit: aceshowbiz, thelabelreport 

Tattoo tales: Were Bipasha Basu and Selena Gomez inspired by the same emotions?

Sonali Velinker Kamat

Why is it that it often takes relationship turbulence or a bad breakup for people to realise that they should love themselves? Bollywood belle Bipasha Basu certainly learnt that lesson when things with long-time beau John Abraham started to go downhill. In 2010, she titled her first solo fitness DVD ‘Love Yourself’ and she has owned the phrase ever since. She even designed a handbag with the phrase on it, that was available for sale on her online store [www.thetrunklabel.com] in mid-April.

Farther from home, but closer the date, Hollywood hottie Selena Gomez has borrowed Bips’ catchphrase. The ‘Come and Get It’ singer had acclaimed tattoo artist Bang Bang McCurdy ink her with the adage, which she debuted on July 16. Of course sexy Selena makes it her own by choosing to sport the phrase in Arabic and her tattoo apparently reads: ‘Love Yourself First.’

Speculation is rife that the tat — visible on the upper right side of Selena’s back — is a direct diss to on-off boyfriend Justin Bieber, but tattoo artist Bang Bang suggests that Selena’s situation with Bieber has nothing to do with it. Whatever the reason, it’s a smart thing to remember. If you don’t love yourself first, it’s likely no one else will either.

Image Credit: aceshowbiz, thelabelreport 

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