Miley Cyrus has taken much heat in the past few days for a tattoo she revealed under her left breast that reads “Just Breathe.”
Miley was romping on the beach in Miami wearing a pink bikini on Thursday when photogs first got a glimpse of the ink, setting off a storm of controversy.
“Don’t you have to be 18 to get a tattoo?” wrote Perez Hilton, while 56% of voters in a reader’s poll on PopEater were bothered that Miley has a tattoo at her age.
It turns out that the 17-year-old’s “Just Breathe” tat is the slogan for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, and honors the memory of a close friend, Vanessa, who passed away due to Cystic Fibrosis three years ago. Miley also has the phrase on the neck of one of her guitars.
So what do you think? Does that change your opinion about Miley having a tattoo? Drop us a comment and let us know your thoughts.
She also has another new tattoo – on her ribcage.
Photos and video below:
Miley talks about Vanessa in video below: