Sam has added to their tattoo collection (Picture: Madison Phipps via Getty Images for MTV)

Sam Smith appears to have got a new tattoo to reflect their non-binary identity.

The Stay With Me singer came out as non-binary in 2019, explaining that they were changing their pronouns to they/them after ‘a lifetime of being at war with my gender’.

The 28-year-old has now got a tattoo which appears to refer to this war and Sam’s identity.

Tattoo artist Miles Langford from The London Social shared a picture to Instagram of him and Sam, writing: ‘ICON @samsmith 💘Thanks for getting tattooed.’

He then posted a black and white image of the inking on Sam’s right arm – an illustration of a young child looking at themselves in the mirror wearing underwear, while out of the reflection they were wearing high heels.

Celebrity followers were loving the beautiful tattoo, with Michelle Visage and Strictly Come Dancing star Neil Jones praising the inking.

Sam has spoken in the past about their issues with body image, having had liposuction aged 12 after accumulating weight in their breasts.

Sam already has a number of tattoos, including a same-sex couple kissing on their shoulder, a bird on their forearm, a pair of heels on their wrist and an equality symbol on their finger.

The Promises singer has been open about their struggle since coming out, previously saying that they were hit with backlash after sharing their new pronouns.

Sam said on The Late Late Show: ‘It’s been amazing but it’s also really, really hard to see all the backlash and the amount of people that are still so unsupportive of gender non-conforming people and trans people all around the world. 

Sam came out as non-binary in 2019

‘It’s definitely more of a struggle than I was expecting, but I feel good in my skin which is the prize and the wonderful thing.’

Recently, they called out the Brit Awards for keeping best male and best female categories for 2021.

They wrote on Instagram: ‘The Brits have been an important part of my career, one of my earliest achievements was winning Critics Choice in 2014.

‘Music for me has always been about unification not division.

‘I look forward to a time where awards shows can be reflective of the society we live in. Let’s celebrate everybody, regardless of gender, race, age, ability, sexuality and class.’


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