Jada Pinkett Smith begins tattoo sleeve ten years early—'tomorrow is not promised'

Jada Pinkett Smith has unveiled her stunning new tattoo in an exciting update

Jada Pinkett Smith has unveiled her stunning new tattoo in an exciting update
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Jada Pinkett Smith has showcased a brand new tattoo ahead of her 50th birthday next month, proving it's never too late in life to get inked. 

The American actor unveiled an intricate design of a Hindu goddess on her forearm on Sunday, revealing she intends to surround it with more tattoos over the next decade.  

"I always said I would get a sleeve at 60 but tomorrow is not promised. Soooo … I’m starting to build my sleeve now!" she captioned the Instagram post. 

Wear a khaki green jumpsuit and gold jewelry, Jada also gave a shout-out to mystic female forces, adding, "Repp’n the Divine Feminine journey within and without. ✨Jai Ma✨ #MataSita #Allat #Oshun #QuanYin". 

As well as mentioning the subject of her tattoo, Mata Sita, who is the Hindu goddess of love and simplicity, Jada also tagged the Arabian goddess Allat, the African goddess Oshun, and the Buddhist deity of mercy, Quan Yin. 

Beneath the stunning creation lies Jada's lotus tattoo, which she shares with her mother Adrienne Banfield Norris and daughter Willow Smith. The intergenerational trio, who appears weekly on their family chatshow, Red Table Talk, chose the delicate flower for its symbolic links to spiritual enlightenment and growth. It was this experience that convinced Jada that she wanted to expand on the tattoo and commit to a full sleeve. 

This is far from the first time The Nutty Professor has switched up her look. Just last month, Jada Pinkett Smith debuted a shaved head after decades of changing hairdos. The decision to cut off all her hair was inspired by Willow, who helped her mother "let go" in celebration of her upcoming 50th birthday. 

Jada's loyal following is always excited to see her experiment with her image - and her latest skin accessory has been no exception. As well as receiving a flood of compliments from her fans, the superstar mom-of-two was also met with plenty of praise from her celebrity friends. 

"Oh wow. So so so so beautiful Jada!!! I can’t wait to see her in person!!" musician and friend Jahnavi Harrison commented. 

"So dope and divine," author Jay Shetty wrote. 

Jada has yet to elaborate on what she has in mind for her next tattoo, but by the rate she's going at, it looks like she'll definitely have that sleeve by her 60th birthday. 

Emma Dooney
Lifestyle News Writer

Hailing from the lovely city of Dublin, Emma mainly covers the Royal Family and the entertainment world, as well as the occasional health and wellness feature. Always up for a good conversation, she has a passion for interviewing everyone from A-list celebrities to the local GP - or just about anyone who will chat to her, really.

Emma holds an MA in International Journalism from City, University of London, and a BA in English Literature from Trinity College Dublin.