Never Be the Same singer shared a photo on Sunday to Instagram of the tattoo she got over the weekend. In her post’s caption, Camila wrote that tattoo artist Kane Navasard’s body art, located on the back of the singer’s neck, was inspired by botanist Robin Wall Kimmerer’s 2013 nonfiction book Braiding Sweetgrass.
Camila begins her caption with a line attributed to the book that read, “The word ecology is derived from the Greek word ‘Oikos,’ the word for home. The Fifth Harmony star continued, “This book on Indigenous wisdom and plants changed my life. After I read it, I knew I’d never look at the earth and all of its inhabitants the same. It taught me about reciprocity, about the gift and wisdom in Mother Nature, and that when we heal the Earth, we heal ourselves.”
Camila added another line attributed to the book that read, “All flourishing is mutual.” She then gave a credit to the artist by writing, “So glad @kanenavasard and his talent helped me honor this special book today.” Kane, who has worked previously with Camila, also shared a black-and-white version of the pic to his own Instagram account. “A tiny sweetgrass braid for a sweetheart @camila_cabello,” he captioned the post.
However, back in November 2019, Camila posted to Instagram that she had just gotten inked for the first time and shared the heartfelt meaning behind the artwork, which was also done by Kane. Camila and her boyfriend Shawn Mendes, who is quite the tattoo enthusiast, started their relationship earlier that year.
Meanwhile, at that time, Camila shared a pic of the words “It’s a mystery” tattooed on her right pinkie finger. The singer described that “I never thought I’d get a tattoo before” but decided on this one as a promise to her mom “to remember, no matter what happens, everything is gonna turn out well.”