The truth behind Cheryl Cole's new tattoo

Cheryl Cole revealed her new tattoo earlier this week and we can now reveal it took now less than 11 hours to complete!

The X Factor judge reportedly created the design herself to symbolise her independence since her split with Ashley and had new boyfriend Derek Hough by her side throughout the procedure.

Talking to The Mirror newspaper, a friend of the pop princess revealed that Cheryl had said;

 “The tattoo is deeply personal. It took weeks to come up with the final design.

 “It has a strong symbolic meaning and signifies a fresh start and my new independence.

“The sitting itself was pretty painful but I was determined to get it done in one hit. I didn’t cry once!”

Check out pictures of Cheryl’s new addition below…