Jada Pinkett Smith Unveils New Tattoo as She Reveals Plans for Full Sleeve

Jada Pinkett Smith unveiled a new tattoo on Sunday, as she revealed plans to get a full sleeve by the time she turns 60.

The actress, who will be 50 in September, took to Instagram to share a photo of her forearm tattoo of the Hindu goddess Sita. She is known for courage, purity, dedication, loyalty and sacrifice, according to the Hindu American Foundation.

Captioning the image, Pinkett Smith wrote: "I always said I would get a sleeve at 60 but tomorrow is not promised. Soooo ... I'm starting to build my sleeve now!"

Listing other goddesses in her post, she added: "Repp'n the Divine Feminine journey within and without. ✨Jai Ma✨ #MataSita #Allat #Oshun #QuanYin."

The tattoo follows on from the lotus artwork Pinkett Smith got in May with her daughter, Willow Smith, and mother, Adrienne Banfield-Norris.

Red Table Talk host Pinkett Smith captioned a post revealing those tattoos: "ok what we did!!!! Thank you @_dr_woo_ for your patience and generosity of your craft and spirit✨ Now I want a sleeve!!!!😜 Check us out!"

In July, Pinkett Smith unveiled another change to her appearance, when she shared a photo of herself sporting a shaved head.

Making the revelation on Instagram, she wrote: "Willow made me do it because it was time to let go BUT ... my 50's are bout to be Divinely lit with this shed❣️😜."

The Girls Trip star, who is married to Hollywood actor Will Smith, has previously been open about experiencing hair loss in recent years.

During a May 2018 episode of Red Table Talk, Pinkett Smith explained why she had taken to covering her tresses.

"I've been getting a lot of questions about why I've been wearing this turban," she said at the time, per the BBC. "Well, I've been having issues with hair loss. And it was terrifying when it first started."

While the star said at the time that she believed the hair loss to be stress related, she also spoke about the moment she shed "handfuls of hair" in the shower.

"I was just like 'Oh my god am I going bald?' It was one of those times in my life where I was literally shaking with fear," she said. "That's why I cut my hair and continue to cut it."

Pinkett Smith, who is also mother to actor and musician Jaden Smith, ultimately found that perspective helped her deal with the impact of alopecia.

"People are out here with cancer, with sick children... I watch the higher power take things every day," she said. "When I looked at it from that perspective it did settle me."

Before shaving her hair, Pinkett Smith had taken to wearing a variety of scarves, wraps and turbans, explaining on Red Table Talk: "When my hair is wrapped, I feel like a queen."

Jada Pinkett Smith
Jada Pinkett Smith has revealed her plans to get a full sleeve tattoo by the age of 60 in her latest social media post. Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic;/Jada Pinkett Smith/Instagram