Strictly Come Dancing pro, Karen Clifton, has had a tough year following her divorce from husband Kevin. But it looks as if things might finally be picking up for her as she got matching tattoos with her new boyfriend over Christmas.
The 26-year-old showed off her new tattoo of the ‘Unalome’ symbol in between Christmas and New Year, the symbol that represents the path to enlightenment in the Buddhist culture.
Showing it off as she posed alongside the tattoo artist, Courtney Lloyd, she explained that she had got the ink as a ‘daily reminder of those struggles and the peace that often follows them.’
She said, “The spirals are meant to symbolise the twists & turns in life, & the straight lines are meant to represent the moment one reaches enlightenment, peace or inner harmony.”
And not so coincidentally, Karen’s new love interest, David Webb, took to Instagram earlier to reveal his matching symbol tattoo.
“Thanks for breaking me in gently @courtneylloydtattoos,” the opera singer said alongside a shot of him getting the inking.
According to HELLO! Online the pair have confirmed that despite David’s late post, the pair had gone together to get the inkings.
Karen’s visible happiness and admittance of peace will no doubt delight fans, after the dancer’s heartbreak following the breakdown of her marriage to Kevin last year.
In the days following her tattoo reveal, Karen has displayed just how happy she is to see the back of 2018 with a series of motivational posts.
“This is just the beginning….” declared the Strictly pro in one of the snaps.
But, the tattoo isn’t the first change that the dancer has made in recent months as she underwent a dramatic makeover after the recent series of Strictly, by chopping all her hair off into a pixie cut.
We’re glad to see you happy again, Karen!
Words by Becky Waldren