Cher Lloyd got a pair of tattoos in memory of her uncle Edward ‘Boo Boo’ Smith, who died of an accidental overdose when he was only 34 years old. Boo Boo passed away in September 201o while Cher was competing on The X Factor, and she got the tattoos in March 2011 which would have been his birthday. “I got a tattoo in memory of my uncle which is a bird flying out of a cage,” she says. On her right forearm is a bird carrying a ribbon with the word ‘Boo’, and in the same location on her left arm is a birdcage with an open door. She shared a picture of the ink of her twitter with the caption “Happy birthday uncle boo, missing you. New tattoo. Xxxx”
Only two months later, she got a huge butterfly tattoo on her forearm which surrounds the bird but does not cover it.