Ariel Winter Addresses Troubled Family Life With New Tattoo

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If you follow her on Instagram, you probably already know that Ariel Winter has many tattoos.

Ariel posts bikini selfies on a regular basis (and for that, we thank her), so her inkwork is frequently on display.

Her latest tatt, however, isn't someplace where it would normally be hidden by clothes, but it's drawing a lot of attention nonetheless.

Ariel Winter and Sister

Ariel's sister, Shanelle Gray, posted the above photo to her Instagram account.

She captioned the image:

"1st tattoo matching sister one of the most important people in my life with a matching tattoo of a very special date. tattoo #2 pics soon."

While Gray didn't offer any info on the date or its significance, Ariel has spoken about it in the past.

It seems Ms. Winter has had ink there for quite some time, and her sister just decided to match her over the weekend.

Ariel Winter 2016 Emmy Awards Pose Pic

Ariel revealed the meaning of her tatt in an interview with Entertainment Tonight last month:

"This is October 3rd, 2012, which is the day I moved in with my sister, and it kind of started a new chapter in life for me, so it was really important," the actress said.

She added:

"My sister's one of the most amazing people in my life. She's my best friend. She's really the most important person to me. She has done so much for me, and has taught me so much."

Ariel Winter Scarlett Letter Halloween Costume Photo

In 2012, Winter was legally emancipated from her mother after several years of turbulence and abuse allegations.

Gray was granted temporary custody by the court.

So it seems the ink was a way to commemorate a major turning point in both their lives.

It also seems Ariel decided that while she was at the tattoo shop to support her sister, she would also go under the needle herself:

Ariel Winter Tattoo Snapchat Pic

Winter posted several pics on Snapchat that seem to show her getting some kind of tattoo on her wrist.

Unfortunately, she didn't share the finished results.

Her sister mentioned on social media that she also got two tattoos that day, so did the sisters get two sets of matching ink?

We imagine we'll find out soon enough.

It's not like wrist tattoos are very easy to conceal.

And as Ariel so frequently reminds us on the 'Gram, it's not like she's big on concealment, anyway.

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