By Sonya Magett, EnStarz | Jul 05, 2012 11:19 AM EDT
"Jersey Shore" star JWoww shows off a brand new tattoo on the cover of the next issue of Inked Magazine.
The 26-year-old is posed bent on one knee revealing a giant tiger tattooed on her right thigh while wearing an unbuttoned bra top and a pair of pink underpants. The 26-year-old squeezes out a sponge while washing a pink vintage car for a Fifties-style theme cover shoot.
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JWoww explained in her interview with Inked Magazine that she likes to "express art on her body. As an art student, I like how people express art on their bodies."
Last year she got a large tattoo inked on her right upper back when she visited a tattoo parlor in Florence, Italy while filming "Jersey Shore" there.
The TV star also has a tattoo of a pair of clasped hands in prayer and a rose with wings with the words "RIP" and "OMA". Both tattoos were done in honor of the reality star's late grandmother, who passed away earlier the same year.
"My grandmother passed away in February and her 90th (birthday) would have been in May, so I was filming there and I found a perfect Florence artist to put my grandmother on me," JWoww told Jimmy Fallon.
"Oma" is the German term for grandmother.
JWoww also has a tattoo of a flower with wings on her right ankle with the inscription "OPA".
"My dragon and tiger were both designed by my college advisor, Jon Squid," she told the magazine. "He was an art student but he's also been tattooing for 10 years. I wanted something on the other side of my body to compliment the dragon and Squid told me that the dragon and tiger symbolize good versus evil, like a yin and yang." She added that she wanted "to be able to show my tattoos off when I want to and I want to be able to cover them when I don't."
JWoww is an entrepreneur with her own line of tanning products in a partnership with Australian Gold and also has a bikini line, Sweet Love Bikini by JWoww which she often promotes on Twitter.
JWoww has been busy shooting the upcoming season of "Jersey Shore" and MTV recently debuted her spinoff show with costar Snookie, called "Snooki and JWoww vs. The World", which premiered on June 21.
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