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A few weeks ago, Ariel Winter got a new tattoo. Actually, she got three of them, but we didn’t know that until recently. Because when the deed was done, instead of posting pics of the tats themselves, she teased us with this Insta of herself getting inked:

Sneaky, Ariel! Super sneaky.

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We’re kidding, of course. It’s her body, and whatever she wants to do with it is her business and hers alone. Still, we will admit to being curious. Then a week later, she posted an Insta of a small script tattoo on her hip and captioned it, “Peep tattoo 1 of 3,” and our curiosity might have gone into overdrive. (It totally did.)

According to, Ariel’s hip tattoo says, “Love Risks Everything And Asks For Nothing” in Greek. (A message which gives us heart eyes!) Just yesterday, she unveiled a close-up view of her second tat, along with an explanation of its meaning.

The ink is a set of five initials along her ribcage. As Ariel explains in the photo’s caption, the initials belong to her nieces and nephews. Awww. Ariel writes, “My second and most special tattoo, the initials of five of the most important beings in my life: my nieces and nephew. Their initials are on my ribcage, on the side where my heart is. They are my inspiration, and my reason for living. Love these babies more than anything and proud to have their initials forever on my body. Dakota Patrice Workman, Skylar Athena Gray, Parker Eleni Gray, Demetra Eleni, Workman, Asher Ruben Gray.”

We can’t lie. This sweet tribute to her family has us feeling a little misty-eyed. Kind of like Ariel’s Uncle Cam on Modern Family.

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Okay, maybe not quite that misty-eyed.

Still, we love the sentiment behind Ariel’s new ink. We see an “Aunt of the Year” coffee mug in her future. TRUTH.