The Disney starlet recently got a tattoo across the back of neck, which spells 76 in Roman numerals.
The 20-year-old went to artist-to-the-stars Bang Bang for the new addition, visiting his New York City studio.
He apparently only spent 20 minutes carving the five letters into her skin and she seemed pretty pleased with the artwork.
On completion of the task Gomez posed in front of a mirror for her picture to be taken, her epidermis looking slightly sore and red from the experience.
Bang Bang – who has also worked on her Spring Breaker co-star Vanessa Hudgens - explained the number means something special to the singer and actress.
He revealed: ‘The tattoo was a tribute to a family member who she said means a lot to her.
‘Selena was nervous it might have been painful, so she held her best friend's hand the whole time. But she did a great job.’