By ANDREA MAGRATH
New ink: Miley Cyrus was out and about in Hollywood today showing off her new tattoo
Teenage girls recently voted her their worst role model.
And Miley Cyrus has certainly been living up to the title, between being caught on video smoking a bong, very adult acts of passion with her boyfriend in nightclubs and underage drinking.
The once-squeaky clean star has been working overtime to shed her famous Hannah Montana image, and has just acquired another tattoo to add to her large collection of body art and piercings.
Ouch: The 18-year-old has acquired new art on her rib cage
The 18-year-old seemed keen to show off her new ink while out and about in Hollywood, wearing a T-shirt with a conspicuous hole in the side that was conveniently placed over the tattoo.
Miley has another etching on the opposite side of her rib cage that says 'Just breathe.'
The tattoo, which Miley had done in December 2009, is understood to be in tribute to a nine-year-old girl called Vanessa who passed away from cystic fibrosis in 2007.
Cyrus met Vanessa at a Los Angeles hospital and instantly connected with her, describing her as one of her best friends.
She also has a stencil of a love heart on her finger, and LOVE on the inside of her right ear, which she first showed off in June last year.
In addition, the Party In The USA singer has multiple piercings, including several in her ears, plus her belly button and nose.
Technically, this new addition is Miley's first legal tattoo, as the legal age to be inked in the US is 18.
Teen rebel: The starlet was recently voted the worst role model for young girls in a poll of 99,000 teenagers
The drug she was taking, Salvia, is legal in the US but is listed as a 'drug of concern' by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency.
On her 18th birthday in November Miley - who has long been raising eyebrows for her sexed-up music videos and stage routines - put on a very adult display with her boyfriend Avan Jogia.
The pair were snapped at Hollywood nightclub the Trousdale in a very steamy clinch at 2am, with Miley laying back across a bar while Jogia straddled her and kissed her neck.
Body art: The Hannah Montana star has LOVE etched on her ear as well as multiple piercings
But while her antics are causing concern among parent groups and young fans, Miley is thrilled to be finally free of having to maintain the goody-two shoes image enforced upon her by Hannah Montana's producers Disney.
The show that made her famous aired its final episode in January, enabling Cyrus to freely do what she's been trying to do for well over a year now, and become an adult.
In the series, which debuted in 2006, Miley played an ordinary teenage girl who secretly moonlights as pop star Hannah Montana.
The survey was conducted by AOL website Just So You Know and was voted on by their core audience of girls aged between nine and 15.
Miley received more than 58 per cent of the 99,000 votes.
Also in the top 10 celebrity with the worst influence were Teen Mom star Amber Portwood, rapper Kanye West and Gossip Girl actor Chace Crawford, who was arrested for marijuana possession.
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