Mother abhors Demi Lovato`s tattoos

Updated: Jun 13, 2013, 14:14 PM IST

Los Angeles: Actress-singer Demi Lovato says her mother hates her 13 tattoos and doesn`t understand how important and meaningful they are to her.

"My mother and I got into a huge fight when I got the birds on my arms, just because she has a different perception of tattoos than my generation does. And so it`s hard to explain to her that it`s like art for your skin and you don`t have to draw it on every day," quoted Lovato as saying.

"It`s something that`s meaningful. My mother and dad get so mad. We got into a huge fight over this," she said.

The 20-year-old admitted once she didn`t speak to her mother for an entire day after the fight. And her father always tries to avoid mentioning her tattoos.

"I went over to my mother and I had bandaged it up, which probably made it look bigger than it was, so she just thought I`d got a half sleeve or something. She didn`t react well and I ended up leaving," she said adding: "It was pretty bad. My dad still, to this day, has not mentioned anything about my tattoo, which is pretty funny."

However, the actress who appears as a judge on "The X Factor" US, said she regrets getting some of the tattoos like a drawing of her friend`s lips on her wrist, the words `rock `n` roll` and `peace` on her fingers. She has even considered having laser treatment to remove them.