Amanda Bynes


Does Amanda Bynes have a new face tattoo?

Fans are split.


Nahila Bonfiglio

Internet Culture

Posted on Jan 2, 2020   Updated on May 19, 2021, 7:03 pm CDT

Amanda Bynes broke her nearly month-long social media hiatus to post a new photo Tuesday.

The simple photo posted to Instagram shows Bynes sporting what appears to be a fresh tattoo on her left cheek. It is unclear whether the small heart—about the size of a thumbnail—is the real deal, or if she accomplished the look through a filter or with non-permanent ink. Regardless, the new look has people talking.

The 33-year-old former Nickelodeon star has remained mostly out of the spotlight for several years now. She re-entered the public eye after a long break last year when she discussed her highly-publicized struggles with Paper. In the interview, Bynes noted that abusing drugs “really messed up” her brain and that now that she is sober, she feels like herself again. “Those days of experimenting are long over,” she said. “I’m not sad about it and I don’t miss it because I really feel ashamed of how those substances made me act.”

Bynes spent several years in and out of rehab, before transitioning to a sober living facility. In her Paper interview, Bynes noted that she had been sober for four years. Earlier this month, she reportedly left a sober living facility where she had been residing. While it was initially reported that Bynes fled the facility and her whereabouts were unknown, a source told Us Weekly that the reports were false. “Amanda has never been lost or missing,” the source said. “She did leave the sober living facility but her parents know where she is. With Amanda, it’s not surprising that she would leave the sober living facility. It’s not uncommon for anyone dealing with sobriety and mental health issues.”

In the process of getting her life back on track, Bynes graduated from the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising in Los Angeles in June. Fans of the actress have high hopes that a comeback is on its way. The news of her new tattoo has fans split and sharing their opinions online. “If Amanda Bynes’ new face tattoo is real then I’d say things are going really well for her,” one fan wrote.

While everyone else is busy discussing the new tattoo, other fans are prepared for Bynes’ big 2020 comeback. “This decade simply must include a massive Amanda Bynes comeback,” one user wrote.


Bynes did not return the Daily Dot’s request for comment.


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*First Published: Jan 2, 2020, 8:25 am CST