Lea Michele pays tribute to her late grandma with a tiny finger tattoo.

After passing away recently, actress Lea Michele is now coming to grips with the loss of her grandma.

The 29-year-old decided to honour her gran’s memory with a new tattoo, choosing a unique symbol to represent her nontraditional grandmother.

The design? A tiny little steaming coffee cup on the inside of her finger.

 

Michele explained the reason for her choice on Instagram.

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“I lost my beautiful grandma this week. She wasn’t your typical grandma. She gave me my first cup of coffee when I was eight years old. She said something inappropriate to every boyfriend I’ve ever had. She never made pie or knit me a sweater. But she was my grandma and I loved her… More than anything… I love you Grandma,” she wrote.

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Michele already has over 15 tattoos including one dedicated to her late boyfriend and co-star Cory Monteith, who passed away in 2013 from an overdose of heroin and alcohol.

After his death, Michele got the words “If you say so” tattooed on her rib-cage, later telling Elle that they were the last words Monteith said to her.

Michele's tattoo tribute to Corey Monteith. Image: Getty

According to Star magazine, she also reportedly has a black heart with his initials tattooed on a "private" part of her body.

We're sending love to Michele and her family.

Do you have a tattoo in memory of someone you loved?

Image: Getty.

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