Why Amanda Bynes’ Face Tattoo Is A Big Deal

Why Amanda Bynes’ Face Tattoo Is A Big Deal


It’s The Amanda Show all over again. Former Nickelodeon star Amanda Bynes is back
in the headlines for bizarre behavior, thanks to a surprising Instagram post from the end
of 2019. On December 30th, she debuted a selfie that
features what appears to be a face tattoo. The curious ink seemed to come out of left
field. The actress – who has publicly suffered
a string of setbacks concerning her mental health and substance abuse – has tended to
keep a low profile since her stretch of public meltdowns years ago. So when she shared the selfie of what may
or may not be permanent ink on her cheek, the internet took notice. Making matters even more mysterious? The Easy A star provided no caption for the
post but an alien emoji. The tattoo looks like a heart, and not a very
complicated design. But is the tattoo actually permanent? The jury is out on whether this inky addition
is actually the real deal. What is clear though is that many of her followers
are confused and concerned. One person tweeted. “Is Amanda Bynes okay? I ask because she got a messed up heart tattoo
on her face and that’s usually the first cry for help.” Another follower tweeted: “I love Amanda Bynes, I really hope she didn’t
ruin her beautiful face with this tattoo.” Though Bynes has established a history of
erratic behavior, this tattoo fiasco does deviate from her typical posting pattern on
Instagram. Since launching her account in September 2019,
the What I Like About You alum has shared a total of only 11 posts to date. After posting throughout September, she went
dark on the platform until December 3rd. She reemerged at that time with a selfie featuring
blue hair and the caption: “Geisha girl vibes.” After that, she shared nothing… until now. Some might argue that it’s completely normal
to go through weird social media phases, but given Bynes’ complicated history, we’re not
so sure. Bynes endured a rough period in her life between
2012 and 2014, and the surprise tattoo has some people feeling deja vu. We’ll spare you all the details, but to summarize
things: In a short period of time, Bynes was arrested twice for a DUI, allegedly started
a fire in a woman’s driveway, and accused her father of molesting her. She then recanted her story and blamed the
whole thing on a microchip that she said he ordered to be implanted into her brain. The driveway situation, which went down in
July 2013, prompted Bynes to be hospitalized for a mental evaluation. In 2014, Bynes’ parents were granted temporary
conservatorship over their daughter’s affairs. According to TMZ, they claimed their daughter
was spending massive amounts of money on strange extravagances like jewelry for strangers. The Blast reported that the conservatorship
was extended until at least August 2020. Also in 2014, the actress tweeted that she
was diagnosed as “bipolar and manic depressive,” according to E! News. Bynes has also attributed some of her problems
to smoking marijuana and abusing Adderall. Another sore spot: Twitter. She told Paper magazine in 2018, “Everything I worked my whole life to achieve,
I kind of ruined it all through Twitter.” “I’m not the one that you have to answer to
for your depraved behavior. There’s a higher power that will judge you
for your indecency.” “Tom Cruise?” In that same interview, the former child star
claimed to be four years sober, thanks to the help of her parents. But Bynes’ curious facial art is garnering
a lot of attention because recent reports suggest the starlet may be struggling again
after what appeared to be a positive period. At the time of her Paper magazine interview
in 2018, the actress was studying at the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising. She graduated in 2019 and was supposedly planning
to continue her studies, but then things reportedly went sideways. According to a December 2019 report in The
Blast, she, quote, “bailed on her sober living facility, dropped out of school, and stopped
complying with her court-ordered conservatorship.” The tabloid claimed her parents feared the
actress, quote, “could be back abusing drugs.” This isn’t the first time Bynes has supposedly
faced a setback in her recovery. In March 2019, TMZ reported that Bynes checked
into a rehab facility to deal with drug addiction and mental health issues. Of course, it’s possible this new tattoo – or
whatever it is – has nothing to do with Bynes’ well-being at all. No matter the reasoning, we wish her the best. Check out one of our newest videos right here! Plus, even more Nicki Swift videos about your
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