By EMILY SHERIDAN
Body art: Pop star Sarah Harding shows off her new tattoo 'don't be bitter - glitter' as she leaves the EF Medispa in Kensington
It's been a tough few weeks, if not months, for Sarah Harding as she's battled addiction and relationship problems.
So less than two weeks after she ended up battered and bruised following a fight with ex-boyfriend Theo De Vries, you can't blame the singer for wanting a bit of motivation as she gets things back on track.
Looking healthy and happy, the 30-year-old star yesterday unveiled a motivating new tattoo which read 'Don't be bitter - glitter' written across the top of her back in swirling script.
New mantra: Harding has had the tattoo since at least December, but has kept it covered up until now
Sarah debuted the tattoo as she left the EF Medispa in Kensington Church Street, west London, following four hours of treatment.
And the spa day obviously worked, as the Girls Aloud star left the salon with her skin looking glowing and luminous.
As well as her new back etching, she also has a Tibetan tattoo on her left forearm which means 'inner strength and a star underneath her right ear.
Her pampering session comes after Harding ended her short romance with Dutch De Vries on New Year's Eve in Austria.
Feeling good: Harding looked in good spirits as she left the spa after the four hour session
The pair were in Innsbruck for a skiing holiday, but after they started drinking, their mood soon turn soured.
While they definitely argued with each other, both parties dispute the other's version of events.
De Vries, 35, claimed he hit back at Harding in self-defence, while she alleged he dragged her across the floor of their hotel room and bit her ear.
Can't stop smiling: The Girls Aloud singer is obviously feeling more upbeat about the future after a rocky start to 2012
While Sarah’s publicist initially claimed she was the sober victim of an unprovoked assault, it has since emerged that the couple were drinking prior to the incident.
Harding told The Sun last week: 'I’m not going to lie, I had a gin and tonic at the airport, but I was sober at this point.'
The couple met a few months ago while undergoing rehab for drug and alcohol addiction in a clinic in Cape Town, South Africa.
Sarah had recently split from DJ fiancé Tom Crane, and was seeking help to get off alcohol and Zopiclone, a sleeping drug.
Collection: Harding also has a star under her ear and a Tibetan script which means 'inner strength' on her left forearm