By Alexis Tereszcuk – Radar Entertainment Editor
In these photos, taken July 12, Miley has four red marks on the inside of her left arm just above her wrist.
However, when Miley showed off her new tattoo earlier this week there were only three scars visible on her wrist.
Her brother Trace Cyrus sent a cryptic Tweet the same day his sister got engaged to hunky actor Liam Hemsworth, saying, “Sending my love for girls who got some cuts at their wrists. I hope u find what you’re looking for.”
PHOTOS: Demi Lovato – Signs Of Cutting
The 19-year-old former Disney star has been plagued by rumors of cutting and recently tried to squelch the story by posting a picture on Instagram where she was holding a razor to her arm in an apparent attempt to convince people that she does not, in fact, cut herself.
Miley’s not the only Disney darling to display suspicious arm cuts.
She eventually confessed to a history of self mutilation, telling ABC News’ Robin Roberts that she started cutting herself on her wrists when she was 11 years old as a way to deal with the emotional pain she was struggling with.
“It was a way of expressing my own shame, of myself, on my own body. I was matching the inside to the outside,” Lovato said.
“And there were some times where my emotions were just so built up, I didn’t know what to do. The only way I could get that instant gratification was through an immediate release on myself.”