Miley Cyrus has added another tattoo to her growing collection - an homage to her grandmother has been permanently inked on her arm.

The Wrecking Ball hitmaker took to on Tuesday (05Nov13) to share snaps of her new body art - a black and white portrait of her maternal grandmother, Loretta Finley, on her right forearm.

Cyrus added the caption: "Because I am her favorite & she is mine."

Taking on the challenge of recreating Finley from a photograph was Cyrus' go-to tattoo artist, Kat Von D, who posted a photo on Instagram featuring her meticulously replicating the portrait.

Von D wrote, "Love, love, loved tattooing you last night... Grandmas rule."

Finley, whom Cyrus affectionately calls Mammie, is known to fans as the head of the singer's fan club, and she often accompanies her granddaughter on tour.