Katy Perry shows off her Jesus tattoo amid legal battle with Catholic nuns

Amid a legal battle with a Catholic nun, pop star Katy Perry commemorated Easter Sunday by posting a photo of her Jesus tattoo on her wrist on social media.

(Reuters/Danny Moloshok)Katy Perry has a Jesus tattoo on her wrist since she was 18.

On Instagram, Perry captioned the image of her Jesus tattoo with "My brokenness + God's divinity = my wholeness." Perry got the name of Jesus inked in scripted form at age 18 despite moving away from the religion she grew up with, according to PopstarTats.

The controversial singer is a pastor's daughter who denied in 2013 that she aligns with a particular faith group. She, however, does not hide the fact that she used to go to church services regularly as a child and until her teenage years.

my brokenness God's Divinity = my wholeness

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Last month, Perry's legal battle with the nuns from the Most Holy and Immaculate Heart of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Los Feliz caught the headlines again because one of the sisters died. Sister Catherine Rose Holzman and Sister Rita Callanan have been in and out of court since 2015 because of a property dispute with the "American Idol" judge.

The nuns apparently sold their old convent to a local businesswoman, Dana Hollister. The Archdiocese of Los Angeles, however, had a different arrangement with the pop superstar, which voided Hollister's deal.

Reports revealed that Holzman's last words before she collapsed inside a courtroom were addressed to the singer. The sister allegedly said: "Katy Perry, please stop. It's not doing anyone any good except hurting a lot of people."

But according to American Magazine, Holzman did die inside the court in early March, but she was not there to hear the case against Perry. The two sisters were actually attending a hearing on Hollister's bankruptcy case.

Hollister convinced the nuns to sell their property with an upfront payment of $100,000, while Perry offered the archdiocese $14.5 million. In December 2017, a jury determined that Hollister took advantage of the nuns and was ordered to pay Perry $15 million and the archdiocese $10 million, hence the businesswoman filed for bankruptcy.