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Lea Michele's new tattoo is the perfect tribute to her unconventional gran

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Lea Michele's gran wasn't your typical grandma, and the way she chose to honor her isn't either

Lea Michele recently lost someone whom she loved dearly, her grandma, but she chose to celebrate her life in a beautiful way.

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Taking to Instagram on Monday, Michele posted a photo of her new tattoo — a tiny coffee cup on her ring finger — and in the caption she explained the very special meaning behind the idea.

"I lost my beautiful grandma this week," she wrote. "She wasn't your typical grandma. She gave me my first cup of coffee when I was 8 years old. She said something inappropriate to every boyfriend I've ever had. She never made pie or knit me a sweater. But she was my grandma, and I loved her... More than anything.. I love you, Grandma. @prospect_tattoos Bronx NY."

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It's a touching tribute to her late gran, one that has been welcomed by Michele's fans who took to the comments section of the post to share their thoughts.

"I think that's beautiful, Lea," kgbkbg wrote.

"Awwww Im [sic] sure she is so proud of you," flyingtohome shared.

And jordan_waggner also weighed in on the new ink, writing, "I'm so sorry for your loss Lea. Stay strong I know you can get through this. Your [sic] a[n] inspiration to the world I miss my grandma everyday [sic] when she died I was to [sic] young to get a tattoo, so I sang to her every morning and night."

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Do you agree with Lea Michele's fans: Is her new tattoo the perfect tribute to her late grandmother? Share your thoughts with us in the comments below.

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Lea Michele's gran wasn't your typical grandma, and the way she chose to honor her isn't either

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