Say what? Reese Witherspoon flashes large tummy tattoo

Jul 5, 2011 at 6:25 p.m. ET

Bikini-clad Reese Witherspoon was spotted in Malibu sporting some fresh ink -- a belly tattoo!

Reese Witherspoon tummy tattoo

Does Reese Witherspoon have a belly tattoo? It looks like it! The 35-year-old actress spent the July 4th weekend at a Malibu beach with her kids, 7-year-old Deacon and 11-year-old Ava, and her new husband, Jim Toth.

While frolicking on the beach, Witherspoon wore a white bikini and a long-sleeved denim shirt. At one point, the wind blew up her shirt revealing her elaborate tummy tattoo.

The Oscar winner used to have a small star tattoo on her left lower hip, but it appears it has been replaced with this larger tattoo -- or is this possibly a temporary tattoo?

It does appear that she was trying to conceal her tat. She was spotted the day before at that same beach wearing a one-piece black swimsuit that hid her tattoo, and was wearing this denim shirt that also concealed her new ink.

Witherspoon is known for her "good girl" image -- and even talked about it at the MTV Movie Awards. "For all the girls out there, it's totally possible to be a good girl. I'm going to try to make it cool," she said. "When I came up in this business, if you made a sex tape, you were embarrassed and you hid it under your bed. And if you took naked pictures of yourself on your cell phone, you hide your face, people! Hide your face!"

Tell us: Do you like Reese Witherspoon's new belly tattoo?