According to witnesses, Britney Spears is "on the verge of a nervous breakdown". Last Friday, the Toxic singer pounded on the door of a salon just after it closed and asked to be let in and have her head shaved.
The salon owner says she refused to shave the pop star's head and that Britney grabbed a pair of clippers and did it herself. She also reported that Britney's real hair is only about 4 inches long and damaged by extensions and chemical treatments.
After shaving her head, the 25-year-old singer drove to a tattoo parlor and had two images nailed on: a pair of bright red lips on her wrist and a black, white and pink cross on her lower hip.
Tattooist Emily Wynne-Hughes, who was in the shop, now fears the drastic new look is a stark warning of Spears' emotional instability: "After (Britney) left, we said to each other, 'We just saw a huge celebrity on the verge of a nervous breakdown.'
"She seemed really distraught and disturbed. She was very scatterbrained. It was crazy, very surreal. She's definitely crying out."
Unconfirmed press reports claim the singer was later spotted wearing a dark wig at the Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Beverly Hills, where she briefly spoke to staff in a private room.