updated 11/29/2007 AT 2:55 PM ET
•originally published 11/29/2007 AT 2:50 PM ET
“Tattoo” singerJordin Sparks is determined to get a tattoo of her own – and she wants it to be the name of her brother P.J., whom she misses terribly now that she travels so much.
“This past year has made me realize how much I took my relationship with him for granted,” the singer, 17, tells the San Francisco Chronicle of her sibling, who is two years younger.
“I’ve only been home a week and a half since the year started, and I really miss him,” she says. “He knows everything about me. And, unlike a boyfriend, I know he won’t walk away.”
She wants the body adornment to be “in a nice script,” and is thankful it’s a short moniker. “It’s not like his name is Bartholomew or anything,” she says.
“Tattoo” is the first single from Sparks’s self-titled debut record, which came out last week. After shooting the video, Sparks suggested to her mother, Jodi, that they both get tattoos to celebrate.
Jodi’s response: “I’ll go get one with you when you’re 18.” (Mark your calendars: Jordin turns 18 on Dec. 22.)
Sparks doesn’t have many other major plans for turning 18, though she does earn one big right – and plans to take advantage.
“I do get to vote,” she says. “I will be voting.”