06/27/2011 at 11:00 AM EDT
When Jennifer Aniston
got her first tattoo recently, she had a good reason for getting it.
The Horrible Bosses
star revealed her new ink, which reads "Norman" and is located on the inside of her right foot.
"That's my dog," she told ET Canada
. "My baby who just passed away."
Norman, a Welsh corgi-terrier mix, kept devotedly by Aniston's side for many years, but died in May
at 15 years old.
"I never thought that would ever happen," she said. "It's just my way to pay homage to him ... forever."