Pop star Miley Cyrus has paid tribute to her beloved dog Floyd by having a tattoo of the late pooch inked onto her left ribcage.

The Wrecking Ball hitmaker was plunged into despair in April (14) when the Alaskan Klee Kai died and she recently decided to honour his memory with a piece of skin art.

She showed off the circular tattoo, featuring a portrait of Floyd and the words, "With a little help from my fwends (friends)", on her Instagram.com page on Sunday (06Jul14) and simply captioned the image, "#floydtat".

She also shared a snap of herself pulling up her shirt to display the inking while posing alongside two friends, who had matching tattoos on their bodies too.

Cyrus recently welcomed new dog Emu Coyne Cyrus into her family, but insisted the animal would never replace Floyd, declaring, "There will never be anyone like Floyd. There was a bond that was so deep it's irreplaceable but that's not what I am trying to do. Never will I replace Floyd and that's something I had to take time to understand. We had a very special memorial service for Floyd and I felt my angel Floydy give Emu his blessing..."