Out and proud: Ricky Martin embraces sexuality with confident new video

After finally revealing the truth about his sexuality Ricky Martin is clearly keen to start a fresh chapter in his life.

And clearly empowered by his recent decision to live an openly gay life, in his first video since coming out , singer Ricky doesn't hold anything back.

In a candid video promoting his comeback concert tour, he appears completely naked save for a few well-placed digital tattoos.

New beginnings: Ricky Martin signals a new chapter in his life by appearing completely naked in a promotional video

Tattoo you: In the candid promotional video, he appears completely naked save for a few well-placed digital tattoos

Double vision: Ricky sent out a link to the risque video - My Skin Talks - to his followers on Twitter

The soft focus video features a minimalist soundtrack, and jerky camera work, which acts a metaphor for Ricky's reawakening. 

The singer is seen slumbering on a white lit floor, as the camera pans over his body. 

It sees him naked in various positions, with tattoo-like effects emerging on his skin with inspirational messages in Spanish such as 'find yourself', 'forgive' and 'change your life'. And slowly his body restarts jerkily coming to life.

Ricky sent out a link to the risqué video - a promo for his new tour Black & White - to his followers on Twitter. 

Tattoo-like effects emerging on his skin with inspirational messages in Spanish such as 'find yourself', 'forgive' and 'change your life'

At one stage his crotch area has to be covered by a 'shadow'.

In his tweet he told fans the 2-minute video, called My Skin Talks, was directed by his friend Dago Gonzales.

The pop heart-throb ended years of speculation about his sexuality when he announced that he was gay.

Martin, who had always dodged questions about his sexuality, told fans the birth of his surrogate twin sons in August 2008 and writing his memoirs made him decide to come out.

In the nude: Ricky bared all in the risque video which signifies his rebirth as an artist

Ricky near his Miami home with twins Matteo (left) and Valentino last year

The Livin' La Vida Loca singer posted a statement on his official website: 'I am proud to say that I am a fortunate homosexual man. I am very blessed to be who I am.'

The Puerto Rican star admitted 'fear and insecurity' made him keep quiet about his sexuality but told of his 'happiness' at finally revealing who he is.

Martin, 38, posted: 'To keep living as I did up until today would be to indirectly diminish the glow that my kids where [sic] born with.'

The singer began his career with boy band Menudo and broke out as a solo artist and teen idol in the 1990s in Spanish-speaking countries.

He released his first, English-language album in 1999, the self-titled Ricky Martin, which saw two major hits, Livin' La Vida Loca and She's All I Ever Had.

Since then, Martin has been a star in both North America and South America.

Jarrett Barrios, the president of the U.S.-based Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD), welcomed what he called Martin's 'openness and honesty'.

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