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Ariana Grande is an inspiration in so many ways.
From her breathtaking red carpet princess dresses (hello to that couture Giambattista Valli dress at the 2020 Grammys), to the incredible vocal range, the ability to be vulnerable in her writing, to the always honest conversations she has. along with her fans, there’s a reason Grande is one of the most beloved artists on the planet.
Body art is another way fans use it for inspiration.
Yes. The 26-year-old’s tattoo collection attracts around 12,100 internet searches each month in the UK and 90,500 in the US, according to our experts.
Over the years, Grande has amassed a large collection of intricate and personal inks, so many in fact that if we’re being honest we’re not sure we’ve covered them all here.
She even incorporated her love of body ink into her hit song ‘7 Rings’ with the lyrics: “The tattooed girls who like to be in trouble”.
However, fans were stumped in May 2021 when recent photos of Grande, including from her nuptials to boyfriend Dalton Gomez, some of her tattoos appeared to have disappeared.
Here’s a complete guide to Grande’s tattoo collection, from dates to inspiration to artist …
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Arm – Two butterflies
After first revealing a thin butterfly tattoo design on her left arm at the 2020 Grammys (see below), Ariana Grande then posted the finished ink on Instagram revealing two stunning new floating butterfly tattoos on her left shoulder, which you can see in the photo on the right when Grande played MTV VMAs with Lady Gaga in August 2020.
However, in May 2020, Grande performed with The Weeknd at the iHeartRadio Awards (pictured, left) and there was no sign of the butterfly details on her left shoulder …
Likewise, when Grande shared photos from her secret wedding to Gomez which took place on May 15 at her California home, in the photos of Grande in her custom Vera Wang wedding dress, the butterflies were also nowhere to be found.
have they been deleted? Were they covered in ultimate full coverage makeup? Were they ever really there? It’s a mystery to the fans.
Arm – Butterfly Tattoo
At the 2020 Grammy Awards, where Grande performed a mix of her hits, the singer featured the aforementioned butterfly on her left triceps. It was later assumed that this had been developed into the design of the two butterflies.
Return – Writing
A Grande tattoo added to his collection over the past year is this quote from one of his favorite movies. The Truman Show. A big fan of Jim Carey – whom she has voiced many times – Grande had the quote: “In case I don’t see you, good afternoon, good evening and good night” written on her. However, the quote is written from right to left, while her friend Courtney Chipolone has the same tattoo but written conventionally.
Arm – Spirited Away
In 2018, Grande debuted one of the biggest tattoos she has, of Chichiro a character from Removed as if by magic. Grande posted videos of herself watching the animated film and also explained that the female character went from an “easily scared girl with a childish personality to match her age to a hardworking, responsible girl. and courageous who has learned to put her fears aside for those she loves.
Main – ‘7 Rings’
One of Grande’s most famous tattoos is the one she got on the palm of her left hand last year. Aiming to get “7 Rings” – the name of her hit song – inked on her hand in Japanese, it was reported that the wording was actually: “Little Charcoal Grill”. Grande later tried to fix the incident by talking to his Japanese tutor.
Hand – Cloud, symbol of Venus
Hand – Heart filled
After breaking up with Davidson, Grande had her “Pete” inscription covered with an opaque heart – which she displayed at the 2018 Billboard rewards.
Finger – ‘Baby Doll’
Grande emblazoned “Baby Doll” on the middle finger of her right hand.
Ear – REM Tattoo
At the 2018 Billboard Awards, Grande’s last behind-the-ear tattoo was in full swing. The singer had the initials ‘REM’ inscribed, which is the title of one of the most popular songs on her Sweetener album.
Ear – Angel Wing
In 2019, fans noticed that Grande had another ear inking, this time an angel wing on the inner cartilage of her ear, according to Initiated.
Neck – Crescent Moon
Ariana has a range of inks on the back of her head including this crescent half moon.
Neck – ‘Mille Tendress’
Photographed at the 2015 American Music Awards, Grande’s trademark ponytail has been pulled back into a high bun giving us a full view of the tattoo on the nape of the neck. The singer has the French phrase “Mille tendresse” which translates to “mille tendresses” inked on the back of her neck.
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