Ariana Grande's new Japanese tattoo has a hilarious spelling mistake and people are pointing it out
As well as putting out one chart-topping tune after another, Ariana Grande has also gotten a lot of new tattoos of late. The thank u, next singer celebrated all her recent success by paying a visit to tattoo artist, Kane Navasard, to get a slew of Japanese characters inked onto her hand.
But while the tattoo was intended to read "7 Rings" in homage to her most recent single, it came out a little differently than expected.
"If you didn’t know, @arianagrande is a G," Navasard captioned the picture of the tattoo.
However, fans of the singer were quick to take to social media to point out that the delicate ink doesn't quite mean what it Ariana intended it to. The Japanese Kanji translation is actually "shichirin" which is a small barbecue grill.
"Ariana Grande’s new tattoo 七輪 means Japanese style bbq grill, not 7 rings. If you want to know about 七輪, just google SHICHIRIN," one fan wrote on Twitter.
"Much love for @ArianaGrande and her new “barbecue grill” tattoo. My girl knows where it’s at," another stated.
But, of course, Ariana has seen the humorous side of it all. She tweeted to explain that she knows that she should have added "one more symbol" to the ink, but that the pain proved to be too much.
"Indeed, I left out "つの指" which should have gone in between," she explained.
"It hurt like f*ck n still looks tight. I wouldn’t have lasted one more symbol lmao. But this spot also peels a ton and won’t last so if I miss it enough, I’ll suffer thru the whole thing next time [sic]."
This comes a few weeks after Ariana got another tattoo from Navasard: a portrait of her favourite Pokémon character, Evee, on her upper arm.
She said that she had wanted the tat for a while, and that she is a big fan of Evee. Evee is able to adapt and survive in any environment, and we think that sums Ariana up pretty well too.
The singer has also recently gotten candid about her personal life - following her highly publicised split from Pete Davidson.
When Ariana was honoured with the Woman of the Year award at the Billboard Women in Music 2018 event - held back in December - she delivered an emotional speech. The 7 Rings singer held back tears as she spoke openly about what a challenging year it has been for her.
"This is really special. I want to say that I find it interesting that this has been one of the best years in my career and, like, the worst of my life," Grande asserted after accepting the award.
"I'm not saying that for sympathy, I'm just saying that because I feel like a lot of people would look at someone in my position right now, I guess, like Woman of the Year, an artist that could be at her peak, like reaching her, you know, whatever, and think, 'She's really got her sh*t together, you know, like, she's really on it, she's got it all.' I do, but as far as my personal life goes, I really have no idea what the f*ck I am doing. So yeah, it's been a very conflicting one. And I just want to say that if you're someone out there."
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