Ariana Grande has gotten 35 tattoos (and counting). Here’s where they are and what they all mean.

Five of Grande's 34 tattoos can be seen in this photo.

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Five of Grande’s 34 tattoos can be seen in this photo.
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  • Ariana Grande has gotten 35 tattoos that we know of.
  • Grande got at least 23 of those in the last year alone.
  • Three were covered by additional tattoos after Grande split from her former fiancé, Pete Davidson, in October.

Since Ariana Grande permanently marked her body for the first time back in 2012 – a tiny heart on her toe to commemorate the making of her debut album “Yours Truly” – the pop star’s tattoo portfolio has expanded dramatically.

The 25 year old now lays claim to at least 35 known tattoos – and she got 23 of those in the last year. Three have been covered by additional ink, but the rest are still at least somewhat visible, making appearances in various Instagram updates and music videos.

Here’s a complete visual guide to Grande’s ink, plus the stories and possible inspirations behind each one.


Grande’s first tattoo is the outline of a heart on her toe.

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Grande got her first tattoo in 2012.
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Grande tattooed the outline of a heart on her toe in 2012 while recording a duet with 8ky, who got a matching tattoo.

The track was intended to be on Grande’s debut album “Yours Truly,” but was never released. The album did, however, include a song called “Tattooed Heart.”

“This year has been 1 of the happiest and most enlightening years for me and I felt like I wanted to do something special to remind me of this time,” Grande wrote in the caption of a video that documented her first experience getting inked.

“Writing my 1st album, working with my castmates & best friends on victorious, being young, having fun and being surrounded by love.. so..I wanted to do something permanent to remind me to always be grateful and not take anything for granted so.. I got a little tattoo.”


Two years later, Grande got the phrase “mille tendresse” inked on the back of her neck.

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Grande attending the 2015 American Music Awards.
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“Mille tendresse” is French for “one thousand tendernesses.” The phrase appears in the film “Breakfast at Tiffany’s,” starring Audrey Hepburn, which Grande has cited as her “all time favorite” movie.

“I always forget about my lil tat,” Grande wrote on Instagram in 2014, showing off her second tattoo.

Read more: Pete Davidson got the exact same tattoo on his neck that Ariana Grande got in 2014


She has the word “bellissima” on her rib cage.

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Grande posted this photo on March 29, 2014.
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@arianagrande/Instagram

According to the fan-edited Ariana Grande Wiki, Grande’s late grandfather would often call her “bellissima.” It’s the feminine word for “beautiful” in Italian.


One of her most visible tattoos is the crescent moon on her neck.

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Grande posted this photo on April 14, 2015.
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Grande got this tattoo before anyone knew about her third studio album, which was originally meant to be called “Moonlight.” The album, now called “Dangerous Woman,” still contains a track with that name.

One of Grande’s best friends and backup dancers, Brian Nicholson, has a matching tattoo.


Grande has the word “honeymoon” on her right-hand middle finger.

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The tattoo is on the side usually facing Grande, so it can be difficult to catch.
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Fans first noticed this tattoo when Grande was on “The Honeymoon Tour” in support of her sophomore studio album, “My Everything.” Grande has a song called “Honeymoon Avenue” on her first album.


On the opposite side of the same finger, she inked the phrase “baby doll.”

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She posted this photo on March 21, 2016.
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@arianagrande/Instagram

“Baby doll” is said to be a nickname given to Grande by her maternal grandma, whom she calls Nonna.


Her right-hand ring finger bears a Hebrew phrase.

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Fans first noticed these tattoos during a meet and greet in April 2015.
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@arianagrande/Instagram

In Kabbalah, the significance of the Hebrew name אלד is “guarding and protecting” from “the evil eye and from envy.”

In 2014, Grande shared that she had become a practicing member of the Kabbalah sect of Judaism, largely because of how the Catholic Church treats homosexuality.


In the summer of 2015, Grande and her then-boyfriend Ricky Alvarez got “hi” inked on their toes.

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The tattoo was visible at the American Music Awards on November 22, 2015.
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Grande and her then-boyfriend Ricky Alvarez posted photos of their matching “hi” tattoos on Grande’s Snapchat in June 2015.


Grande has another tattooed heart on her right-hand ring finger.

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Fans first noticed this ink while Grande was on “The Honeymoon Tour” in May 2015.
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The small piece is one of Grande’s most visible tattoos.


In 2016, Grande inked a tribute to her best friend, Alexa Luria.

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Grande posted these updates to her Snapchat story on August 25, 2016.
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“I got two new tattoos today,” Grande announced in a short video on her Snapchat. “I got this one for my friend, and for myself, because we have the same initial.”

The friend in question is Alexa Luria, who has been close with the pop star since they were 10 years old. Luria appears multiple times throughout Grande’s recent “Thank U, Next” video and stars in the music video for “7 Rings.”

Read more: Ariana Grande’s ‘Thank U, Next’ music video is packed with cameos and hidden references – here’s every detail you may have missed


The same day, Grande got the Venus symbol on her left-hand middle finger.

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The Venus symbol has been popularized as a marker of feminism.
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The shape bears multiple meanings: The astronomical and astrological symbol for the planet Venus, the alchemical symbol of copper, and the gender symbol for female.

“A couple new finger tats today,” Grande wrote on Instagram at the time, tagging the Los Angeles-based artist Doctor Woo. “So fine & perfectly petite, they won’t even show up in this Polaroid.”

Grande was accompanied to the Shamrock Social Club by her boyfriend at the time, Mac Miller, who was also inked by Woo. One month later, Miller would drop his album “The Divine Feminine,” which includes a song he wrote about Grande (“Cinderella”) and a song that features her vocals (“My Favorite Part”).

Read more: Mac Miller was known for brutally honest lyrics that explored addiction, death, and relationships – here are his 10 most personal songs


She commemorated the citizens of Manchester with a bee tattoo.

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“Forever,” Grande captioned this shot, posted on May 24, 2018.
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@arianagrande/Instagram

One year after the bombing at one of her concerts in Manchester, which killed 22 fans and injured dozens more, Grande debuted a bee tattoo as a permanent tribute to the city.

The bee is a symbol of the city’s hard-working legacy, stemming from the Industrial Revolution. People across the city went out in droves to get worker bee tattoos following the devastating terrorist attack at Manchester Arena.

Read more: Ariana Grande released a new music video – and fans think it includes a nod to the Manchester attack

Grande likely got the tattoo, along with many members of her crew, when they returned to Manchester for her One Love benefit concert in 2017.


She has the word “lumos” on her right hand.

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This photo, posted on May 21, 2018, is flipped — so it appears as though her left hand was inked.
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@arianagrande/Instagram

“Lumos” is a spell used in the “Harry Potter” series to produce light.

Grande got this tattoo after she began dating her ex-fiancé, Pete Davidson. It is well-documented that the two bonded over their love for “Harry Potter” (and getting “Harry Potter”-related tattoos, apparently).

Read more: People are doubting that Pete Davidson is as huge a ‘Harry Potter’ fan as he’s claimed – here’s a look at the evidence


Grande and Pete Davidson have matching cloud tattoos on their left hands.

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It’s on the same finger as her Venus symbol.
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@arianagrande/Instagram

In May 2018, before they had confirmed their relationship, fans noticed that Grande and Davidson had gotten identical cloud-shaped ink on their left-hand middle fingers.

Read more: A complete timeline of Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson’s whirlwind engagement and shocking split


Grande’s left knee bears a tribute to another of her best friends, Courtney Chipolone.

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Grande posted this tattoo reveal on her Instagram story.
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Given her affinity for over-the-knee boots, this tattoo rarely sees the light of day. But Grande revealed on June 7, 2018 that she had gotten “Court,” short for Courtney, inked on her knee in honor of Courtney Chipolone.

Much like Luria, Chipolone is one of Grande’s closest friends. She also stars in the “Thank U, Next” and “7 Rings” videos.


She has the acronym “H2GKMO” on her right hand.

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Grande posted this video to her Instagram story on June 18, 2018.
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@arianagrande/Instagram

“H2GKMO” stands for “honest to God knock me out,” Grande’s self-proclaimed favorite phrase. A number of her friends got the same tattoo, including her then-fiancé Davidson.

it makes me so happy i can’t wait to be 90 and remember how happy my life was & how few f—s my friends and i gave,” she wrote on Twitter when she noticed that fans had criticized the decision.


There’s an unidentified tattoo on Grande’s left thigh.

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Davidson posted this since-deleted photo on Instagram on June 22, 2018.
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Fans noticed some ink on Grande’s thigh in a photo posted of her by Davidson, but it’s impossible to make out. She has never clarified what the tattoo is.

The tattoo can also be seen in various shots of her “7 Rings” music video, released on January 18.


She has the world “always” on her rib cage.

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Grande posted this still from Nicki Minaj’s “Bed” music video on July 6, 2018.
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According to People, Grande has the word tattooed in Davidson’s handwriting.


Grande’s old area code, 561, can be found on her left-hand thumb.

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Grande posted this photo on June 26, 2018.
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@arianagrande/Instagram

561 is the area code for Boca Raton, Florida, where Grande was born and raised until she was cast in a Broadway show at the age of 14.


She covered her “reborn” tattoo with a plant.

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Grande posted a photo of hers and Davidson’s matching tattoos on July 12, 2018; she revealed the new tattoo on October 30, 2018.
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Grande originally revealed her “reborn” tattoo, which matched Davidson’s, on June 26, 2018. The ink was most likely a reference to the song by Kid Cudi and Kanye West.

In October, after the couple called off their engagement, fans noticed that she had covered the word with some kind of plant. Many believe it to be an olive branch.


She also covered her “Pete” tattoo with a black heart.

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Grande’s fingers on July 12, 2018 versus December 6, 2018.
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When releasing teasers for her “Thank U, Next” video, Grande revealed that the tattoo reading “Pete” on her left-hand ring finger had been concealed with a black heart, possibly with an arrow going through it.

Previously, the “God Is a Woman” singer temporarily concealed the “Pete” tattoo with a Band-Aid during her first post-breakup performance.


Her tribute to Davidson’s father is now a tribute to Miller’s dog Myron, who she took in after he died.

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This behind-the-scenes footage for “Thank U, Next” was released on December 2, 2018.
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In behind-the-scenes footage that Grande shared following the release of her “Thank U, Next” music video, the singer can be seen touching her left foot while practicing the bend and snap move from “Legally Blonde.”

The 8418 badge number she got inked in honor of Davidson’s late father, a firefighter who died on 9/11, had clearly been replaced with the name “Myron.” Myron is the name of Miller’s dog, who he adopted in 2017, while he and Grande were dating.

“I love my tattoos. I just went down to do the bend and snap and was like, ‘Ugh! What a foot,'” she says in the video. “Look at my Myron – how cool, right?”


Grande also has a crescent moon and stars on her left foot.

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A still from Grande’s music video for “Breathin.”
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Grande got more celestial ink sometime in October or early November 2018. The crescent moon and stars can be seen in Grande’s music video for “Breathin,” which premiered on November 7, 2018.


She has three tattoos behind her right ear: a lightning bolt, a black heart, and the acronym “R.E.M.”

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A still from Grande’s music video for “Breathin.”
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Ariana Grande/YouTube

Fans first noticed the lightning bolt on June 22, 2018, on Grande’s Instagram story and speculate that it’s another reference to “Harry Potter.”

The other two made their debut in Grande’s music video for “Breathin.”

“R.E.M.” is the name of one of Grande’s favorite songs on her fourth studio album, “Sweetener.”


A tiny number can be seen on her right-hand index finger.

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Grande posted a photo of her new friendship ring — giving a close-up look at her tiny tattoo — to her Instagram story on November 4, 2018.
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While it’s difficult to make out, fans have deduced that Grande inked the number “9 3/4” on her right-hand index finger.

This is almost undoubtedly another reference to “Harry Potter,” in which Platform 9 3/4 at King’s Cross Station is the gateway to the Hogwarts Express.


Grande’s biggest tattoo yet is a portrait of the “Spirited Away” character Chihiro.

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Grande revealed her biggest tattoo yet on August 29, 2018 via Instagram story.
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Prior to revealing her anime-inspired tattoo, Grande shared a lengthy description of the “Spirited Away” protagonist Chihiro: A 10-year-old girl who travels to the “Spirit World” and “matures from an easily-scared girl with a child-like personality to match her age to a hard-working, responsible, and brave young girl who has learned to put her fears aside for those she cares for.”

The portrait of Chihiro was inked by New York City-based tattoo artist Mira Mariah.


Grande’s left hand prominently features another crescent moon, the sun, and stars.

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Grande received this tattoo on December 7, 2018.
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For this piece, Mariah traveled to Grande’s New York City apartment, where she also gave Grande’s 93-year-old grandma her first tattoo: The nickname for Grande’s late grandfather, “Ciccio,” on the inside of her ring finger.


Just above her left elbow, Grande inked the words “let’s sing” in Japanese.

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This piece is also courtesy of Mira Mariah.
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@arianagrande/Instagram

Grande posted two separate (although equally grainy) looks at this tattoo on December 31, 2018. Fans quickly deduced that “うたいましょう” translates to “let’s sing” in Japanese, which Grande later confirmed on Twitter.


Grande’s favorite Pokémon, Eevee, was her first tattoo of 2019.

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She posted this photo on January 13, 2019.
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@arianagrande/Instagram

Grande took to her Instagram once again to show off a portrait of the Pokémon Eevee on her left arm.

Read more: Ariana Grande has a well-documented love of Eevee – and her fans even think they look alike

“I’ve wanted this for so long,” Grande wrote over a photo of the new ink. She also thanked the man responsible, Los Angeles-based tattoo artist Kane Navasard.


She meant to get the phrase “7 rings” tattooed in Japanese on her palm, but it’s not quite right.

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Grande posted this photo on January 29, 2019, but deleted it shortly after.
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Grande revealed her newest tattoo, “七 輪” on her left palm, via Instagram. While her caption did not clarify what the phrase was meant to say, fans were quick to translate the two kanji characters: “七,” which means “seven,” and “輪,” which means “hoop,” “circle,” or “rings.”

Fans also realized, however, that these two characters, when put together, actually translate to mean “shichirin,” which is a small charcoal grill.

In a now-deleted tweet, Grande admitted that she left out the characters in between that would have completed the proper translation. (The correct spelling of “7 rings” in Japanese was included in Grande’s music video for the song.)

“It hurt like f— n still looks tight,” she wrote. “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.”

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