Selena Gomez Tattoos


Selena Gomez and the cast of 13 Reasons Why got matching semicolon ( ; ) tattoos in April 2017. She served as one of the executive producers for the Netflix television show, based on the book by Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher. It tells the fictional story of a high school student named Hannah Baker who sadly dies by suicide and leaves behind a series of tapes addressed to the people who hurt her explaining where her life went wrong.

The semicolon has become a symbol of suicide prevention through the work of the non-profit organization Project Semicolon. They chose the symbol because it represents a place where a sentence could have stopped but didn’t, making it a fitting metaphor for someone’s life which could have ended in suicide but doesn’t have to. The organization describes itself as a “movement dedicated to presenting hope and love for those who are struggling with mental illness, suicide, addiction and self-injury.” They remind people that things can get better with their slogan “your story is not over.”

Selena’s tattoo is a show of support, letting those who are struggling know that things don’t have to end on a low note. She herself has struggled with anxiety and depression and knows firsthand that things can get better. She is a advocate of therapy, particularly Dialectical Behavior Therapy. “DBT has completely changed my life,” she told Vogue. “I wish more people would talk about therapy.”

In a special Beyond The Reasons episode that plays after the final episode of the show, Selena addresses viewers and encourages them to seek help for their troubles rather than resorting to suicide:

Suicide should never, ever be an option…It’s absolutely treatable. Anxiety is. Depression is. Talk therapy, treatment centers, there’s a million ways that you can find help…There is absolutely nothing wrong with saying that you need help. And if you need help at all you can go to 13reasonswhy.info to find an organization in your area.

The show 13 Reasons Why has come under fire from some critics who allege that it glorifies suicide. The character Hannah Baker could have opened up about her traumas and betrayals and sought counseling instead of taking her own life. However Selena has defended the series for being real and honest about the issues that teenagers today are forced to confront. She fell instantly in love with the “tragically beautiful” story after reading the book and hopes that the show will help people to get the help that they need.

Selena got her tattoo alongside Alisha Boe, who plays Jessica, and Tommy Dorfman, who plays Ryan. They were already planning to get the tattoos on their own, but when Selena heard about their plans she asked to join. Two of the other executive producers, Joy Gorman Wettels and Kristel Laiblin, had gotten semicolon tattoos a week before.
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Selena Gomez has an tattoo of a lower-case letter “g” behind her left ear for her baby sister Gracie, who was born on June 12, 2013. Her birth was extra special because Selena’s mother had a miscarriage in 2011 with another baby girl whom she had named Scarlett. Gracie Elliot Teefey is Selena’s half-sister and her very first sibling. Selena’s parents have been divorced since she was five years old and she was the only child that they had together, though she now has a second half-sister from her father: Victoria Gomez, who was born on June 25, 2014. Selena and Gracie share the same mother, Mandy Teefey, but Gracie’s father is Selena’s stepdad, Brian Teefey.

This tattoo was first seen in June 2015 and it took a few months for Selena to speak publicly about it’s meaning, leading to lots of speculation from fans and the media. Some thought that it was a letter “J” for her on-and-off boyfriend Justin Bieber or a “J” for Jesus. The most common belief was that Selena had joined a growing list of stars have have gotten “G” tattoos in honor of Georgia Veach, a pastor’s daughter who suffers from a rare and incurable brain disorder called Lissencephaly. Ashley Benson, Hailey Baldwin, and Justin Bieber have all gotten inked in Georgia’s honor. Selena finally put the rumors to rest by confirming that the “G” is for her own sister Gracie.


Selena Gomez has a tattoo on her left hip which is thought to be an om symbol (ॐ). Om is a sacred symbol in Hinduism, Buddhism, and other Indian religions which represents the sound of the universe. In western culture, Om is primarily thought of in connection with peacefulness, mindfulness, and meditation.

Selena’s stylized design looks different than the more tradition versions of the Om symbol; hers almost looks to say “x31”. It is drawn with thin lines that make it similar to her other dainty inkings.

It was first seen when Selena went to the beach in September 2015, but Selena has a knack for hiding tattoos from the public. No one knows exactly when she had the tattoo done.


On October 28th 2013, Selena Gomez showed off her new ink; “God who strengthens me” written in script down her right hip. On November 5th 2013, Selena spoke to Ryan Seacrest on his show ‘On Air With Ryan Seacrest’ about her tattoo. She explained that the tattoo is from The Philippians 4:13 verse of the Bible, Selena’s favorite passage: “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”

Selena also revealed that the tattoo was over a year old at the time! “I’ve done a pretty good job of hiding it”, she admitted.

selena gomez arabic side tattoo

Selena Gomez got her fourth tattoo from artist Bang Bang in June 2014. It is Arabic writing on the right side of her back. It says “أحب نفسك أولا” which translates to “love yourself first.”

“Selena already had it written out how she wanted,” Bang Bang told E! News. “The tattoo is about 4 inches, and didn’t take too long, probably about 30-45 minutes. The longest part is laying it out. We played with it a bit laying it out, until we found the perfect spot.”

selena gomez roman numeral neck tattoo

Selena Gomez’s second tattoo was a Roman Numeral on the back of her neck, which is believed to be a tribute to her mother. Tattoo artist Bang Bang explained “The tattoo was a tribute to a family member who she said means a lot to her.” The tattoo reads “LXXVI” which is the number 76. Selena’s mother Amanda “Mandy” Teefey was born in 1976.

The tattoo was done at Bang Bang’s New York City studio on September 29, 2012. He says “Selena was nervous it might have been painful, so she held her best friend’s hand the whole time. But she did a great job.”

selena gomez music note wrist tattoo

Selena Gomez’s first tattoo was a tiny music note on the side of her right wrist. “I was named after a singer [Tejano singer Selena Quintanilla-Pérez] and music obviously is a big influence for me,” Selena told E! Online. “And there’s music stuff with my mom that means a lot to me, too.”

Selena got the tattoo at Under The Gun in Hollywood, CA by artist Louie Gomez on February 22, 2012. The tattoo came shortly after Selena announced that she would be taking a break from music to spend most of 2012 focusing on her acting career. Perhaps she wanted the tattoo to remind herself that music is a part of her even when she’s not performing?