Selena Gomez’s Tattoos
Selena Gomez has three tattoos. The 20-year-old singer and former “Wizards of Waverly Place” actress has a music note on her wrist, a Roman Numeral on the back of her neck, and “God Who Strengthens Me” written down her right hip.
Selena’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.”
The tattoo comes after Selena announced that she’ll 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?
Selena got the tattoo at Under The Gun in Hollywood, CA by artist Louie Gomez on February 22, 2012. Initial reports mistakenly claimed that the tattoo was of a heart.
Selena Gomez’s next inking 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.”
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.
These are Selena’s only real tattoos. She has previously been rumored to have a cross tattoo on her hand, but it turned out to be drawn on with pen. She also fueled tattoo rumors when she drew boyfriend Justin Bieber’s name on her wrist for a concert, but (thankfully!) that was fake as well.
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