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 Gomez music note tattoo

Selena Gomez’s music note tattoo

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 heart tattoo

Selena Gomez’s tattoo on her wrist

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.”

Selena Gomez Roman Numeral tattoo

Selena Gomez’s Roman Numeral tattoo

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's tattoo on her right hip

Selena Gomez’s tattoo on her right hip

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.

Sources: TwitPic, E! Online, Daily Mail

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  1. elisabeth says:

    lxxvi/76 does not refer to the year 1976 and the birth of her mother. but to the year 1776, and the founding of illuminati.

  2. Selenatorka says:

    SeL is AMAZING!:*

  3. Apeksha says:

    I love sel. I want to know if she had her Justin Bieber tattoo removed or not? Please share this info.

  4. hannah says:

    hey she recently just got a new tattoo on her hip i inserted a website that shows it

  5. Cecillia Le Roux says:

    Selena Gomez also has a tattoo on her wrist that says ”Justin Bieber” witch is the name of her Ex boyfriend Justin Bieber (The singer) as we all know! There is a picture of it on Google!

  6. Alyssa says:

    I thought she had a tattoo on her wrist that said “Justin”?

  7. Ishu Any says:

    Love You Selena Gomez. Beautiful Pics

  8. Xoxo says:

    She probably wanted then small because she thought they would hurt. If she got the small, they wouldn’t be that bad. So what i she doesn’t have like a giant dragon tattoo or something right? Maybe she just wants SOME tiny tattoos to maybe look not too weird. And it’s her life so why worry about others and think about trying to do the right things for you. I mean selena does what selena does. And no one can change
    That. —Fellow Selenator

  9. britney says:

    i rely won’t this websint and hey>3

  10. britney says:

    bro i love if u are a boy and if u are hos for me and if u are hot think <3

  11. joe says:

    woewwwww i jussss luv
    selena ‘s tatoo nw i m gonna get it done !!!!

  12. Krish says:

    Beautiful Girl Selena Gomez. Very Nice tattoo Design.

  13. Anonymous says:

    Those are the tiniest fucking tattoos I’ve ever seen. Avril Lavigne’s tatttoos are just as bad. So annoying.

    • Leni says:

      So what if her tattoos are small? I prefer smaller tattoos anyway, if they have meaning what’s the problem? Way better than some huge dumb meaningless tattoo that you’re gonna regret. And I don’t see how a tattoo can be annoying, so what if you don’t like them. As a huge fan of Avril I know that they’re a part of her and her friendships and life. Sometimes a small tattoo can represent you way better than a big one!

  14. OMG! says:

    I love her and her work but tattoos are meant to be meaningful and I think her tattoos represent that. Selenator foreeves

  15. aphrodi says:

    yeah ,me 2 think same ,that she wll nvr get a tattoo ,but she is showing now that she is not behind in comparison to other celebrity who having tattoo like rihanna ,miley ,and justin,

  16. Vicky says:

    I agree that her little music note is so small (that’s still her choice, you can’t do anything about that) that it will probably turn out to be a black dot in a few years but it’s not because you’re getting a tattoo that you have to get it like super big with lots of color and in a place where everyone can see it.

  17. ADDITCED2TATTS says:

    OMg people get over yourself ( i agree with you ashley-sheree) ssoo what if its small thats probs what she wanted something small, meaningful etc, any who i have small tattoos, their meaningful for me not the whole world to see and thats probably what she wants!!!

  18. cool says:

    i thout selana would never get a tatoo

  19. OMG! says:

    I love tattoos but i’m not gonna get any cuz if it goes wrong it’s permanent and you cant do anything about and removal is expensive and it hurts.

  20. Selenator says:

    She 20 not 18

  21. OMG! says:

    She has another one it’s a roman numeral on her back of her neck.

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  23. Ashley-Sheree says:

    OMG Cuppy Cakee get a life shes 18 and still a good role model she hasn’t had any controversial pics or choped her hair off and went crazy shes growing and taking her career in a more mature direction everyone grows up and people don’t consider this when bashing on a celebrity.

    • cfr says:

      How does chopping off your hair make you a bad role model? Thats a personal choice and just because someone does it, doesnt necessarily mean they’re going crazy or are a bad influence…

  24. monica says:

    lol selena is bad and im stopid

  25. Madeline says:

    Y get a tattoo she just poisined her blood it was enough getting pregnet at 19

  26. Erica m. says:

    I love her tattoo its awesome! I wanted exact same one. When i got to the shop i got not one but 3 music notes with my daughters name cuz she loves music and is a huge fan of selena gomez. ROCK ON SELENA!!!

  27. 321abc*+= says:

    Nice tatoo

  28. maddy says:

    i love her tattoo on her side sooo going to get one

  29. Julia says:

    I love her tattoo it’s nice I’m gonna get one like that in the same spot too cuz I luv music too<3 I love Selena :)

  30. nadiastewart says:

    I really like her music note tattoo i will get one just like that in the same spot i really look up to her <3

  31. MirandaLoraine says:

    she is pretty even with a tatoo. i think small 1s r better 4 u anyway. she is not stupid. she is a good actress 2. many people look up 2 her.

  32. Taylor says:

    That is pretty cute. I am going to get a small one as well. So good pick Selena!!!!!!!!!

  33. staycy says:

    Hey I love the tattoo I specialty like the Justin tattoo!!!!! :D

  34. Jonisa says:

    She got it done small because in her religion your not really suppose to get tattoos :)

  35. lovatic says:


  36. Cuppy Cakee says:

    Why so tiny? You know after she got that tattoo, that acting career she’s talking about is her starring in a movie where she smokes cigarrettes, is prancing around in a bikini, and is entering a world of sex, drugs, and stealing. Once a good girl turns bad, she’s gone forever. I’ll mourn forever. All it took was a teeny tine music note on her wrist. I’mma see that movie though!

  37. xtwistedprincessx says:

    Um…cute? It’s one of those tattoos that’s not worth tattoing almost. You might as well sharpie it on.

  38. Kati says:

    Selena has also a little cross on her left wrist!

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