Selena Gomez and three of her closest friends have matching tattoos of a number “4” to represent the unity between the four of them. Her tattoo is just below the elbow on her right arm, but each of the pals put their tattoo in a different place. She writes:
“#4 because these women have stayed by my side for 7 years (@ashley_cook 12 years) 4, because you are my 4 for the rest of my life. I love you ladies. You all inspire me to be better, stronger, closer to god and we have lived the most INSANE story together already. Can’t wait for 50 more!!”
The four of them met up to celebrate Courtney Barry’s 26th birthday on August 18, 2018. They didn’t plan to get tattoos beforehand, but the “chill family dinner turned wild” according to Courtney and they wound up at a tattoo parlor. Raquelle Stevens was hesitant about getting a spontaneous tattoo, but after some convincing from her friends she got a very tiny 4 in a discrete spot on her hip. It’s so small that Selena joked “it’s a dot!” adding that Raquel “had an actual panic attack.” Selena is no stranger to tattoos so she picked a more prominent location on her arm. Ashley Cook and birthday girl Courtney Barry both put theirs on their ankles.
Lauren Riihimaki got a tattoo in tribute to her dog Moose above her left elbow. The 24-year-old digital influencer uploaded a new vlog about the process of choosing the design, and actually having the moose antlers inked onto her arm. Thiswas her number 4 tattoo.
Blac Chyna got this “Jay” tattoo on her elbow for her boyfriend YBN Almighty Jay. The couple were first seen together in February 2018. After a few months she made things tattoo-level official with the 18-year-old rapper, whose real name is Jay Bradley, by tatting his name in red ink with a little heart in June 2018. Unfortunately they broke up only a few weeks later.
This sad little smiley face is one of four tattoos that Noah Cyrus got during a single session with artist Dakota Gomez in August 2018. She already had a similar tattoo on her wrist featuring a happy face with X’s for eyes. This time she got a frowning face with a tear drop below its eye.
Noah’s own sadness comes through in the new music that she’s been writing. She told Access:
I wanted to let people see where I am in my life right now as a person. Like how I deal with hella anxiety, and I get depression, and I get upset, and I have feelings, and I’m alone on tour sometimes, and I’m sad.
Lucy Hale got a tattoo of an elephant on her right arm during a trip to Cambodia in May 2018. She and her Life Sentence co-star Elliot Knight visited the country with the charity organization Ripple Effect and got to visit children with special medical needs in addition to seeing all the beautiful ancient temples. Lucy had some crazy experiences during her trip including eating fried tarantulas that she purchased at a local street market, which she says taste like potato chips. She wrote on her instagram:
Peace out Cambodia. – Every once in a while certain experiences and people open your eyes. Grateful for the remarkable time I had & for the beautiful children we met. Being a very small part of something this extraordinary is something that will stay with me for life & I can’t wait to be back to see the kids next year. And to my new friends- I love you guys!
It doesn’t seem like Lucy got to meet any elephants during her brief trip, though Elliot continued on to Thailand after she left and had his own elephant adventure, but surely she saw lots of elephant carvings in the buildings she visited. The Asian Elephant is now an endangered species but was prevalent through Cambodia in the past and is a common motif in the country’s art and architecture.
She got the little elephant on her elbow inked at Bayon Tattoo, which is named after the Bayon temple in Angkor Wat and is located only a few miles from the historic site. This parlor does some of its tattoos with the traditional Cambodian bamboo technique, but Lucy opted to get hers with a modern tattoo gun. She showed pictures of the process and the result on her instagram and captioned it:
Tattoos everywhere I go ?
Other members of the tour group got their own matching elephant tattoos on various body parts.
Maggie Lindemann has multiple matching tattoos with her best friend Lisey, including the X’s on her hand. In February 2018 they got matching smiley faces on their elbows. Both tattoos have X’s for eyes, but Maggie’s has a frown while Lisey’s has a smile.
Noah Cyrus has a tiny “X” tattoo on her left elbow. Many people assumed that it was a tribute to deceased rapper XXXTentacion, who she collaborated with on her song “Again,” however she actually had this tattoo a month before his death.
It’s a matching tattoo that she shares with her boyfriend Tanner Drayton, though we aren’t sure why they chose the “X” design. Noah’s favorite tattoo artist Lauren Winzer inked the couple in May 2018. Rather than using her tattoo gun, she hand-poked them with a needle and ink.
Chiara Ferragni has a tattoo on the back of her arm which says “VIAJANTE” meaning “traveler.” The jet-setting fashion blogger chose to have the tattoo written in Portuguese because she got it while in Brazil (though viajante also means traveler in Spanish). She visited artist Jorge Machado at Ipanema Ink during a 48-hour stay in Rio de Janeiro in July 2013. A friend who was with her got the same word on her ribs.