Ariana Grande has the number “561” written vertically on her left thumb. This number is the area code for her home town of Boca Raton, Florida.
It is a matching tattoo with fiance Pete Davidson, who has his own Staten Island area code “718” on the same spot.
Ariana Grande has a tattoo on her left middle finger of the Venus symbol which is the symbol for women. The tattoo symbolizes her feminist ideologies and her pride in being a woman. Her unabashed female sexuality is one of the recurring themes in her music, for instance her song “God is a woman” is about “sexual female empowerment & how women are literally everything & the universe is inside of us.”
She has supported many women’s issues, big and small, and she’s known for shutting down the pervasive sexism in how the media portrays her. She believes that women are so much more than sexual objects or conquests, that they deserve to be seen as individuals and not be defined by the men they’re dating, that they have the right to express sexuality without inviting sexual assault or being disresepected, and that women’s thoughts and opinions on real issues matter just as much as men’s.
She first got this tattoo in August 2016 but it wore down quickly and was extremely hard to see until she had it retouched in May 2018.
Fans are split over what this tiny writing on Ariana Grande’s ring finger says. At first glance it looks like “pete,” which would be an obvious choice seeing as she and fiance Pete Davidson have gotten many tattoos dedicated to each other and it’s on the same finger as her engagement ring.
But upon closer inspection, there’s no stem on the letter “p” and an extra up-swipe before the “e.” That’s why others are convinced that it says “arte” which is the Italian word for “art.” Ariana has drawn heavily from classic Italian art for the visual accompaniments to her single “God is a woman.” The music video reinterprets the Capitoline Wolf sculpture as well as Michelangelo’s The Creation of Adam while her VMA performance of the song was based on Leonardo da Vinci’s The Last Supper. She is ethnically Italian and one of her earliest tattoos was of another Italian word “bellisima” on her side.
We initially thought the tattoo said “pete” but after staring at it for way too long, we’re team “arte.” Unless perhaps it’s an ambigram meant to show both words at once, implying that Pete is art?
Either way it matches the location of one of Pete’s finger tattoos — and we have no idea what his says. His ring finger ink pre-dates hers, which she got in July 2018.
Pauley Perrette has a tiny tattoo on her index finger.
This cloud on Ariana Grande’s middle finger was the first of many matching tattoos that she shares with her fiance, SNL comedian Pete Davidson. The tattoo was a shock to the world when it was seen at the Billboard Music Awards on May 20, 2018 as she had only officially announced her breakup with ex-boyfriend Mac Miller ten days earlier. Even more shocking was the news of Pete and Ariana’s engagement after only a few weeks of dating.
Everything with their relationship has moved rapidly. He told GQ “The day I met her I was like, ‘Hey, I’ll marry you tomorrow.'” And if that sounds fast, Ariana wanted to marry him years earlier when she barely knew him. She revealed to Jimmy Fallon that she was smitten when she saw him in the writers’ room during one of her appearances on SNL two or three years prior and immediately joked to her tour manager “I’m marrying him, like 100 percent, like I’m literally marrying him.” But she never revealed her crush to him and didn’t even get his number. When they finally starting talking, things got serious quickly.
Ariana loves clouds and has used them in her merchandise for years, even naming her latest perfume after them. Clouds also seem to have a personal meaning to the couple, perhaps representing how he “fell from the sky into my lap” as she sings on the aptly-named track “Pete Davidson.”
Grimes and her friend Hana Pestle aka HANA got semi-matching Lord of the Rings tattoos in July 2018. Artist Delphine Noiztoy came over to HANA’s house to tattoo both of them with writing in J.R.R. Tolkien’s elvish language. This was HANA’s very first tattoo and she got the Gandalf quote “and all turns to silver glass” on her thigh. Grimes got elven script on three of her fingers reading “Contradiction / Be ready for war / No shields allowed” which is not a direct quote from the book series.