Eleanor Calder and her boyfriend Louis Tomlinson got tattoos on their fingers in honour of their love. Eleanor got an ‘L’ tattoo on her ringer and Louis got a simple capital letter ‘E’ on the back of his hand, a place he couldn’t unsee even if he wanted to.
“Whatever Dude” is Sia’s own personal interpretation of god and she has his name tattooed in red ink on the back of her right hand.
She has struggled with addiction to drugs and alcohol and entered Alcoholics Anonymous, whose 12-step program involves acknowledging a higher power. They don’t specify what form that higher power should take — so Sia created her own. “I trust in something greater than myself. A god called ‘whatever dude’. So I turn everything over to WD, and I feel relief,” she tweeted.
The physical form of Whatever Dude isn’t important to her. She once tweeted that Whatever Dude is a dog, but later told Howard Stern that Whatever Dude is “a queer, surfing Santa that’s a bit like my grandpa” and a feminist. These just seem like joking remarks really, the whole point of Whatever Dude is that he can be whatever. She sees god in everything that’s good and tweeted “god is just a name for light. or puppies. or rainbows. or gay babies.”
Ariana Grande got a “lumos” tattoo on the side of her hand in May 2018. In the Harry Potter universe “lumos” is the charm for creating light in the dark.
This tattoo has many personal meanings for Ariana relating to her music, her life, and her relationship — all of which are deeply entwined. Her new album Sweetener has lots of references to brighter times ahead including the song “the light is coming.” Her tattoo also relates to a huge Dumbledore quote that Pete has on his forearm saying “Happiness can be found / Even in the darkest of times / If one only remembers to / Turn on the light.” So the lumos spell, turning on the light, is the key to inviting happiness into her life.
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.