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.
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.
Selena Gomez celebrated her best friend Courtney Barry’s 26th birthday by getting two different matching tattoos with her. Both girls were part of a group of four friends that got matching “4” tattoos, and the two of them got matching rib tattoos as well.
They both got the number “1” on their sides to symbolizes that they are each other’s number one best friend and the one person that they can always turn to. Selena wrote:
“My actual #1 @courtneyjbarry you are an incredible woman. The way you handle life’s most confusing moments is indescribable and graceful. You are moved by the littlest stories to the most heartbreaking ones, you will give someone your perfume if they say you smell nice, you are freaking hilarious and always stand firm in your faith, a loving sister, an amazing friend and a beautiful daughter. You are the definition of FEARFULLY and WONDERFULLY made baby!”
Asian Doll has the number 1017 tattooed on her right hand which record label that she signed to.
La Flare announced on June 13 that his label 1017 Eskimo Records has signed its first female rapper Asian Doll.
“Welcome @asiandadoll to #1017EskimoRecords,” Guwop wrote in an Instagram caption. “Congrats Y’all get ready because we bout to go crazzyyyy!”
Asian Doll also shared her excitement for the new career move. “IM THE 1st EVER FEMALE ARTIST TO SIGN WITH @gucci1017 ?? I’m Officially ?1️⃣7️⃣,” she tweeted.
Lauren Jauregui played her first-ever show as a solo artist in Sao Paulo Brazil on June 6, 2018. She commemorated the monumental occasion by getting this “6 • 6 • 18” tattoo on her forearm. The concert was the first of five dates where she performed as the opening act for the Latin American leg of Halsey’s Hopeless Fountain Kingdom World Tour. She debuted three new songs at the first show and was amazed that fans were already beginning to sing along. That night she tweeted:
GUYS IM SCREAMING OH MY GOD SEEING ALL OF YOUR REACTIONS TO THESE SONGS AND LITERALLY PEOPLE WERE ALREADY SINGING THEM BY THE END OF THEM I LOVE YOU SO MUCH!! Obrigada São Paulo you have my heart forever!! First show ever DONE!!
Before the tour was over, she’d already gotten this tattoo to remember it forever. She visited artist Gabriel Puas in Santiago Chile on June 11, 2018 during an off-date between the third and fourth shows. She performed in Santiago the following night.
The transition from being part of Fifth Harmony to becoming a solo artist has been a major shift for her since she had spent her entire adult life as a member of the girl group. She was only 15 years old when she auditioned for The X Factor. All of the members auditioned as solo artists and the group was created by the producers and judges of the show, who thought they were better as a group than as individuals. That may have been true when they were young teens who hadn’t fully formed their own identities, but now they all have unique perspectives and unique stories to tell in their songs. Following Camila Cabello‘s departure from the group Fifth Harmony released a final self-titled album and then went on indefinite hiatus on March 19, 2018 so that the remaining four members could pursue their own solo careers.
Going solo has forced Lauren to confront and conquer her self-doubts. She didn’t begin writing until recently because she was afraid that she wasn’t good enough. Now she is so glad that she took the plunge. She tweeted:
Fun fact: I actually only started writing actual songs this year. I had only written two songs in my life completely that I thought were ok and I was too scared of failure to try until my world shifted earlier this year….Literally in the studio every day just opening the floodgates of all the shit I never let myself say….Never give up on yourself and do it anyway because you can only get better.
Lauren is still discovering what she wants her solo music to sound like, but she’s loving the process and the songs that she’s written. “The album is not finished yet. I feel inspired and could write any song at any given moment,” she told Billboard. “It’s really interesting, and it’s a road to self-discovery.”
Iggy Azalea has gone through a lot of trouble to remove her ex A$AP Rocky’s name from her left pinkie finger. She initially tattooed an “X” through it because her hectic touring schedule didn’t give her enough time for laser removal. She finally had a lull in her career in 2015 which gave her time for frequent laser sessions. Her engagement to NBA player Nick Young also gave her a sense of urgency. “I don’t want to wear a wedding ring with tattoos about my ex under it. It’s being lasered and has been for months,” she tweeted.
Her A$AP tribute spanned three fingers, with the words “Live” “Love” and “A$AP” each on their own. Iggy had all three lasered, but the removal was trickiest on her pinkie. She tattooed a black box over the whole name which may have helped give an even result but it also made it more difficult. Its location on the outside of her hand also meant that this tattoo wasn’t subject to the same amount of friction as the ones between her fingers. She manged to get her middle and ring fingers light enough for a new “Digital Distortion” tattoo but continued with laser sessions on her pinkie. In 2016 she told Music Choice:
I’ve actually just spent the last eight months going through a very painful laser tattoo removal process….Be very careful with what you get. And do not get your ex-boyfriend’s name or you might end up with a really long and really expensive painful trip to the dermatologist.
By 2017 she was finally able to cover the spot with a new tattoo that’s the same size as the previous one. It appears to be a number “7” for her June 7th birthday.