Ariana Grande's New Tattoo Reportedly Says 'Barbecue Grill' in Japanese

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Ariana Grande, like her ex-fiancé Pete Davidson, has many tattoos—which is interesting because I rarely see her tattoos, probably due to the fact Grande regularly pairs thigh-high boots and a sweatshirt worn as a dress. She might want to cover up her newest tattoo—or make another appointment to finish it—as it allegedly reads “charcoal barbecue grill” in Japanese.


I’m as much of a fan of grilled meats as anyone, and if it was written in English, such a tattoo might be funny—but the fact it’s written in Japanese reads like Grande went to hibachi and thought “Ha ha ha, isn’t this so CUTE?” When Grande posted a photo of the tattoo without a translation on Tuesday night, followers deduced that the tattoo is supposed to say “7 Rings,” in reference to her new song, but crucially, lacks some characters.

Grande deleted the photo, but the internet has screenshots:

The explanation? Grande says it hurt too much, given its location on her palm, to finish the whole tattoo. She has since deleted that tweet, too.

indeed, i left out “つの指” which should have gone in between. it hurt like fuck n still looks tight. i wouldn’t have lasted one more symbol lmao. but this spot also peels a ton and won’t last so if i miss it enough, i’ll suffer thru the whole thing next time.

This isn’t Grande’s first tattoo in Japanese; she has another one that says “let’s sing”.

[Oh No They Didn’t!]

What’s Chris Pratt been up to since getting engaged? Not much, just sheering some pretty impressive sheep:


He’s all about farm life now.


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Okay, pissing contest story time: I was in undergrad with a girl who had some tattooed Mandarin (?I’m not clear on character usage) characters on her feet in diagonal slants where the straps of a flip flop sandal would go. They looked great, so I asked her what they meant. She told me they straight up said “Fur / Detective,” like fur on one foot and detective on the other. Turns out that she’d intended to get characters for “ferret” and “racccoon,” which were her childhoot pets. So instead of asking a native speaker to write this out for her, she’d googled the characters, and then taken the picture directly to a white tattoo artist in Australia to do the job. Literally THE SECOND she took her bandages off the tattoos, a Chinese girl stopped her in the street to ask her why she’d gotten “fur detective” on her feet.