Ariana Grande Has an Impressive Collection of 50+ Tiny Tattoos
Ariana Grande may not be the most tattooed celebrity in history, but her collection of ink is still pretty impressive. Over the years, the "Wicked" star has amassed more than 50 designs, and she doesn't appear to be slowing down anytime soon. In fact, she just revealed in an interview with Allure that she filled the blank space on the back of her right hand with a Glinda design, in honor of her character.
Grande's tattoos span her entire body, from her neck down to her feet, and each one is uniquely her. Many tell a story and hold sentimental value. She has a tattoo of the nickname her grandfather gave her, a few that reference her favorite movies, and various other culture–related designs (like a "Breakfast at Tiffany's" quote). She also has a long list of designs that represent her career in music, like a "Sweetener" World Tour tattoo she got with her bandmates. But that's not to say that all of Grande's tattoos are meticulously thought out or always go as planned. There was that incident with the infamous "7 Rings" tattoo, and over the years, she's had to get quite a few old tattoos from past relationships covered up.
Some of Grande's designs are in not-so-obvious spots, like her ribcage, while others are on full display. By far her easiest designs to spy are her many hand and finger tattoos. But fear not: we rounded up her full collection ahead.
To get a closer look at Grande's tattoos and learn about their meanings, read on.
— Additional reporting by Jessica Harrington
Ariana Grande's "Mille Tendresse" Neck Tattoo
The ink on the back of Grande's neck reads "Mille Tendresse," which means "a thousand tendernesses." It was reportedly inspired by a phrase from the movie "Breakfast at Tiffany's."
Ariana Grande's "Bellissima" Side Tattoo
Grande has the word "Bellissima" — a nickname given to her by her grandfather — written in script on her left rib cage.
Ariana Grande's Crescent-Moon Neck Tattoo
Ariana Grande's moon tattoo, which she debuted back in 2014, was one of her firsts.
Ariana Grande's "Hi" Toe Tattoo
Grande has a very tiny tattoo on her toe that says "hi." On a different toe, she also has a heart tattoo.
Ariana Grande's Manchester Bee Ear Tattoo
The singer tattooed a bee design behind her ear as a tribute to the devastating Manchester attack, which took place while she was performing in May 2017. She and a few members of her crew got the design together.
Ariana Grande's Hip Tattoo
Grande has a tiny phrase tattooed on her hip that fans have tried unsuccessfully to decipher.
Ariana Grande's "REM" Ear Tattoo
Grande got a small tattoo that says "REM," a song from her "Sweetener" album, behind her right ear.
Ariana Grande's Chihiro Arm Tattoo
In 2018, Grande got a tattoo of Chihiro, the main character from the 2001 film "Spirited Away." Grande showed off the new ink on her forearm. A dedicated fan of Hayao Miyazaki's films, Grande told fans the permanent significance behind Chihiro in a now-expired Instagram Story. According to Grande, this character sheds her own fears throughout the film and matures into a "courageous, quick-witted, and reliable girl." It makes sense that Grande would resonate with the movie's brave heroine.
Ariana Grande's Moon and Stars Foot Tattoo
Grande has a few celestial-themed designs, including a crescent moon and star ink on her foot. She got it in 2018.
Ariana Grande's "Let's Sing" Arm Tattoo
Grande has the phrase "let's sing" tattooed in Japanese above her left inner elbow.
Ariana Grande's Moon, Sun, and Stars Hand Tattoo
After being named Woman of the Year by Billboard in 2018, Grande got a large tattoo featuring a crescent moon, sun, and stars on her hand. Her moon tattoos are some of her most popular, and this is a fan favorite.
Ariana Grande's "Always" and Leaf Side Tattoo
Grande's side used to have a tattoo of "always," written in Pete Davidson's handwriting. In 2019, she added a stem of leaves to the area, but she noted she wasn't trying to hide the original ink. She captioned her Instagram photo, "Post run thrus, 3 am with @girlknewyork :) not a cover up just evolvin."
Ariana Grande's Eevee Arm Tattoo
In 2019, Grande added the Pokémon character Eevee to her left arm.
Ariana Grande's "7 Rings" Hand Tattoo
In 2019, Grande attempted to get two Japanese characters on her hand in honor of her new song, but it didn't go as planned. Instead of spelling out "7 Rings," the characters described a small barbecue grill.
Grande responded to fans who pointed out the mistake with a series of tweets that have since been deleted, which read, "Indeed, I left out 'つの指,' which should have gone in between. It hurt like f*ck 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." She then followed up with, "also...huge fan of tiny bbq grills."
The singer later attempted to fix the ink and shared an update with her fans. "Slightly better. Thanks to my tutor for helping me fix and to @kanenavasard for being a legend. And to my doctor for the lidocaine shots (no joke). Rip tiny charcoal grill. Miss u man. I actually really liked u."
Ariana Grande's "The Truman Show" Back Tattoo
Grande's back tattoo is from one of her favorite movies, "The Truman Show," starring Jim Carrey. She inked her favorite quote from the movie onto her shoulder.
Ariana Grande's Angel-Wing Ear Tattoo
Grande got a small angel wing tattooed inside her ear.
Ariana Grande's "Myron" Ankle Tattoo
Grande used to have an ankle tattoo of the number 8418 in honor of ex-fiancé Pete Davidson's late father, Scott Davidson. The tattoo was the firefighter badge number — Davidson also has it on his forearm.
At some point, Grande covered the ink with the name "Myron" for her dog. The late rapper Mac Miller adopted the pet in January 2017, when the two were still a couple, but it continued to live with Grande after they split.
Ariana Grande's "Toulouse" Hand Tattoo
Grande has another hand tattoo, which is an ode to her dog Toulouse.
Ariana Grande's Butterfly Arm Tattoos
Grande has two intricate butterflies on her arm.
Ariana Grande's "SWT" Finger Tattoo
In 2019, Grande got "SWT," which stands for "Sweetener" World Tour, tattooed on her right index finger. She got it ahead of her final stop in Los Angeles on Dec. 22. Grande's frequent collaborator producer Tommy Brown shared a photo of the ink. Brown, who captioned the photo "Family Ties," also got inked, as well as producer Steven Franks.
Ariana Grande's Flower Hand Tattoo
Grande appears to have a flower design tattooed on the palm of her right hand.
Ariana Grande's "Court" Knee Tattoo
In 2018, Grande got her first and only leg tattoo: the name "Court" above her knee. The ink is for one of her closest friends.
Ariana Grande's "Baby" Arm Tattoo
Some eagle-eyed fans noticed that Grande has a tattoo that says "baby" on her left arm. It's near her Eevee body art and under her butterfly designs.
Ariana Grande's Left Hand and Finger Tattoos
Grande's left hand is equally decorated with ink. She has more than 10 designs.
Ariana Grande's Venus Finger Tattoo
One of Grande's most famous finger tattoos is the Venus symbol on her left hand. It can be seen on her finger just above the knuckle.
Ariana Grande's Cloud Finger Tattoo
On her left hand, Grande has a small cloud hovering above the Venus symbol. She got the design with Pete Davidson when they were dating.
Ariana Grande's "561" Finger Tattoo
The area code 561 for her hometown, Boca Raton, FL, is inked on Grande's left thumb.
Ariana Grande's "Reborn" Hand Tattoo
In 2018, Grande and Davidson got matching hand tattoos that read "reborn." However, after their split, she covered the design with a branch.
Ariana Grande's "Pete" Finger Tattoo
Grande had Davidson's first name, "Pete," tattooed on her ring finger. It's since been covered with a solid black heart.
Ariana Grande's Abstract Finger Tattoos
Grande has a few abstract tattoos on her right hand. This includes a black rectangle that covers the heart ink, some arrow designs, black dots by her fingernails, and an evil-eye tattoo.
Ariana Grande's "Cinderella" Finger Tattoos
After Miller's death, Grande got "Cinderella" tattooed on the inside of her left index finger. It's for the rapper's song by the same name, which was written for her.
Ariana Grande's Right Hand and Finger Tattoos
Grande has a long list of finger and hand tattoos. On her right hand, she has more than 10 designs.
Ariana Grande's "Honeymoon" Finger Tattoo
In honor of her The Honeymoon Tour for her first album, Grande got the word "Honeymoon" inked on the side of her middle finger.
Ariana Grande's "Baby Doll" Finger Tattoo
Another early tattoo of Grande's is the words "Baby Doll" inked on the other side of her middle finger. It's the nickname her nonna called her.
Ariana Grande's Heart Finger Tattoo
On the top of her ring finger, Grande has the outline of a heart in black ink.
Ariana Grande's "אלד" Finger Tattoo
Next to the heart ink is a middle-finger tattoo of the Hebrew phrase "אלד." She got it in 2014 and it means "guarding and protecting."
Ariana Grande's "A" Finger Tattoo
In 2016, Grande got an "A" tattooed on her thumb for one of her closest friends, Alexa.
Ariana Grande's "Lumos" Hand Tattoo
Grande has the word "lumos" — a spell used in the Harry Potter series to produce light — tattooed on her left hand. However, it appears she covered it up with a branch.
Ariana Grande's "H2GKMO" Finger Tattoo
Another popular Grande finger tattoo is the acronym for her favorite phrase, "Honest to God, Knock Me Out," on her right thumb.
Ariana Grande's "9 3/4" Finger Tattoo
On her index finger, Grande has another Harry Potter tattoo: the number "9 3/4" for platform 9 3/4 at King's Cross Station. However, she's since covered it with a branch of laurel leaves that wraps around her finger.
Ariana Grande's "GWS" Finger Tattoo
Grande added a tattoo that reads "GWS" for "Get Well Soon" to her collection of finger designs in June 2020. The ink, on her ring finger, is for her song off the "Sweetener" album.
Ariana Grande's "XV" Finger Tattoo
The Roman numeral "XV" is inked on Grande's right pinky finger. It represents her wedding date to Dalton Gomez: May 15, 2021.
Ariana Grande's "For Good" Hand Tattoo
In May 2023, fans spotted a new tattoo on Grande's palm. It reads "for good," presumably in honor of her role as Glinda in the upcoming film adaptation of the Broadway musical "Wicked."
Ariana Grande's Flower Hand Tattoo
Sometime in 2023, Grande added a flower tattoo to the side of her right hand. The design is in black ink.
Ariana Grande's Saturn Hand Tattoo
Along with the rest of her collection of hand tattoos, Grande has a tiny design of Saturn on her left hand.
Ariana Grande's Umbrella Hand Tattoo
On the side of her left hand, Grande has a tiny umbrella tattoo next to the larger moon design.
Ariana Grande's Glinda Hand Tattoo
In an August 2023 interview with Allure, Grande showed off her newest tattoo: a Glinda design on the back of her right hand. "When they come to me, I just get them. This one I knew I wanted to get for a very long time. This is my most recent one," she told the publication. "It's Glinda from the original L. Frank Baum book. I waited forever to fill up this hand. And I thought, 'I'm gonna wait for the right thing to come along,' and yeah, that felt very right." However, there are currently no images of the design.