Ariana Grande got the internet talking yesterday when she debuted a new tattoo on her left hand. The ink, which appears in kanji (Japanese writing with Chinese characters), was supposed to say “7 rings” in reference to her latest single, but she ended up missing a few characters. Instead, the writing (七 輪) translates to “shichirin,” which is a small BBQ grill. The Instagram post where she revealed the new body art has since been deleted.
— Ariana Grande Today (@ArianaToday) January 30, 2019
So, the 25-year-old tried to fix her mistake and spent last night correcting the tattoo. She posted a photo on her Instagram Stories, explaining that she had to take a shot of lidocaine to endure the pain she was in. “Slightly better,” she wrote. “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 like u.”
But although it seems like she “fixed” the tattoo, BuzzFeed pointed out that she might have actually made it worse. The website’s reporter Eimi Yamamitsu explained on Twitter that the tattoo reads “Japanese BBQ finger” now.
Why… how… now Ariana’s tattoo reads “Japanese BBQ finger” 💅 pic.twitter.com/zC2LxSKJtI
— Eimi Yamamitsu | 山光瑛美 (@eimiyamamitsu) January 31, 2019
LOL, Grande can’t seem to catch a break.