Ariana Grande has been through A LOT over the past couple years.
Between an explosive detonating at a concert that killed over 20 fans… losing ex-boyfriend Mac Miller to a drug overdose… and publicly splitting from fiance Pete Davidson… the singer has learned a lot about perspective.
She now knows not to sweat the small stuff.
And this lesson just came in handy for Grande, considering a rather epic and hilarious fail on her part that just went viral.
You see: The singer recently got a new tattoo on the palm of her hand.
It was meant to spell out “7 Rings” (her new hit) in Japanese – but some fans noticed that Grande’s design actually translates to “shichirin,” which is a small charcoal grill.
Yes, Grande accidentally got permanent ink on her body that reads “small grill.”
“Ariana Grande’s new tattoo “七輪” means Japanese style bbq grill, not 7 rings. If you want to know about 七輪, just google ‘SHICHIRIN,’” one Twitter user wrote, which prompted Ariana to respond.
She did so with a sense of humor at least.
“Indeed, I left out ‘つの指,’ which should have gone in between,” Grande wrote in a since-deleted tweet, adding:
“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 added, “also….huge fan of tiny bbq grills.”
That made us laugh out loud.
Elsewhere, a handful of users chimed in and noted that due to the sensitive area of the tattoo, the mistake will likely fade sooner than later.
How long can it last on her palm, right?
“It’s 99% gonna go away he said,” Grande said in a separate tweet. “But i wanted to feel it lol. he was like that’s the most painful spot for sure.”
“i was like ……….. i’m curious.”
This is mostly just a funny mix-up, of course.
But many critics have often questioned why Americans get tattoos of Japanese letters in the first place.
The decision can be viewed as a form of cultural appropriation — and also as just plain weird.
Why is it considered cool or hip to get a foreign language on one’s body, especially if one has no connection to this language or culture?
If Grande does eventually fix the error, it wouldn’t be the first time she’s changed a tattoo.
As fans likely remember, the superstar recently covered up her “8418” tattoo on her foot.
This had been a tribute to Pete Davidson’s late dad, but was later transformed into a tribute to Miller after she and Davidson called off their engagement.
Ariana also tattooed Davidson’s first name on her ring finger awhile back, only to conceal it with a bandage for her first post-split performance in October.
She later permanently inked a black heart over the name.
We adore Ariana and find this all pretty darn hilarious.
But she may wanna take a tattooing break for the foreseeable future.