Ariana Grande wanted to add some ink to her skin and it ended up going viral for a very funny reason. Instead of saying ‘7 Rings’ t roughly translates to ‘small barbecue grill’ in Japanese.
The pop star explained that her hand tattoo was too painful to complete. She wanted to get it in honor of her song 7 Rings going number one.
After a stan account pointed the error out, social media went wild with memes and references to the pop star’s mistake.
— アリアナ・グランデ JP公式 (@ariana_japan) January 30, 2019
“Ariana is the ultimate example of why these white girls shouldn’t be appropriating culture to be cute. Now she’s a bbq grill.”
“How embarrassing. @Arianagrande got a tattoo that says the wrong thing in a different language!!!”
“Duuuuuuudeee there used to be jokes about how people would f*** around and get the wrong translation tatted on them try to be cute and it turns out her name is @arianagrande.”
The 25-year-old pop star explained to her followers what happened.
“Indeed, I left out ‘つの指’ which should have gone in between. It hurt like *** 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. Also… huge fan of tiny bbq grills.”
The singer later deleted the tweet which drew more criticism.
ariana grande really got a tattoo in japanese that says “portable grill” instead of “seven rings” and is playing it off by saying “it still looks tight”…. she literally just admitted to only seeing japanese as an aesthetic pic.twitter.com/rIAM1nOMeB
— zach @ i7 au 📌 (@floorb6) January 30, 2019
“ariana grande really got a tattoo in japanese that says ‘portable grill’ instead of ‘seven rings’ and is playing it off by saying ‘it still looks tight’…. she literally just admitted to only seeing japanese as an aesthetic.”
Grande has made headlines for her body modifications before. She is still in the process of covering up multiple tattoos she got in honor of her then-fiance, Pete Davidson.
It may be safe to say that the former Nickelodeon star may be taking a break from the permanent ink.