Ariana Grande Claims Her New Tattoo Says “Tiny BBQ Grill” On Purpose

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Ariana Grande still speaks Japanese, you guys. After (kind of) dealing with the backlash from using Japanese characters in the promo for her “7 Rings” music video, Ariana fanned the flames a bit when she got the song’s title tattooed on her hand in Japanese. Twitter and Instagram users who can read Japanese noticed immediately that the tattoo is missing a character, changing its meaning from “7 Rings” to “Shichirin.”

A shichirin is a tiny, portable clay BBQ grill. Understandably, fans (and a bunch of news outlets) assumed that Ariana had embarrassingly spelled the tattoo wrong on accident. Ari took to Twitter to explain that she just really likes tiny grills.

Just kidding. The real reason Ari mispelled the tattoo is because getting inked on the palm of your hand hurts like a motherf*cker. She knows which character was left out, but says she “wouldn’t have lasted one more symbol.” She decided to make the L into a W because the tattoo “still looks tight,” and she’s right about that. Ari also pointed out that specific spot peels easily and won’t last, so she can get it re-inked with the whole phrase if she decides to go for round two instead of just letting it fade.

Is it bad that I’m thinking of getting a tattoo on my palm now? Not permanent, pretty badass, *and* Ariana Grande-approved? Anyway, you can check out her now-deleted response for yourself:

Ari deleted these Tweets and the Insta post, probably because she has been through too much in the last year to deal with a bunch of people calling her a cultural apropriator with sausage fingers (a real, mean thing someone said, according to this Tweet — what is wrong with people).

Funnily enough, this isn’t the first time a celeb has made a grill-related tattoo mispelling on purpose, as ridiculous as it sounds.

In Ed Sheeran‘s music video for “Galway Girl,” there’s a shot of the singer being tattooed, accompanied by Saoirse Ronan. Only, instead of getting a tat that says “Galway Girl,” his forearm reads, “Galway Grill.” Fans were sure it wasn’t a real tattoo, but when Saoirse went on the Late Late Show with James Cordon, she confirmed that Ed really does have Galway Grill tattooed on his arm. Ed had previously mentioned that Saoirse intentionally misspelled the phrase on his arm to be funny, and Ed went ahead and took the joke one step further by actually getting it tattooed on his arm during the video on a whim. This totally baffled astronomer Neil DeGrasse Tyson, another guest on the show, who asked, “So, it was tattooed with the wrong word? Purposefully with the wrong word?” to which Saoirse responded, “Forever, forever.”

You heard it here everybody. Grill tattoos are the new hot celebrity trend. BRB, I’m going to go get “George Foreman” tattooed on my lower back.

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