Ariana Grande's Fans Say Her New Tattoo of Japanese Characters Means BBQ Grill — Not '7 Rings'

"Also.... huge fan of tiny BBQ grills," the pop star joked

Ariana Grande may be regretting her latest tiny tattoo.

On Tuesday, the pop star, 25, shared in a since-deleted Instagram post that she got two Japanese characters inked on her palm, according to Entertainment Tonight. Grande intended for them to mean, “7 Rings,” the title of her latest break-up anthem.

But fans quickly pointed out that she’s missing a few characters. The two letters that she does have actually mean “small, charcoal grill.”

As first reported by Entertainment Tonight, alongside the original, now-deleted image showing the palm of Grande’s hand, the “God Is a Woman Singer” wrote, “This felt super good … jk (everyone thinks this is a fake hand but it’s indeed…. my hand.”

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In response to a fan who called out the error, she wrote in a since-deleted tweet, “Indeed, I left out “つの指” which should have gone in between. It hurt like f—k 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.”

Then she joked, “also…. huge fan of tiny BBQ grills.”


Earlier this month, the Grammy nominee released her newest single “7 Rings” from her upcoming fifth album, thank u, next, out Feb. 8.The R&B track was heavily inspired by “My Favorite Things” from The Sound of Music and it speaks to Grande’s strong friendships and new sense of independence following a difficult year that included the death of ex-boyfriend Mac Miller and her whirlwind failed romance with Pete Davidson.

The singer previously revealed in a tweet that the “7 Rings” belonged to her best pals, Victoria Monét, Tayla Parx, Courtney Chipolone, Njozma, Alexa Luria, and Kaydence, who were all featured in the music video.

She also explained that her mother Joan Grande and her Nonna Marjorie Grande also own rings, making the total nine — “but they got theirs after song was done,” Grande said.

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Grande first opened up about the inspiration behind “7 Rings” in her Billboard “Woman of the Year” cover story in December.

“It was a… challenging fall day in New York,” Grande told the music magazine of writing the track, likely alluding to her the aftermath of her breakup with Davidson.

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“Me and my friends went to Tiffany’s together, just because we needed some retail therapy,” Grande said in the interview, revealing she gave diamond rings to her pals.

“You know how when you’re waiting at Tiffany’s they give you lots of champagne? They got us very tipsy, so we bought seven engagement rings, and when I got back to the studio I gave everybody a friendship ring,” she explained. “That’s why we have these, and that’s where the song idea came from.”

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