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Ariana Grande and the case of her misspelled Japanese tattoo

2019-01-31 09:10
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Cape Town - Ariana Grande celebrated her latest single, 7 Rings, with some new ink but all didn't go to plan.

The American singer's attempt to ink an ode to the hit on her palm in Japanese backfired on Wednesday, after social media quickly chimed in to tell her the characters actually translated to "shichirin" - which translates to a small charcoal grill.

Ariana posted a now-deleted photo of the new body art on Instagram before her fans pointed out the spelling error.

According to Buzzfeed, the tattoo is missing characters that would make the meaning what it was intended to be.

Interestingly enough, when separate, the characters used for the tattoo mean "seven" and "ring" but when put together the meaning changes completely, video game site Kotaku reports.


In response to fan reactions about the mistake, Ariana acknowledged she had forgotten a symbol but noted that the design won't last, as skin on the palm regrows faster than that on the rest of the body and tattoos there usually fade.

"Indeed, I left out [Japanese characters], which should have gone in between," the hitmaker wrote in a now-deleted tweet.

"It hurt like fuck and 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 concluded by asking people to leave her and her "tambourine grill" alone.

The sexy-but-saccharine video for 7 Rings, which lauds star power and materialism, boasts more than 100 million views on YouTube and debuted at the top of the Billboard Hot 100 chart.


Ariana Grande gives herself 7 rings in lush new video

Cape Town - Ariana Grande has released her follow-up to the smash hit , Thank U, Next and it's dripping with diamonds and a very familiar hook. The song is called 7 Rings and the chorus reminds us of the classic song, which is from the film, The Sound of Music.

That success follows Ariana's record-smashing break-up anthem Thank U, Next, which also debuted at the chart's pinnacle.

Her album, also titled Thank U, Next is set for release on 8 February, just in time for Valentine's Day.

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