Does Ariana Grande have a tattoo for Mac Miller? Singer's body ink explored

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Ariana Grande is widely recognized for her fondness for body ink. The Side to Side singer is known to have over 60 tattoos across her body, many of which have also been redone or removed over the years.

One of her body tattoos is dedicated to her long-time boyfriend, the late Mac Miller. Grande got the tattoo in December 2018, a few months after Miller passed away from an accidental drug overdose. The tattoo of MYRON, after the rapper's dog, was inked in bold across her left foot.

Grande and Miller were together for about two years—between 2016 and 2018—and also made a song together, The Way, before Ariana Grande shared the news of their breakup on Instagram.

Most of Ariana Grande's tattoos have a deeper meaning

When it comes to body ink, Ariana Grande is known among fans to be very specific. While the singer-songwriter has over 60 tattoos across her body, many hold special significance in her life.

Grande got her first-ever tattoo when she was 19. It was a small heart on her toe, inked to celebrate the incredible year she had had professionally. Posting her tattoo video on Instagram (which has since been removed), the Love Me Harder singer captioned how she wanted "to do something special" to remind her of the year in which she had accomplished so much, further saying:

"Writing my first album, working with my castmates and best friends on Victorious, being young, having fun and being surrounded by love. I wanted to do something permanent to remind me to always be grateful and not take anything for granted. So … I got a little tattoo."

In 2014, Ariana Grande got the word "Bellissima" tattooed on her left side, near her chest. The singer-songwriter revealed that it was an Italian term for "beautiful girl," something her grandfather, Frank Grande, used to call her. Grande also recalled how she got the tattoo inked on the same day one of her friends got their first-ever tattoo, which was a real "bonding experience" for them.

In 2015, Grande got the term "honeymoon" tattooed in cursive across the side of her right hand's middle finger in honor of her first arena concert tour, The Honeymoon Tour. The tour, which accompanied her sophomore album from 2014, My Everything, started in February 2015 and concluded in October.

The next year, Ariana decided to cover up the side of the middle finger of her left hand as well, with the term "BABY DOLL" scattered in bold around it. According to the ghostin singer, it is what her grandmother, Marjorie Grande, whom she calls Nonna lovingly, calls her.

Grande's Nonna was recently featured in her seventh studio album, which led to her becoming the senior most person to appear on the Billboard Hot 100.

In 2017, the Bang Bang singer got a working bee tattoo behind her left year as a tribute to those who lost their lives in a suicide bombing attack outside her Manchester show. The concert was part of Ariana Grande's third world tour, which supported her 2016 album, Dangerous Woman.

In 2018, when Ariana Grande attended the Billboard Awards show, her new tattoo peeked out from behind her right ear. The singer had gotten the letters REM tattooed there to commemorate the namesake track from her fourth studio album, Sweetener.

The same year, Grande got yet another tattoo on her hand—of the word "Lumos," which is Latin for "light." The tattoo has two meanings: first, it denotes the singer-songwriter's love of Harry Potter, which happens to be her favorite book. The word also references a track from her fourth album, The Light is Coming.

Last year, when Grande was still working alongside Cynthia Erivo on the sets of her upcoming movie, Wicked, the two actors decided to get matching tattoos of "for good" on their palms. The tattoos were allegedly a tribute to the emotional duet sung by Elphaba and Glinda as they bid each other goodbye in the movie.

Earlier in May 2024, Ariana Grande took to Instagram to announce that Wicked would be released in theatres on November 27, 2024, on the occasion of Thanksgiving. The second installment of the musical, which has been slated to release in 2025, is already in production.

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Edited by Gayatri Chivukula
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