Back in January, Ari got a new tattoo on her hand, and while it definitely looks cool at first glance, the Japanese symbols actually translate to something much different than she originally intended.
That’s right, you guys! Ari wanted a tattoo of her song title, “7 Rings,” on her palm. Unfortunately, fans pointed out that the Japanese symbols that are permanently inked into her skin do not say “7 Rings” at all. In fact, the letters roughly translate to — wait for it — “BBQ Grill.” Yikes!
Luckily, the 25-year-old “Thank U, Next” singer is totally cool with it. In fact, she even said it was sort of intentional in a series of now-deleted tweets. When fans let her know what the tat actually said, she explained that she decided not to get the full word because it hurt too much.
“Indeed, I left out “つの指” which should have gone in between,” she said. “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.”
She went on to explain that, regardless of its translation, it’s still her favorite tattoo that she currently has.
“That’s how you end up w tiny grill / circle / tambourine on your hand,” She said. “It’s my favorite one now tho so pls leave me and my tambourine grill alone. thank u.”
Even though she appeared to be content with the error, it actually seems like the misspelling really bothered the “No Tears Left to Cry” crooner. Why? Because she quickly got it fixed! Well, kind of. On her Instagram Stories on January 31, she shared a photo of the changes.
The former Nickelodeon star wrote, “Slightly better. thanks to my tutor for helping me fix and to @kanenavasard for being a legend. and to my doctor for the lidocaine shots (no joke). rip tiny charcoal grill. miss u man. i actually really liked you.”
Unfortunately, fans of the “God Is a Woman” singer were quick to point out that she didn’t actually fix the tattoo, and instead, she might’ve made it even worse. According to several Twitter users, the pop star’s new tattoo translates to “Japanese BBQ fingers.” Yikes