Selena Gomez’s 17 Tattoos & Their Meanings

The 25-year-old singing sensation, born in Texas, the U.S, Selena Marie Gomez is an international pop star and an actress. Currently, she is the most followed celebrity on the Instagram. Her posts include beautiful pictures of hers which have millions of likes. The American singer has numerous tattoos on her body which holds great significance to her. Check out these tattoos to know her style!
Selena Gomez Tattoos

1. Musical Note On Wrist

Selena Gomez Wrist Tattoo

As a singer she got her first tattoo inked on her right wrist which is a musical note in the year 2012. She said, “I was named after a singer (Tejano singer Selena Quintanilla-Pérez), and music obviously is a big influence for me.” As told by her the tattoo is a constant reminder to her that even if she is not performing on stage, she is a singer and music means a lot to her.

2. Roman Number On Nape

Selena Gomez Nape Tattoo

The pop-star has inscribed a tattoo on her nape in Roman Numerals that reads “LXXVI” which is 76 in numeric form. Her tattooist Keith McCurdy disclosed that it is a tribute to one of her family members. There is a contemplation about her mother Amanda that she was born in the year 1976.

3. Note On Right Hip

Selena Gomez Hip Tattoo

Selena Gomez got inked a phrase from The Philippians 4:13 verse of the Bible stating “God Strengthens Me” in a cursive font on her right hip to which the singer explained,”I can do all the things through Christ who strengthens me.” This act of her shows that Gomez is a real Catholic and believes in God.

4. Semicolon On Her Right Wrist

Semi Colon Tattoo1

The Baby Face Actress has got inked a semicolon on her right wrist which holds profound meaning. It is a symbol of suicide prevention of a non-profit organization Project Semicolon. The organization outline itself as a “movement dedicated to presenting hope and love for those who are struggling with mental illness, suicide, addiction, and self-injury.”

5. Arabic Phrase On Back

Selena Gomez Arabic Tattoo

The singer and the performer got an Arabic phrase inked on the upper right side of her back. It states “أحب نفسك أولا” which implies to “love yourself first.” This tattoo got carved at the most complicated place, and it took almost 45 minutes for the tattooist to inscribe it there. Well, this act of her states that she is a bold and strong girl!

6. Om Symbol On Hip

Selena Gomez Om Tattoo

The 25-year pop star got a sacred yet stylish word “Om” inked on her left hip, but in a varied version like “X31”. “Om” holds scared meaning in Hinduism and many other religions but for her, it means a sense of calmness, gratitude towards God, and meditation.

7. Letter “g” Behind Her Ear

Selena Gomez Ear Tattoo

The American singer holds the letter “g” in lowercase behind her left ear. This act of hers was in the air as people thought of the letter “g” as “j” for her on-and-off boyfriend Justin Beiber. But, she cleared the rumor and said that this symbol is for her little sister Gracie who was born on 12 June 2013. What a sisterly act this was!!

8. “Sunshine” On Foot

Selena Gomez Foot Tattoo

Selena Gomez sports a tattoo on her right foot which states “Sunshine.” As told by her, this tattoo is for her grandmother as she was the one who raised her when her parents parted ways. Well, it’s an act of gratitude shown by her towards her grandmother.

9. Cross Tattoo on Collarbone

Selena Gomez's Cross Tattoo

Gomez’s preferred tattoo artist, Bang Bang, shared a brief video on Instagram, revealing the singer’s latest tattoo. The video displays a close-up of a delicate cross on her collarbone, then zooms out to exhibit Gomez’s smile as she puts her mask back on. In a recent interview with Vogue, she expressed her strong spirituality, stating, “I am very, very spiritual. I have faith in God, but I am not religious.” She further added that her Christian faith has been with her for quite some time, although she doesn’t speak about it much due to the negative connotations attached to it. Nonetheless, she emphasized that her faith gives her strength and helps her to persevere.

10. Pink Rose Tattoo on Nape of Neck

Selena Gomez's Pink Rose Tattoo

On December 15, 2021, Bang Bang Tattoo uploaded a black-and-white photo of Gomez, where she had her back turned to the camera, revealing new ink that starts from the base of her neck and extends down between her shoulder blades. Two weeks later, the famed artist posted a close-up picture of the tattoo, which is a pink watercolor rose located just beneath her Roman numerals. In the subsequent month, Gomez disclosed on “Live with Kelly and Ryan” that the design was partially influenced by her close friend Cara Delevingne, who affectionately refers to her as “rosebud.” According to Gomez, the tattoo has multiple meanings, including her desire to have a rose inked and her fondness for the nickname.

11. Angel Tattoo on Arms

Selena Gomez's angel tattoo

Gomez celebrated the start of 2023 in Cabo, Mexico, alongside some of her close friends, including newlyweds Nicola Peltz and Brooklyn Beckham. It seems that Gomez has developed a strong bond with the couple, particularly with Peltz, who shared a glimpse of their matching tattoos on her Instagram story. Even though Peltz didn’t tag Gomez and only used a white heart emoji, their sleeves give away their identity as the two women had previously taken photos together wearing matching silver dresses.

12. ‘Rare’ on her Neck

Selena Gomez's Rare Tattoo

In January 2020, Gomez visited Bang Bang for another tattoo to commemorate the release of her third solo album. She chose to ink the album’s title, “Rare,” in delicate black lettering on the right side of her neck. Sharing the news on Instagram, she tagged Bang Bang and added a butterfly emoji, writing, “Did it again.”

13. Date of her Kidney Transplant on her Arm

Selena Gomez's Date Tattoo

During her “Rare” era, which includes music videos and press photos, fans were able to catch a glimpse of a numerical design above Gomez’s right elbow. In a December 2019 interview with CapitalFM, Gomez disclosed that this tattoo represented the date she underwent a kidney transplant. She was rushed to the hospital due to kidney failure in the summer of 2017 as a result of her chronic autoimmune disease, lupus. Additionally, Gomez shared that her friend and donor, Francia Raisa, also had a matching tattoo. According to Gomez, “I did that with the girl who gave me the kidney.”

14. Folded Hands with Rosary on Thigh

Selena Gomez's Folded Hands Tattoo

On November 24, 2019, Gomez shared a collage of Polaroid photos captured backstage at the 2019 American Music Awards. One of the photos showcased a large tattoo on her upper-left thigh, featuring two hands clasped together in prayer and adorned with a rosary. The tattoo was created by Bang Bang, who also shared images of the session on his Instagram account.

15. Matching Arrow Tattoos with Julia Michaels on Hand

Selena Gomez's arrow tattoo

Gomez and Michaels have a close friendship and professional collaboration, with Michaels co-writing many of Gomez’s hit songs, including “Lose You to Love Me” and “Bad Liar.” On November 11, 2019, Gomez surprised fans by appearing onstage during Michaels’ Los Angeles concert. After performing their duet “Anxiety” and sharing a kiss, they went backstage to get matching tattoos from artists London Reese and Brad Reis. Both women had small arrows inked on the bases of their thumbs, which point towards each other when they hold hands. Gomez shared a photo of their tattoos on her Instagram story, along with the caption, “It’s tatted.. my arrow points to you forever.”

16. 4 Tattoo on Arm

Selena Gomez's 4 tattoo

Gomez and her closest friends, Lopez, Ashley Cook, and Raquelle Stevens, all have matching “4” tattoos on different parts of their bodies. Gomez’s “4” is located on her right forearm, just below the elbow crease, and she shared a slideshow on Instagram of herself getting inked. In her caption, she explained that the number represents the seven years of friendship they have shared and their commitment to each other for life. Gomez expressed her gratitude towards her friends, stating that they inspire her to be better, stronger, and closer to God. She also expressed excitement about the future and the many more years of friendship they will have together, saying, “Can’t wait for 50 more!!”

17. Number ‘1’ on Ribs

Selena Gomez 1 tattoo

In honor of her close friendship with Courtney Lopez (formerly Barry), whom she affectionately refers to as her “actual #1,” Gomez got a small tattoo of the number “1” on the right side of her rib cage. This matching tattoo was revealed by Gomez in a birthday post for Lopez in 2018.

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