Ariana Grande has delivered tons of fun to netizens after a misspelling in her new tattoo reportedly completely changed its meaning. According to numerous reports, the "Thank U, Next" singer recently revealed on Instagram that she had honoured her second No. 1 single on the Billboard Hot 100, “7 rings”, which she recently released, with an inking in Japanese on her hand.
The two Japanese Kanji characters, allegedly used for the tattoo, meant “seven” and “ring” respectively, but put together, they could be translated as a “small charcoal grill” (called shichirin in Japan), according to the website Kotaku. This did not go unnoticed, as some netizens tried to enlighten the singer about her embarrassing mistake.
for those who are confused, ariana grande got a tattoo on her hand in japanese intended to spell out “7 rings” and posted it on instagram (now deleted), but japanese people in the comments started saying how the REAL translation is bbq grill pic.twitter.com/rF0NvEa9Yv— Alice (@alice2096) 30 января 2019 г.
Grande’s post was soon deleted, but what is said to be a screenshot of the original post has started circulating online. Some claimed that, providing screenshots of Grande’s Twitter account, the pop star attempted to explain the slip, tweeting: "Indeed, I left out 'つの指' which should have gone in between. It hurt like f**k n [sic] 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 [sic] the whole thing next time". However, like the original post, this thread has also been deleted.
But Twitter could not let this go easily, with users posting myriads of memes and jokes.
why the hell did ariana grande get “Japanese bbq” tattooed onto her hand- pic.twitter.com/kVPS1BJQhY— 𝐞𝐥𝐚𝐢𝐧𝐞¹²⁷ (@LIGHTSE0H0) 30 января 2019 г.
Ariana Grande really got “ bbq grill” tattooed pic.twitter.com/gU0Fg0mWDg— 🧂 (@jeonjikoo) 30 января 2019 г.
Ariana Grande after her tattoo doesn’t start peeling after a few years and she has bbq grill stuck on her body pic.twitter.com/2csUL00pAC— misspiggy (@iamrllyfat) 30 января 2019 г.
ariana grande's tattoo means bbq grille instead of 7 rings i- pic.twitter.com/KyuoFKCHvC— esports (@peehun) 30 января 2019 г.
The explanation did not seem to satisfy netizens, either.
And I'm literally saying that was the dumbest shit I've ever read. If I went to get a tattoo that reads "We believe in Love" but it hurt and said just take out the words 'believe' and 'love' I'd be a fool to put it on my body. Being in Japanese doesn't change that. BBQ GRILL!? 🤣— In The Webz (@BBF8droid) 30 января 2019 г.