Seeing Selena Gomez tattoos would be like taking a peek into her life. The world has seen the former Disney darling grow from the young Selena Gomez who first appeared in the Television series Barney & Friends to the fine woman she has become at 25 years of age.
The multi-talented beauty has not only featured in the series. She is also a renowned actress whi has starred in several award-winning films. Such titles include Spring Breakers, Another Cinderella Story, and The Fundamentals of Caring.
It is not just her acting career that has given her front page covers but her singing prowess which began way back when she was with Selena Gomez & the scene teen pop band before going solo in an album that was released in 2013.
The Life of Selena Gomez
As is of celebrities Selena Gomez is a star whose lifestyle and fashion sense has keenly been followed by thousands of her fans looking to emulate her looks. Her tattoos, in particular, stand out. After having her first ink, it is like the superstar cannot have enough of inking and its aura. For the record, the artist said that her first ink would be her last and only one. However, her style grew and so did her tattoos.
Selena Gomez tattoos have almost become synonymous with her name. That makes us believe these are her way of showing out her other side; the side which the cameras might not just capture well enough.
The most prominent stories and gossips on Selena Gomez have been with her ex-boyfriend Justin Bieber. Apparently he had a tattoo of the charming star we have all grown to love. It is not just Bieber who has been moved to have a tattoo of the actress and singer. Nowadayas, we can see pictures of her fans showing off her figure on their body.
Getting famous people tattooed on fans’ bodies is not new to us. Still, on Justin Bieber, it is rumored that his influence has been a major reason why Selena Gomez went ahead to get a number of tattoos. But that is for you to judge so let’s take it with a grain of salt.
Below is a list of Selena Gomez tattoos and their meanings;
A tiny semicolon
This is the most recent tattoo for Selena Gomez to have. And seriously, it’s giving us all the more reason to make it to the top of our list.
The tattoo is a result of the motivation from her latest project ‘13 Reasons Why’ – a Netflix produced series. Gomez worked on the series as an executive director alongside her mother. The story revolves around the mystery surrounding a girl who committed suicide. The series, from then, had become a great eye-opened for the struggles of having depression. Unfortunately, this has struck thousands of people – old and young. It’s something that they have to go through on a daily basis.
As a tribute to the series, a part of the crew which includes Tommy Dorfman, Alisha Boe, and Selena Gomez got the tattoo on their wrists.
The Project Semicolon
Unlike what you might think the small semicolon on their writs is not just a random idea that one of them had and decided to give meaning. Instead, it is a result of Project Semicolon. It’s from an organization that has taken up the mandate to support individuals suffering from mental health issues. These include helping those suffering from depression, suicidal thoughts, and self-injury.
According to the organization, the symbol is a way of saying that the author could have ended a story, but chose not to. This is a sign of hope to those who are struggling with these conditions. It’s a way of saying that they can have a new chapter in their lives if they only continuu; that they can for help to overcome the struggles.
Tommy Dorfan gave more light to the tattoo by opening about his past struggles with addiction and depression. He said he had this throughout high school and early college thinking he’d never make it past 21. He then went ahead to encourage his fans undergoing the struggle to allow their life story continue as it could be the hope the world needs.
‘Love Yourself First’ in Arabic
Just below Selena Gomez right shoulder is an artistically done Arabic tattoo. It translates to ‘Love Yourself First’. The four-inch tattoo was done by her favorite New York artist Bang Bang McCurdy. The artist has been behind the needle for most of her tattoos. Written in the classical and flowing nature of Arabic writing in small felt manuscript cursive the tattoo is in dark ink creating a beautiful contrast with Selena’s body.
From a distance it makes her look like an Arabic lady covered in the traditional Henna tattoos. It’s the kind of touch any tattoo fan would gladly have. To floss the body art, Selena Gomez has been spotted countless times with a bareback dress. These are the types of dresses that provides a full view of the beautiful tattoo.
The message on the tattoo is also as clear as its translation; evidence of what Selena believes should be given priority in everything, yourself. A standing fact about this tattoo is she had it while dating Justin Beiber. Just maybe, it was a message both to herself and the world as it was in the midst of breakup rumors.
God Strengthens Me
Yes, Selena Gomez has a religious side. This tattoo could be her note to herself considering she had it vertically down her hip; the tattoos we only get to see when she is by the beach or having a summer vacation. Gomez’ tattoo says ‘God Strengthens me’ . It is no wonder that the pop sensation’s Bible verse of all times is in Philippians 4:13 that state; “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”
This tattoo is perfect for those who rightly believe that they can do anything with God. Many religious people do believe that God helps them become stronger. If you share the same feeling and religious idea as Selena then having this powerful quote is a way to go.
The g tattoo
Selena Gomez has a style when it comes to tattoos making the most out of a minimal letter with the ‘g’ in this case or symbol like for the semicolon tat. She had this tattoo behind her left ear and for long kept people second-guessing its meaning until she finally revealed it in a talk show in 2015. Letter ‘g’ comes first in her kid sister’s name (Gracie) which Selena opted to have in small letters to bring out the beauty of it all.
The family is a symbol of unity, and to Selena Gomez, nothing would show much appreciation to her little sister than having a tattoo of her first name. You could settle for this style by having the name of a close family member or parent on you to show how much they mean to you.
76 in Roman Numerals
On the back of Selena Gomez neck is a Roman Numerals tattoo that reads ‘LXXVI’ for seventy-six. The tattoo was done in thin but subtle lines and given the place she had speculations have it must be the date when her mother was born in 1976. Having the body art is a place easily visible as just below the hairline on the neck must be someone special as a mother. Selena Gomez has not denied the much viral statement that it is her mother’s year of birth but as well has not publicly admitted it to be so.
However, a close source of her renowned tattoo artist Bang Bang McCurdy who did this piece reveals it is a tribute to a close family member. Tattoo fans including many other celebrities hold ancient crafts especially those of civilizations which were a force to reckon with such as the Greeks, Egyptians, and Vikings very dear. Its beauty is having a touch of timelessness by combining the traditional and modernity.
Like the brilliance, Selena Gomez is especially when she unleashes her gorgeous smile a tattoo that says sunshine lights her right foot. The simple text is a tribute to her grandmother Debbie Jean Gibson who was a pillar as she raised her up after her parents divorced. Selena Gomez also refers to her grandmother as ‘Nana’ an intonation she has stuck to from her days as a little child.
Hindu Om symbol
The discovery of this tattoo was during Selena Gomez trip to Miami where it was discovered while she was in a one-piece black bikini that exposed a greater part of her hips. When she had the tattoo is unknown, but after the photo went viral, it has become an accepted part of the celebrity. In Hindu, Om is among the most important symbols said to have the power to clear the mind of distractions and thoughts when chanted.
Music note tattoo
This was Selena Gomez first tattoo and is found on her right wrist. The tiny musical note came at the period she decided to take a break for the teen pop band. During that moment, she wanted to place more attention to her acting career. It could be her reminder that music was her first love. It will stay with her forever even when she is not on stage or recording.