Did Ariana Grande Get Her Tattoos Removed?

Ariana Grande is known to fans around the world as the petite pop diva with a huge voice. The hitmaker, who is responsible for songs like “Side to Side,” “7 Rings,” “Thank U, Next,” and “Positions,” recently announced a surprise marriage, signaling not only a huge change for her professional life but for her personal one as well.

It is clear that Grande is making some big moves — and in several of her recent public appearances, fans have noticed that some of Grande’s iconic body art has gone missing, which could mean that the artist is ready to revamp her public image in a major way. 

What is Ariana Grande best known for?

Ariana Grande sings her name at the Grammys in a massive grey ballgown and her signature high ponytail
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Grande has been in the spotlight for over a decade, after rising to fame on the Nickelodeon shows Victorious and Sam & Cat. In 2011, Grande was signed to a record deal, and ever since, she has been consistently recording and releasing popular songs. Grande earned a reputation early on as a pop diva, receiving critical acclaim for her powerful singing voice.

In addition to Grande’s professional accomplishments, her personal life has often made headlines. She has been in a number of high-profile relationships, dating rappers Big Sean and Mac Miller during her early years in the spotlight.

In early 2018, Grande dated SNL comic Pete Davidson, getting engaged to him before breaking things off in October of that same year.

Grande’s next romance was with real estate agent Dalton Gomez. The two started dating in early 2020, and in May 2021, the couple announced that they had tied the knot in a private ceremony. Through every personal struggle and triumph, Grande has documented her life through her art — including music as well as tattoos. 

How many tattoos does Ariana Grande have?

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While no one knows for sure how many tattoos Grande has, in late 2020, Insider reported the singer had around 55 documented tattoos at that time. Her fondness for tattoos dates back to 2012 when she shared a tiny heart tattoo on her toe to celebrate the release of her debut album.

Since then, she has documented many of her tattoos on social media, from the crescent moon tattoo on her neck that she got in 2015 to several more tiny tats on her fingers.

Grande has had some of the tattoos that she got in honor of love interests removed, most notably covering up the tattoo of his name that she got on her ring finger. Still, her affinity for body ink remains, which makes it that much more surprising to fans when she was recently spotted with some of her tattoos noticeably absent. 

Did Ariana Grande recently get some tattoos removed?

PageSix recently reported that Grande seems to be going through a major tattoo removal phase. Fans first noticed something was amiss in the photos that Grande posted of her wedding to Dalton Gomez, with eagle-eyed Grande stans picking up on the fact that she was missing several of her more prominent tattoos, including the two large butterfly tattoos on her shoulder. “Did ariana’s butterfly tattoo’s fly away or what?” one user wrote.”

Then, Grande shocked fans by performing alongside The Weeknd at the 2021 iHeartRadio Music Awards, once again, missing her butterfly and Pokémon tattoos. Some fans have speculated that Grande could be experimenting with body makeup, using it to cover up her tattoos to attempt a more natural look. However, with Grande herself remaining mum on the subject, it could be awhile before the mystery of her vanishing tattoos is fully explained. 

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