Selena Gomez Tattoos & Meanings – The Complete Guide
Formerly the Disney darling who starred with Demi Lovato in Barney & Friends and later The Wizards of Waverly Place, Selena Gomez has ditched the innocent image and cemented herself as a grown woman, tattoos and all. Between her on-again, off-again status with pop star Justin Bieber and roles in racy movies like Spring Breakers, Selena Gomez is a force to be reckoned with, and her new tattoos are proof of that. Some people believe that Selena Gomez decided to get inked because of her tatted-up beau, Bieber, but we have a feeling Miss Gomez is a rebel at heart, and her tattoos allow her to show off that side of her personality. Selena Gomez claimed she was one and done after her first tattoo, but then she got a second and we all know it’s a slippery slope from there. We’re sure there will be more Selena Gomez tattoos in the future, so stay tuned!
Selena Gomez Tattoo Count: 3!
1. Selena Gomez’s Music Note Wrist Tattoo
Selena’s very first tattoo was a tiny music note that she got inked on the outside of her right wrist on February 22, 2012. The music note tattoo came around the same time that the singer announced her decision to take a break from music to concentrate on her acting career, so the tat was likely inked as a reminder of her first love – music. After all, Selena was named after a famous singer (Tejano singer Selena Quintanilla-Pérez) and there are some music ties with her mother as well, so music is in her blood and now she has a permanent reminder on her wrist as well! Read more about the meaning and story behind her music note tattoo…read more
2. Roman Numerals on Selena’s Neck
For her second tattoo, Selena inked another shout-out to her mother on the back of her neck – a series of small Roman numerals that read “LXXVI.” Although Selena hasn’t said much about her Roman numerals tattoo in public, the Roman numerals stand for 76, which just happens to be the year the 20-year-old singer’s mother was born. According to Selena Gomez’s tattoo artist, Keith “Bang Bang” McCurdy, the Roman numeral neck tattoo was inked as a tribute to a family member that she holds close to her heart. Sounds like her mother to us! Read more about the meaning and story behind her music note tattoo…read more
3. “God strengthens me” Tattoo on Selena Gomez’s Hip
On October 28, 2013, Selena Gomez revealed a sexy new “God strengthens me” tattoo inked vertically down her right hip in a cursive font. Pictures of Selena’s hip tattoo were taken by paparazzi while the pop star was lounging poolside in Florida. The “God strengthens me” tattoo is a pretty hot little shout out to the big guy upstairs, as Selena joins in the ranks of many pop stars with religious tattoos. Read more about the meaning and story behind her hip tattoo…read more