If you are a fan of Selena Gomez, you must have watched Another Cinderella story many times or even binge-watched Wizards. The teen Disney star was and is an inspiration for many youngsters and fans. However, Selena Gomez’s tattoos are pretty fascinating and have a deeper meaning to the singer. As of April 2021, Selena Gomez has a total of 15 tattoos, and she seems to love experimenting with ink. Read on to know more about the tattoos of the singer!

15 Selena Gomez Tattoo Designs:

Selena Gomez’s all tattoos hold a special meaning to her and are associated with it specially. The singer got each of her tattoos to influence or commemorate a particular person in her life.

1. Selena Gomez Roman Numeral Tattoo:

In 2012, Selena Gomez got her second tattoo, “LXXVI,” from the famous tattoo artist Keith Scott’ Bang Bang’ McCurdy, who is based in New York City. Selena’s mother, Mandy Teefey, was just 16 years old when she gave birth to the singer. So Gomez got the year 1976 engraved on the back of her neck as a tribute to her mother as it is her birth year.

2. Selena Gomez Neck Tattoo:

This Selena Gomez neck tattoo has the letter g, whose meaning was not known initially. But the letter g stands for Gracie, Selena’s half-sister born in 2013, and the singer confirmed the same in an interview with Refinery29. The letter is cute, dainty and represents the love Selena has for her sister.

3. Selena Gomez Music Note Tattoo:

Selena Gomez’s Small music note tattoo on the side of her right-hand wrist is a music note. Fans initially thought it was a tiny black heart when Gomez debuted her new ink in 2012, but the then 19-year-old singer set the story straight by revealing the tattoo during a pre-Oscars party. The singer chose it as her first tattoo because music has a significant influence on her life, referring to the fact that she was named after a late Latina singer Selena Quintanilla-Perez and she herself is a singer.

4. “God Who Strengthens Me” Tattoo on the Thigh:

In 2012, Selena Gomez got her third tattoo on her thigh and kept it concealed from the public for more than one year. During a radio interview in 2013, the singer accepted that she got a tattoo on her thigh and has done an excellent job hiding it. Selena Gomez got an altered excerpt from he favourite bible passage, Philippians 4:13, which reads “God who strengthens me” engraved on her thigh.

5. Selena Gomez’s Arabic Tattoo:

Selena Gomez’s Arabic tattoo is to love yourself first, which she got inked in 2014 by Bang Bang again. The tattoo artist mentioned to E! News that the singer wanted to get this tattoo for a while, and she already had what she wanted to be written. So the spot for Selena Gomez’s back tattoo was finalized after playing with the design for a bit and laying it out.

6. Selena Gomez Wrist Tattoo:

Selina Gomez’s semicolon tattoo represents suicide prevention and mental health awareness. The singer executive produced the Netflix series “13 reasons why,”She got the semicolon matching tattoo during a tattoo session in Hollywood with the show’s stars Tommy Dorfman and Alisha Boe.

This simple semicolon tattoo has a deeper meaning to spread awareness about mental health issues and suicidal thoughts, which is why many celebrities chose to get this tattoo.

Selena Gomez can relate to them because the singer herself has gone through some difficult times. The semicolon sign also indicates a pause, meaning to take a deep breath and it is okay to pause life.

7. Selena Gomez’s Matching ‘1’ Tattoo With Her Best Friend:

Selena Gomez’s tattoos include the number “1” on her ribcage. She celebrates her friendship with Courtney Lopez(nee Barry), whom the singer calls her “actual #1,” This number tattoo on her ribcage indicates. In a 2018 post for her pal, Gomez revealed their tiny matching tattoos. “You are the definition of FEARFULLY and WONDERFULLY made a baby! #1” is what Selena wrote about her best friend.

8. Selena Gomez’s Matching ‘4’ Tattoo With Her Three Friends:

Selena Gomez’s”4″ on her right forearm, just underneath the crease of her elbow, is a matching tattoo she got with three of her closest friends Lopez, Ashley Cook, and Raquelle Stevens. The four of them got the number 4 on different parts of their bodies beautifully.

Selena Gomez posted a picture of herself getting inked on Instagram, mentioning that these friends have stayed with her for seven years and are her best friends for life. She explained that they are my 4 for the rest of her life, and she got this tattoo with four of her closest friends.

9. Selena Gomez’s Arrow Tattoo on the Base of Her Thumb:

This arrow tattoo is a matching tattoo she got with a close friend and collaborator, Julia Michaels. Some of Gomez’s best songs, including “Lose You to Love Me” and “Bad Liar,” were co-written by Michaels and Gomez. Gomez made a surprise appearance at Micaels’ concert in LA on November 11, 2019. They got matching tattoos backstage from artists London Reese and Brad Reis after performing their duet “Anxiety” and sharing a smooch on stage.

The women got identical arrows pointing towards each other when they held hands and were inked on their thumbs’ bases. Gomez wrote on her Instagram story, “It’s tatted.. my arrow points to you forever.”

10. Prayer Hands Tattoo on Her Left Thigh:

Selena Gomez revealed a large tattoo on her left upper thigh at the 2019 American Music Awards backstage on November 24, 2019. The tattoo has two hands joined in prayer with a rosary draped around them, and Bang Bang inked the design. The Tattoo artist debuted the tattoo right after her performance and mentioned that Selena got the tattoo a few days before the AMAs.

11.  “Rare” Tattoo on the Neck:

Selena’s rare tattoo is another one she for in January 2020 to mark the release of her third solo album. She tagged Bang bang and added a butterfly emoji while revealing that she got another tattoo on Instagram. The singer got the title “Rare” on the right side of her neck in thin black lettering.

12. Selena Gomez Cross Tattoo:

The singer’s go-to artist Bang Bang did Selena Gomez’s tiny cross tattoo design on the collar bone. The singer mentioned that she has been a Christian for a while now and is very spiritual. However, she also said that, though she believes in God, she is not religious. Nevertheless, Selena made it clear that she loves having her faith, which helps her get through.

13. Selena Gomez Hand Tattoo:

During Selena Gomez’s “Rare” era, namely in music videos and press photos, fans got a glimpse of the numerical design above Gomez’s right elbow. The singer revealed that she inked the date she underwent a kidney transplant in an interview with Capital FM in December 2019. The singer has lupus, a chronic autoimmune disease, due to which she was rushed to the hospital for kidney failure in the summer of 2017.

Selena said she got the matching tattoo with the girl who gave her the kidney, friend, and donor Francia Raisa.

14. Selena Gomez Foot Tattoo:

Selena Gomez got a “sunshine” tattoo on the right foot sometime before April 2016. Before the singer began the Revival tour, she revealed all her tattoos mean so much to her. In 2016 Selena referred to her grandma as “my sunshine” on Twitter, confirming that this tattoo is in honour of Selena’s grandmother.

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15. Selena Gomez Om Tattoo:

Om is known to be the sound of the universe and has a special place in Hinduism. This is why many yoga masters say to begin your exercise routine with the chanting of OM early in the morning. Selena Gomez rocks this OM near her hip area and is flaunting it in her swimsuit. You can also get this tattoo if you are looking to represent inner peace and mindfulness.


Selena Gomez is not only a teen sensation, is an inspiration to many. This is why people are interested in everything about the singer, whether what she wears or the tattoos she got. This article gives you all Selena Gomez’s tattoos and the meaning associated with them. Don’t forget to let us know if you found this article helpful!

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