On May 22nd, 2017, a bomb exploded during an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England leaving 22 dead. It’s been a little over a year since this heartbreaking night, and Grande honored the memory of the victims and the resilience of her fans with a tattoo of a bee, the symbol of Manchester.
Mira Mariah at Fleur Noire Tattoo Parlour designed Grande’s delicate new bee ink, which rests behind her ear and will stand as a reminder and a tribute to the fans who lost their lives that night. Grande captioned a photo of the ink, “Forever.”
It was also reported that Ariana and her tour crew got matching bee tattoos a year ago after her benefit concert, One Love Manchester. At that time, several Manchester-based tattoo parlors offered up the same bee ink to fans, and all proceeds from the tattoos went to the families of the Manchester victims.
Grande opened up about the 2017 terrorist attack in a recent interview with Time.
Grande also gave a subtle nod to the city and people of Manchester at the end of her “No Tears Left to Cry” video, when a single bee flies across the screen in the final seconds of the song.
As always, we are sending love to Grande, her fans, and the families of the Manchester victims as they continue to process that tragic night.