New twist in Ariana Grande 'barbecue grill' tattoo saga

Ariana Grande

Ariana Grande

On Wednesday, the 25-year-old singer posted a photo of her newest tattoo, which was meant to spell out the name of her hit single "7 Rings", but as Twitter users pointed out, "七輪" actually translates in Japanese to a small charcoal grill.

The 25-year-old singer was proud to tell her followers Wednesday that she had fixed the mistake that first translated to a Japanese "charcoal grill" rather than the name of her new track.

Ariana Grande may well have had this Taylor Swift song in her head when she chose to fix her misspelled tattoo after it became the butt of online jokes. As TMZ reports, Grande wrote about it in her Instagram story: "slightly better. thanks to my tutor for helping me fix and to @kanenavasard for being a legend. and to my doctor for the lidocaine shots (no joke). rip tiny charcoal grill. miss u man".

Now, apparently the tattoo reads, "Japanese BBQ finger ♡", instead of "7 Rings ♡". That's all well and good, but fans quickly pointed out her tattoo actually translates to shichirin, or "small barbecue grill." .

"Indeed, I left out "つの指" which should have gone in between", Grande wrote, using an expletive to indicate that the process was painful.

Grande has more than 20 tattoos, including a crescent moon below her ear and the French phrase "Mille Tendresse" on her neck.

Despite her casual reaction to a very permanent error, Grande seems to have added more Japanese characters to her palm. Online reported. "It hurt like f*** n still looks tight".

The singer copped to the mess-up and downplayed the matter, saying that tattoos on that particular part of the hand are prone to fading, and that she's a "huge fan of tiny bbq grills" anyway. "I wouldn't have lasted one more symbol lmao", she tweeted. Since the art was cut short, the meaning of the tattoo became "small barbecue grill", and Ari received a ton of backlash for appropriating Japanese culture.

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