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Selena Gomez's 17 Known Tattoos: A Guide and What They Mean

Selena Gomez and Nicola Peltz Beckham Get Friendship Tattoos to Ring in the New Year

Selena Gomez's 17 Known Tattoos: A Guide and What They Mean

  • Selena Gomez has 17 known tattoos so far.
  • Most of her body art is tiny, but she does have two bigger designs, including a larger rose neck tattoo.
  • From her semicolon ink to her "Rare" tattoo and the new matching design with Nicola Peltz Beckham, each one has a special meaning.

Selena Gomez has been slowly growing her tattoo collection for years. The "Rare" singer has gotten three new pieces of ink in the last four months alone for a grand total of 17 known tattoos to date. From a delicate number "4" on the inside of her arm to represent her best friends to the large praying-hands mural on her upper thigh and the rose neck tattoo on her upper back, each one of Gomez's tattoos has a special meaning.

Most of her symbolic tattoos are by Keith "Bang Bang" McCurdy from Bang Bang Tattoo in New York City. That includes some of her more recent pieces of ink: the "Rare" tattoo behind her ear, the cross along her collarbone, and a large design on her upper back. To ring in the New Year, Gomez went on a trip with friends, including Brooklyn and Nicola Peltz Beckham, and ended up getting a matching friendship tattoo with Nicola.

Considering Gomez is a master at containing her tiny (and that one not-so-tiny) ink, it's also possible she has more ink skillfully hidden and will be adding onto the collection again soon. Get a closer look at all of Gomez's tattoos and find out what they mean ahead.

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