Tattoos mean a lot to celebrities. It is very hard to find a popular celebrity that has not inked herself or himself. Tattoos say a lot about a person but it is only the wearer who can tell for sure what they represent or mean. Such tattoos can either be temporary or permanent. The temporary tattoos can be drawn, painted or airbrushed. Permanent tattoos on the other hand involve injecting some ink into the skin meaning it is not erasable. Sometimes it is very difficult to tell the different between the two.
At other times, celebrities love to express their beliefs and communicate their feelings through quotes. In most cases, the quotes are just parts of their speech which they didn’t really intend to become recorded as “quotes”. However, it is the fans that find each of their words, phrases and statements motivational and inspirational. Here, we are going to take a look at some of the most important Selena Gomez Tattoos and Quotes.
Selena Marie Gomez Tattoos
To the best of our knowledge, the damsel has seven tattoos (and counting) on different parts of her body. Maybe there are more in hidden parts that only she and probably her close relations or boyfriend know about. Some people believe that the American pop star was introduced to inking during her prolonged on/off relationship with Justin Bieber. However, she is now a grown woman and probably uses the tattoos to express herself. Below are some of the well-known tattoos of Selena Gomez.
1. Music Note Wrist tattoo
This was Selena’s first ever tattoo. Present on her right wrist, she got the tattoo in 2012 during the period she began focusing more on acting than music. Probably a reminder that she still had to go back to music, which she did.
2. ‘Roman Numerals’ tattoo
The Roman Numerals tattoo is present on the back of Gomez’s neck. ‘LXXVI’ are the Roman numerals for 76. It is not clear what the tattoo represents but 1976 happens to be the day her mother Amanda was born. This is pure speculation as she hasn’t given any revelations about the tattoo. However, her tattooist Keith “Bang Bang” McCurdy revealed the tattoo was a tribute to one of her family members which she holds very dear at heart.
3. ‘God Strengthens me’ tattoo
The cutie got this tattoo inked vertically down on her right hip in a nice cursive font. The tattoo which can only be visible when she’s wearing a bikini was hidden from the public eye for a year. It came to public knowledge when she was photographed by paparazzi at a beach in Florida. The tattoo possibly indicates her religious affiliation as a catholic and her belief in God. Speaking about the tattoo, Selena said “It’s my favorite Bible verse, It’s Philippians 4:13…’I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.’”
4. Arabic for ‘Love Yourself’ Tattoo
Selena inked this tattoo on her upper-right portion of her back. It is Arabic for “Love Yourself First”. The songstress had the tattoo done sometime in 2014 amidst during one of those heated periods in her on/off relationship with Justin Bieber. It was done by Keith “Bang Bang” McCurby.
5. g Tattoo
This tattoo is on the left aspect of her neck behind the ear. She kept people second guessing but revealed the meaning of the tattoo on a talk show in 2015. Gomez said the letter g represents the first letter of her kid sister‘s name- Gracie.
6. The Hindu Om Hip Tattoo
This tattoo is on her left hip. According the Hindu community, the Om symbol is perhaps the most important in their religious system. They believe it is capable of clearing the mind of negative thoughts and distractions when chanted. Available information indicates that Gomez was raised as a catholic so why the heck would she have a Hindu symbol. The only explanation is that she loves to borrow from other religions.
7. Sunshine Tattoo
Selena’s latest tattoo first revealed in a picture she posted on Instagram is on her right foot and reads “Sunshine”. The tattoo is perceived to be a tribute to her maternal grandmother Debbie Jean Gibson who played a huge role in raising her when her parents divorced. Gomez has once referred to grandmother whom she also calls Nana as “Sunshine”.
Selena Gomez Quotes
For the faithful Gomez fans, here are some quotes from your favorite star which you might find motivating and inspiring;
- “I have come to the realization that everyone wants what he/she doesn’t have. But at the end of the day, what he/she has inside is much more elegant than what is on the outside!”
- “Even if people try to forget, love will always remember.”
- “If you are able to view yourself in the mirror each day with the decisions you often make, that is where power begins.”
- “Girl power seems to be more powerful and special than any of the things we usually compete for.”
- “People are put into your life for seasons, for different reasons, and to teach you lessons.”