Selena Gomez Reveals Meaning Behind Matching Tattoo With Cara Delevingne

by : Emily Brown on : 11 Jan 2022 16:22
Selena Gomez Reveals Meaning Behind Matching Tattoo With Cara DelevingneAlamy/@bangbangnyc/Instagram

Selena Gomez has revealed why she got a matching tattoo with best friend and model Cara Delevingne. 

The Only Murders In The Building star received the new ink last month, with tattoo artist Bang Bang sharing a picture of the pink rose placed in the centre of her back.


Located at the base of her neck, the flower is drawn in a watercolour style with ink appearing to drip from the bottom of the design. Alongside the image of tattoo, Bang Bang tagged Gomez and wrote, ‘Thank you for always being wonderful.’

Just one day later, the artist revealed that Gomez wasn’t the only one to receive a watercolour tattoo, as he posted a video of Delevingne showing off the same design on the side of her ribcage.

Bang Bang confirmed that the flowers were made to match, writing, ‘I had so much fun making these tattoos— thanks for always trusting me Cara. fyi I didn’t tell them til the end that these were my first watercolor tattoos ever.’


Neither Gomez nor Delevingne revealed the meaning behind the tattoos at the time, but during a recent appearance on Live with Kelly and Ryan Gomez explained that her ink ‘means a couple of different things’, Page Six reports.

She described the model as one of her ‘best friends’, and explained the tattoo was partly inspired by the fact that Delevingne calls her ‘Rosebud’ as a nickname, creating a shared link to the flower.


Another reason Gomez received the rose tattoo, she said, is because she’s ‘always wanted a rose’.

She continued, ‘Now I got one, and I love it.’

The actor went on to explain that she’s received ‘multiple’ tattoos with people who have ‘left a significant mark on [her] life’, including frequent collaborator Julia Michaels and her mum, Mandy Teefey.

Gomez and Delevingne are known to have been close for years, with their friendship apparently dating back to when they starred together in Taylor Swift’s Bad Blood music video in 2014.


The pair are set to work together once again this year as Delevingne has been cast in the second series of Disney+ show Only Murders in the Building, which also stars Martin Short and Steve Martin.

According to Glamour, Delevingne is set to play a character named Alice in the series, a ‘sophisticated art world insider who becomes enmeshed in the mystery’ as Short, Martin and Gomez’s characters continue to use their own investigations to fuel their true-crime podcast.

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Emily Brown

Emily Brown first began delivering important news stories aged just 13, when she launched her career with a paper round. She graduated with a BA Hons in English Language in the Media from Lancaster University and went on to contribute to The Sunday Times Travel Magazine and Student Problems before becoming Senior Journalist at UNILAD, where she works on breaking news, trending stories and longer form features.

Topics: Celebrity, Tattoo


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