Getting matching tattoos with your partner, or getting your partner’s name inked on your skin, is always a dangerous game.
Even a tattoo that reminds you of them can be risky. No matter how long you’ve been together, tattoos can often be a lot more permanent than some relationships.
This is evidently something Pete Davidson and Ariana Grande are finding out the hard way.
After getting a number of matching tattoos at a very early stage in their relationship, the pair are now in the process of getting a few cover-ups to erase or alter their ink’s meaning.
While Pete makes a tentative return to comedy, making a few jokes but generally not saying much following their split, Ariana has made one of the best songs of her career and dropped a video that literally broke the internet.
In the behind the scenes footage of said video, for the song Thank U, Next, eagle-eyed viewers think they’ve spotted another tattoo that the singer has altered since her split.
A couple minutes into the video, Ariana says ‘guys, look at my Myron’, before showing off a small tattoo on her foot. As TMZ points out, Myron is the name of Mac Miller’s dog. Miller died earlier this year from an apparent accidental overdose.
Previously, the tattoo had read ‘8414’, in reference to Pete Davidson’s late father – a firefighter who died in the September 11 attacks.
While she covers up the marks on her skin which reference him, Ariana obviously wasn’t afraid to reference another intimacy the couple shared while they were together, in her new video.
The Mean Girls/Bring It On/Legally Blonde/13 Going On 30 inspired video for Thank U, Next dropped on Friday night (November 30), and aside from the cultural references and cutting humour, the singer included an apology as well as a reference to her ex Pete’s goods.
Around the 57 second mark of the video, Ariana is leafing through her Thank U, Next book, which is paying homage to Mean Girls‘ Burn Book.
In it, Ariana pastes a pic of the pair and writes ‘sry I dipped’, ‘Pete’ in a love heart, ‘I love you always’ and ‘HUUUUUUGE’.
People on Twitter have taken the ‘sry I dipped’ as an apology from Ariana for ending their engagement and the feels are flying:
what ariana wrote on each page in the thank, u next burnbook. we love a girl with class.
sean: so cute, so sweet (could still get it)
ricky: great dancer, good times man, friends forever
— syd 보라해 // 196 (@bangtanftariana) November 30, 2018
— sheesh (@sorryidippedYUH) November 30, 2018
It’s not just the ‘Burn Book’ bit that’s got tongues wagging.
Among the cast of celebrity cameos, including Kris Jenner and Jonathan Bennett (Mean Girls’ Aaron Samuels), Legally Blonde star Jennifer Coolidge plays a part in a cut scene which has big implications.
I mean, he was really cute, you know. And he was, he was really big.
Well I’ve only gone out with one guy that had a big front tooth, and I liked it cos… he never got anything stuck in the front teeth.
Have you ever gone out with someone who didn’t have any teeth at all?
Time rewatch these naughties classics I think.
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Charlie Cocksedge is a journalist at UNILAD. He graduated from the University of Manchester with an MA in Creative Writing, where he learnt how to write in the third person, before getting his NCTJ. His work has also appeared in such places as The Guardian, PN Review and the bin.