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Selena Gomez 15 Tattoos and Meanings

Posted on November 4, 2020

Selena Gomez is an American singer and actress known for her starring role as Alex Russo on Disney Channel’s Wizards of Waverly Place. She began her acting career with Barney and Friends at age seven.
Over the years, Selena has debuted a number of new tattoos, each with special meanings. As of 2020, she boasted a collection of 15 tattoos. Let us take a look at the ones she has and the meanings they hold.

Rare Tattoo

She has a tattoo, on the right side of her neck. It’s a tribute to her latest album “Rare.”

Selena Gomez new Rare word Tattoo on her neck
Selena Gomez / Instagram
Selena Gomez Rare Neck Tattoo
Selena Gomez / Instagram

Pair of hands in prayer holding a rosary

Her “raretattoo comes less than two months after she got a thigh tattoo of a pair of giant hands in prayer holding a rosary, referencing her lifestyle, culture, and upbringing.

Selena Gomez prayer holding hands tattoo on hip
Selena Gomez / Instagram

Music Note On Wrist

She has a simple music note tattoo on her right wrist. This was her first tattoo in 2012. “I was named after a singer,” she told Access Hollywood.

Selena Gomez music note tattoo on her wrist

Everybody thought that it was a heart for some reason, but music is a big influence in my life. I was named after a singer, I’m a singer and a lot of other personal reasons. So, that’s what I got.

Arabic Line On Back

The brunette beauty has a short, Arabic tattoo on her back, under her right shoulder, that translates “love yourself first.”

Selena Gomez arabic back tattoo

Hip Tattoo

Selena Gomez is open about how close she is to her faith. She says “I can do all the things through Christ who strengthens me.

Selena Gomez right hip tattoo

She has tattoo on her right hip, which is a phrase from The Philippians 4:13 verse of the Bible stating “God Strengthens Me.

Roman Numerals On Her Neck

She has a tattoo on the back of her neck in Roman Numerals that reads LXXVI, which is 1976 in Roman numerals.

Selena Gomez roman numerals tattoo on the back of her neck


Her tattooist Keith McCurdy, who designed the tattoo, told that it “was a tribute to a family member who she said means a lot to her. Selena was nervous it might have been painful, so she held her best friend’s hand the whole time. But she did a great job.”

Sunshine Tattoo

The word Sunshine on her foot, is thought to be a tribute to her grandmother as she was the one who raised her when her parents parted ways. She once called her sunshine on Twitter.

Selena Gomez foot tattoo Sunflower

The letter G Behind Her Ear

Behind her ear, Selena has a lowercase g for her half-sister, Gracie Teefey, who was born on June 12, 2013.

Selena Gomez G tattoo behind her ear

OM Sign (x31) On Hip

The singer has a tiny symbol inked on her hip that many believed depicts a variation of the spiritual OM sign.

Selena Gomez number 31 tattoo on her hip

In 2016, she revealed that her tattoo, which appears to read x31 actually represents the date she met one of her best friends.

The Date of Her Kidney Transplant

In an interview she revealed that the tattoo on the back of her right arm represents the date that she had the kidney transplant surgery in order to treat the lupus that she was battling at the time.

Selena Gomez date tattoo on her right arm
Selena Gomez / Instagram

Selena Gomez has several matching tattoos with her friends

In 2019, the singers Gomez and Julia Michaels got matching arrow tattoos on their hands. Gomez posted a picture of the tattoos and wrote “My arrow points to you forever.

Selena Gomez arrow matching tattoos
Selena Gomez / Instagram

Semi-colon On Her Wrist

Selena Gomez and some of the 13 Reasons Why cast members have semicolon tattoos, which is a symbol of suicide prevention of a non-profit organization Project Semicolon. According to the New York Daily News, she got the tattoo along with Alisha Boe and Tommy Dorfman.

Selena Gomez right wrist tattoo
Selena Gomez / Instagram

Number 1 On Rib-Cage

Selena got a number 1 tattoo with her close friend Courtney Lopez, posting a pic of their matching tattoos on Instagram.

Selena Gomez matching tattoo on her ribcage
Selena Gomez / Instagram

She wrote, “You are the definition of FEARFULLY and WONDERFULLY made baby.”

Number 4 On Her Arm

Selena Gomez and her three closest friends all have matching tattoos. “Number 4, because you are my 4 for the rest of my life,” she posted on Instagram in 2018.

Selena Gomez matching tattoo on her arm
Selena Gomez / Instagram
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