Ariana Grande’s new Japanese tattoo translates to “barbecue grill”

The Kanji translation of her “7 rings” hand tattoo was a topic of discussion on Twitter.

January 30, 2019
Ariana Grande’s new Japanese tattoo translates to “barbecue grill” Jesse Grant/Getty Images

Ariana Grande currently has the number one song in the country with "7 rings." In celebration, Grande got a new tattoo on her hand with the characters “七輪.” In Chinese, this roughly translates to "7 rounds" or "7 wheels," but Twitter was quick to point out that the Japanese Kanji translation is "shichirin," which is a small barbecue grill.

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Grande responded on Twitter by admitting that she left off a number of characters in the translation because "it hurt like fuck" and she "wouldn't have lasted another symbol." She also added that she's a "huge fan of tiny bbq grills," and later deleted the initial Instagram post of her tattoo. Her new album thank u, next, which features a small Japanese character obi strip on its cover, is due out February 8.

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