An inspo guide to Selena Gomez's tattoos and all of her meaningful inks

Want some inspo from Selena Gomez's tattoos? Here's an overview of all her stylish ink

three images showing Selena Gomez's tattoos, with close-ups of a tattoo on her wrist and on her neck, with the centre picture depicting Selena smiling and wearing a purple, silk dress in an orange and pink template
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Want some inspo from Selena Gomez's tattoos? The singer, actress and Rare Beauty mogul has quite the collection of body art these days with her collection of micro tattoos—from nods to her music career to some cute, matching ink with close friend, Nicola Peltz. Here's a walkthrough of Selena's tats...

If you've been on the hunt for some tiny tattoo inspo or perhaps some tattoo ideas for couples, who better to turn to than the Only Murders In The Building actress, Selena? She's got everything from teeny cursive letters to full-on watercolor-style flower tattoos—so whatever your style, there's a Selena tattoo for you!

And while she's keeping tight-lipped on her rumored new relationship (if you didn't know, Selena is reportedly dating Drew Taggart), she's very open about her delicate body illustrations and ink dedications. So, here's a guide to some of Selena's tattoos...

How many tattoos does Selena Gomez have?

According to Insider, Selena Gomez is thought to have around 17 tattoos scattered across her body, including on her neck, hips and wrists. Most of her tattoos are on the smaller side, but she does have a few larger tattoos—namely on her back.

Her tats include numbers—often meaningful dates—as well as letters or words and a few illustrations.

Selena Gomez's tattoo meanings:

Selena Gomez's wrist and arm tattoos

So, let's take a closer look at these tattoos, shall we?

Selena actually has several small tattoos dotted around her wrists and arms—though not as many as Hailey Bieber's tattoos, which cover both of her hands—but still a fair few!

One of these said wrist tattoos is an arrow, which Selena got alongside her friend Julia Michaels, which sits just below their thumbs. She also has a matching semi-colon tattoo on her wrist, with some of the 13 Reasons Why Cast. According to Cosmopolitan, the semicolon stands for Project Semicolon, which is a mental health non-profit organization.

Selena also has a tattoo of the number '4' on her arm, which is again, a matching tattoo that she shares with three of her friends (including Raquelle Stevens).

The meaning behind the number, Selena shared herself, writing: "4 because these women have stayed by my side for 7 years, 4 because you are my 4 for the rest of my life." How cute is that?

She also has a musical note on her right-hand wrist, which she explained to Access Hollywood, saying: "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." 

The newest addition to her tattoo collection, is a matching best friend tattoo with friend Nicola Peltz, with the pair debuting the word "angel" on their forearms, on NYE.

Selena Gomez's neck tattoos

Selena also has a number of neck tattoos, including a cursive "G" behind her left ear, for her sister Gracie, and the date 1976 in roman numerals on the back of her neck.

Her tattoo artist Bang Bang told The Daily Mail that this tattoo, in particular, was in "tribute to a family member"— it's thought that family member is her mom, Mandy Teefey, who was born in 1976.

Selena also has a dainty cross on her collarbone and the word "Rare"—a nod to her hit song and Selena's makeup brand—under her right ear.

Selena Gomez's roman numeral neck tattoo, pictured as she attends the opening ceremony and screening of "The Dead Don't Die" during the 72nd annual Cannes Film Festival on May 14, 2019 in Cannes, France.

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Selena Gomez's hip tattoos

On her hips, Selena has a detailed tattoo of two hands, joined in prayer and holding rosary beads—as well as the phrase "God Who Strengthens Me" down her right hip.

Selena Gomez's back tattoo

Accompanying her wrist and arm tats, Selena also has a few tattoos on her back including a large, pink watercolor rose (again designed and tatted by Bang Bang) and  "Love Yourself First" in Arabic on her right side.

Completely her collection, the My Mind & Me star also has "sunshine" inked on her foot.

Naomi Jamieson
Lifestyle News Writer

Naomi is a Lifestyle News Writer with the Women's Lifestyle team, where she covers everything from entertainment to fashion and beauty, as well as TikTok trends for Woman&Home, after previously writing for My Imperfect Life and GoodTo. Interestingly though, Naomi actually has a background in design, having studied illustration at Plymouth University but lept into the media world in 2020, after always having a passion for writing and earned her Gold Standard diploma in Journalism with the NCTJ.

Before working for Future Publishing’s Lifestyle News team, she worked in the Ad production team. Here she wrote and designed adverts on all sorts of things, which then went into print magazines across all genres. Now, when she isn’t writing articles on celebs, fashion trends, or the newest shows on Netflix, you can find her drinking copious cups of coffee, drawing and probably online shopping.