Ariana Grande Gets Tattoo In Honor of Pete Davidson’s Late Father.
Ariana Grande has added a new ink to her never ending collection of tattoos with a purpose.
The pop artist, engaged to comedian and actor Pete Davidson, just recently inked a tattoo in honor of her fiancé’s late father—a firefighter killed in the 9/11 attacks in the United States. The new tattoo comes in the form of the four numbers “8148,” reports would suggest that this was Scott Davidson’s badge number.
Unsurprisingly, Pete Davidson has the same tattoo on his left forearm, as this isn’t the first time the couple would be getting matching tattoos. Previously, they both got one that reads “H2GKMO” in honor of Ariana’s favorite phrase, “Honest to God, knock me out.” They also copped matching cloud tattoos on their middle fingers.
Ariana’s gesture is rather subtle in relation to Davidson, who has never been shy with his father’s death, notably making jokes about the situation in stand-up routines. This tactic has brought some backlash for the comedian though.
Most recently, a clip surfaced on the Internet where Davidson is seen making a quip of the bombing at Ariana Grande’s concert in Manchester that left 12 people dead last summer. This caused a bit of backlash as the mother of one of the victims spoke out, telling the Sunday Mirror that, “For anyone to joke about this situation is disgusting and I think he should publicly apologize for it.”
Jade Clough, a survivor of the attack show suffered from nerve damage and emotional trauma called the joke “disgusting.”
“This isn’t something to joke about, it was a terrorist attack targeted at children,” said Clough. “You don’t joke about things like that in a stand-up comedy show.”