An R29 staffer adds that the Arabic words essentially mean "love yourself first." He also points out that Selena has shared photos where she's wearing a necklace with her name written in Arabic.
With Cara's reminder to breathe deep[ly] and Selena's message of self-acceptance, could positive-affirmation body art officially be a trend? Ahead, some more celeb tats with a self-help spin.
Bang Bang is also responsible for Demi Lovato's positive ink, which reads "Now I'm a warrior."
"Breathe deep" isn't Cara's first affirmational tat. Bang Bang scrawled "Don't worry, be happy" on her ribcage earlier this year.
Miley Cyrus has "just breathe," which is reportedly a tribute to a friend, tattooed on her ribcage.
Yo 2014! If you ain't scuuuurd of me just ask 2013 what's up ❤️❤️❤️ pic.twitter.com/qbb4m4NVeC— Miley Ray Cyrus (@MileyCyrus) December 31, 2013
Miley also has "love" written on her ear, which she says is a reminder to tune out negativity and focus on the positive.
Rihanna has "Never a failure, always a lesson" tattooed on her shoulder. It's written backward so RiRi can easily read it when she looks in the mirror.
Bang Bang also did Rihanna's Sanskrit prayer tattoo. It's meant to read "forgiveness, honesty, suppression, and control," but, apparently, it's misspelled, so it reads "long suffering, truthfulness, self-restraint, inward calm, fear, and fearlessness."
This, of course, brings up another important reminder about getting tattoos in a non-native language. Always have them proofed by someone who reads and speaks said language before having them permanently inscribed on your body. Otherwise, shine on, you positively affirmational diamond.