Update: Ever since it was reported that Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson had broken off their engagement, not only have fans been questioning what this final Grande-inspired cover-up tattoo really meant for the couple, but also Davidson's feelings on the nine other tattoos he got in honor of Grande. Speaking for the first time since the split during a comedy set over the weekend, Davidson admitted that, yeah, those probably weren't the best idea.
“So, obviously you know I, we, broke up or whatever. But when me and her first got engaged, we got tattoos," he told the crowd. “And it was like in a magazine like, 'Was Pete Davidson stupid?' And 93% of it said yes. So my boy, he was like, ‘Don't listen to that shit, man. They're literally fucking haters.’ And I'm like, yeah, fuck that. I'm not stupid. And the other day we were in my kitchen and he was like, ‘Yo bro. Turns out you were stupid.’”
This post was originally published on October 10, 2018.
In the game of celebrity couples getting tattoos to show their love, Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson continue to reign supreme. After inking several matching couple tattoos and individual homage tattoos in honor of one another, Davidson is now going as far as to cover up his existing Ariana tattoos with even more Ariana tattoos. (Running out of real estate, maybe?)
One of Davidson's very first Grande-inspired tattoos, a Dangerous Woman bunny mask on his neck, has now been covered up with a large black heart. Beside the heart is also a single initial: "A," presumably for his fiancé.
Fans spotted the new ink on the latest episode of Saturday Night Live and the rumors started swirling.
Davidson has a history of covering up tattoos with more tattoos. Notably when he and Grande first started dating, he covered up a portrait of his ex-girlfriend, Cazzie David. And he's covered up non-relationship-inspired tattoos as well, including his notorious "Swag Is Forever" tattoo, which he disguised with a huge shark.
Obviously since Davidson has chosen to cover up this tattoo with some more Ariana-inspired ink, there's no real need to fret about their relationship status. This all comes less than one month after Pete got a giant "Ariana" inked on his ribcage. And changing your mind about a personal tattoo doesn't immediately imply a breakup at all. It's also worth noting Grande has distanced herself from her Dangerous Woman period, so maybe those bunny ears had started to feel outdated to both of them.
Clearly with this couple, tattoos are their love language — and it looks stronger than ever.