Selena Gomez is no stranger to the tattoo parlor. Over the years, the Only Murders in the Building actor has built up a pretty impressive collection, including an ode to her 2020 album and beauty brand Rare, and a sweet commemoration of the date she underwent a kidney transplant. When Gomez’s go-to tattoo studio, Bang Bang NYC, shared a pic of the singer on Dec. 15, it was difficult to see all the details of the design. And after tons of buzz, the studio finally revealed a watercolor-dripping rose on Gomez’s back.
The tattoo studio showed off the design by celebrity tattoo artist Keith Scott “Bang Bang” McCurdy in an Instagram post on Dec. 28. The picture featured a close-up of Gomez’s 17th tat: a rose that floats in between Gomez’s shoulder blades with its petals filled in with soft pinks and purples. Those delicate hues stand out next to the rose’s dripping stem, which McCurdy created using darker gray tones.
Gomez is a regular at Bang Bang NYC and was inked there earlier in 2021. The Rare singer went to McCurdy in April to get a small cross on her collarbone. Bang Bang NYC shared a video of Gomez’s dainty spiritual ink and, similarly to their post of Gomez’s dripping rose, they professed their love for the multi-hyphenate talent. McCurdy is also responsible for most of Gomez’s tattoos, including the prayer hands on her thigh and the Roman numerals on the nape of her neck.
After posting a clearer image of Gomez’s tat, McCurdy revealed that model Cara Delevingne has the same watercolor design. Gomez has yet to share or comment on her new tattoo on her socials, so you’ll have to wait to learn of the meaning behind the dripping rose.