Ariana Grande got a tribute tattoo for the Manchester bombing victims

As did her entire crew

Words by Jadie Troy-Pryde

Just two weeks after her Manchester Arena gig was targeted by a terrorist attack, Ariana Grande made her way back to the city in what is being hailed as the greatest unity against terrorism that we’ve seen.

She spent the weekend visiting victims in hospital and talking to those affected before putting on a sell-out show to 50,000 people alongside her celebrity pals including Miley Cyrus, Katy Perry and Justin Bieber to name a few. The emotional One Love gig is said to have raised over £2 million for the victims and families of the attack that killed 22 people and left dozens of others critically injured.

But the 23 year-old singer didn’t stop there. While Ariana and her team were in the city, they reportedly got matching bee tattoos. The insect is Manchester’s symbol and the inking is said to be a tribute to the city and the victims of the attack on May 22nd.

Many have praised Ariana for everything she has done in the wake of the attack – from donating her own money to the victims, offering to pay for the funerals and visiting those in hospital – and now some are even petitioning for her to receive a damehood for organising the gig.
During the show which was aired to millions of people on Sunday, Ariana said: ‘I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for being here today. I want to thank you so much for coming together and being so loving and strong and unified. I love you guys so much and I think that the kind of love and unity you’re displaying is the kind of medicine that the world really needs right now.’

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