On Tuesday, celebrity tattoo artist Bang Bang shared Selena Gomez’s new watercolor tattoo across her back, showing off a pink rose dripping with black and red after first teasing it in black and white in earlier posts. On Wednesday, he shared a clip of model and actress Cara Delevingne with her shirt off and ribs exposed, showing she had the same tattoo along her torso. The close friends were matching.
“I had so much fun making these tattoos— thanks for always trusting me Cara,” the tattoo artist captioned the post. “Fyi I didn’t tell them til the end that these were my first watercolor tattoos ever.”
In his Tuesday post of Gomez, he wrote, “Thank you for always being wonderful,” tagging Gomez.
Delevingne and Gomez are both 29-years-old and have long been friends. The model was recently cast on Gomez’s Hulu series Only Murders in the Building for the second season. It’s not clear yet what the meaning of the tattoo is, but Gomez has matching tattoos with a few of her friends as does Delevingne, who has matching ink with her ex-girlfriend Ashley Benson and friends Paris Jackson and Kaia Gerber.
Gomez has 16 tattoos, including a musical note, the Arabic words for “love yourself first,” the roman numerals LXXVI, a small cross, and the word “Rare,” referencing her last album. Each tattoo is intended to commemorate an important moment in her life, and in this case seems to be marking an important relationship.
In mid-November Gomez and Delevingne were spotted out at a New York Knicks game together and shared a sweet kiss for the Madison Square Garden Kiss Cam. Once on screen, Gomez leaned over to give Delevingne a peck on the cheek as her friend giggled.
It definitely seems like a friendship worth commemorating.