Personal meaning

Selena Gomez Explains the Deeply Personal Meaning of Her Matching Tattoo With Cara Delevingne

Tattoo artist Bang Bang showed off one of Selena Gomez’s most spectacular tattoos last month, a pink rose on her back, and the news that her friend and Only murders in the building co-star Cara Delevingne got hers to match. While she Live with Kelly and Ryan interview yesterday, the hosts asked Gomez what the rose meant.

“It means several different things,” Gomez said. “But me and Cara [Delevingne], one of my best friends that I know – I was maybe 16 when I met her – she calls me “Rosebud”. So it’s a nickname, and I’ve always wanted a rose. Now I have one and love it.

She added that Delevingne isn’t the only friend she got tattooed with. “Yes I do [have matching tattoos with friends]!” Gomez said. “I have, in fact, several tattoos with people who have honestly left a significant mark on my life. I have one with Julia Micheals, my mother and my best friends.

Gomez posted an Instagram showing her and BFFs Raquelle Stevens, Ashley Cook and Courtney Lopez getting tattoos in August 2018.

“#4 because these women have stood by me for 7 years (@ashley_cook 12 years) 4, because you are my 4 for the rest of my life,” Gomez wrote at the time. “I love you ladies. You all inspire me to be better, stronger, closer to God and we have already had the CRAZIEST story together. Can’t wait for 50 more!! Ps @ raquellestevens had a real panic attack 🙄 that’s a point!🤦🏽♀️”

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