Ariana Grande’s 93-Year-Old Grandma Got Her First Tattoo and Didn’t Even Flinch
Ariana Grande’s grandma isn’t a regular grandma, she’s a cool grandma — one that apparently gets tattoos.
The 25-year-old singer celebrated her recent Billboard Woman of the Year honor with her sweet grandmother Marjorie (aka Nonna) on Thursday night by doing what she does best: Getting some new ink.
The pint-sized pop star visited Brooklyn-based tattoo artist Mira Mariah, who’s also responsible for Grande’s bumblebee and Spirited Away ink, for her latest tattoo. She debuted the new piece on Instagram hours after attending Billboard’s Women in Music ceremony, where she gave an emotional speech that referenced her rather difficult year, including the end of her engagement to Pete Davidson and the loss of her ex-boyfriend Mac Miller to a drug overdose, per People's report.
“I want to say that I find it interesting that this has been one of the best years of my career and the worst of my life,” she said. “I’m not saying that for sympathy, I’m just saying that because I think a lot people would look at someone in my position right now … and think, ‘ She’s really got her shit together,’ Ya know? Like, ‘She’s really on it.’ Like, ‘She’s got it all.’”
Perhaps a nod to the polarity of life, she chose a celestial mash up of the sun and the moon printed on the middle of her left hand, according to a close-up shot posted to Instagram by Mariah.
Nonna, not to be left out, joined in on the fun by getting her very first tattoo at 93-years-old. The “Thank U, Next” singer documented the whole experience on her Instagram stories. Nonna got inked with the Italian pet name “Ciccio” on the inside of her left ring finger as a tribute to her late husband, Frank Grande, who died in 2014.
Nonna was super chill about the whole experience, and was apparently hoping for “a little bit more excitement.” She didn’t even flinch the whole time she was getting her tattoo, telling the room full of family and friends, “you don’t know what pain is.”
Who knew that Nonna was such a boss?