It seems like even tattoos cover-ups last longer than diamonds do, for singer Ariana Grande, and her ex-fiancé, Pete Davidson. Though the pair has steadily been covering up the tattoos they got for each other throughout their short-lived engagement, their newest attempts at erasing each other from their lives look similar… a little too similar if we’re being honest here.
Fans everywhere were quick to notice both of the cover-ups and their obvious similarities. In June, Pete got a tribute to his then-girlfriend with a tattoo of her Dangerous Woman album artwork on his neck. The cute little bunny mask Ari has sported in the past is now a deep black heart tattoo, undoubtedly Pete’s way of removing the meaning from a pretty meaningful decision.
Ari took similar steps to remove the meaning from a pretty meaningful decision herself –– you might remember the most obvious Pete-centric tattoo Ari got, when she had his name inked on her left ring finger. That tattoo has turned into, you guessed it, a black heart where her ex-fiancé’s name used to be. On the heels of their break up, Ari covered the original tat of Pete’s name with a band-aid for her first post-split performance on NBC’s A Very Wicked Halloween musical special.
The new cover up tat is on full display in a recent sneak peek of Ariana’s highly anticipated new video for her song ‘thank u, next.’ In the screengrab from the video, we can see Ari holding a Mean Girls-esque ‘Burn Book’, and the effect of her cover up tat next to the iconic imagery isn’t lost on us.
Considering ‘thank u, next’ is all about Ariana’s struggles with her past relationships, it wouldn’t surprise us to see a lot of Pete allusions when the video finally drops. But if these cover-ups are anything to go by, maybe Ari and Pete are really trying to move on. Just let them write a few breakup tracks and cover a few tattoos and they’ll be good.