Can you say awkward? Ariana Grande‘s fiancé, Pete Davidson, recently opened up about his first tattoo experience. Not a big deal, right? We mean, the SNL star is practically a human canvas at this point. Well, as it turns out, Pete’s first tattoo was actually a tribute to Big Sean… you know, the guy Ariana dated for almost a year!
Speaking with Variety, Ari’s husband-to-be dished on the meaning behind his Big Sean ink. “The Big Sean song that had that ‘swerve’ in it, we were like, that’s gonna last forever,” Pete explained. So, naturally, he decided that “swerve life” would be the perfect tat at 17 years old.
Since then, Pete has gone on to get a number of tattoos — including a few dedicated to his future wife. More surprisingly, however, is that Ari has gotten some new ink dedicated to Pete, too! Seeing as the pop star isn’t known for her badass style — high ponytails and cupcake dresses don’t exactly scream hardcore — her fans have definitely been shocked. Most recently, the “God is a woman” singer got Chihiro from the anime film Spirited Away inked on her forearm.
It may not seem like an obvious dedication to Pete, but there’s definitely some connection. According to Ari’s Twitter, she and her man love to watch anime together and Spirited Away is one of their favorites. The 25-year-old also offered some deeper insight into why Chihiro is the perfect choice for her.
“Chihiro’s growth into a capable individual is a core factor to the movement of Spirited Away‘s plot. During her adventure in the Spirit World, she matures from an easily-scared girl with a child-like personality to match her age to a hard-working, responsible, and brave young girl who has learned to put her fears aside for those she cares for,” Ari revealed on Instagram. No shade to Pete, but based on that description, we think Ariana is a bit more adept at choosing tattoos.