2018 was a year full of tears and feats for Ariana Grande, culminating with the Billboard Woman of the Year honor she received earlier this week.
“I find it interesting that this has been one of the best years of my career and the worst of my life,” she said as she accepted the award, later adding that “I have everything I’ve ever dreamt of having, and as of late I’ve discovered that it’s the things I’ve always had and the people I’ve always had that still make me the happiest.”
Hours after accepting the award, Grande decided to pay New York-based tattoo artist Mira Mariah a visit to add to her growing collection of tattoos and opted for a delicate image of a giant moon and sun on her left hand which she featured in the post below with an emoji.
The tattoo artist, Mira, couldn’t keep herself from taking the credit for the incredible piece of art she created for the Woman of the Year.
It’s no secret Grande is a fan of celestial-themed images; her “God Is a Woman” video saw her sitting on top of planet Earth in one scene and hula-hooping with the galaxy in another. Grande also had a crescent moon tattooed behind her ear in 2015.
Ariana was accompanied by her friends and family, including brother Frankie, and her Nonna, who also got a tattoo that night—her first, in fact. Nonna didn’t go the celestial route. Instead, she opted to memorialize her late husband Frank Grande, who died in 2014, with a tattoo of his nickname, Ciccio. In one of Ariana’s Instagram Stories, the singer asked her grandma how she was feeling after the process. Nonna, like the champ she is, simply replied, “I feel fine.”
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We hope for the coming year to bring loads of success and happiness for our favorite pop star, Ariana.