Pete Davidson has turned his Ariana Grande tribute tattoo into something really sad

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Last year during their whirlwind romance, Pete Davidson and Ariana Grande inked themselves with about 12 tattoos between them that commemorated their mutual adoration.

However, since the split, the formerly engaged couple have begun the process of changing all of those tattoos, and Pete has chosen a rather grim way to cover up one of them.

The tattoo was on the back of his neck, made to match one Ariana had previously gotten. It’s the phrase ‘Mille Tendresse’, French for ‘a million tendernesses’ and coming from one of Ariana’s favourite films, Breakfast at Tiffany’s.

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In an Instagram post from tattoo artist Jon Mesa, Pete Davidson shows off a fresh tattoo of an owl – but also revealed what now sits in place of his ‘Mille Tendresse’.

Fans quickly noticed that the tattoo he once shared with Ariana appears to have been scribbled out in red ink and replaced with the word ‘cursed’ in a bold, black font. It's basically the opposite of the original tat.

The popular assumption is that the cover-up tattoo is a slight by Pete directed at his ex, however, the general break-up energy seems more sad than malicious. 

‘Cursed’ could be referring to a lot of things – jinxing the relationship with tattoo optimism, the tragedy of Ariana’s ex Mac Miller passing away during their time together, a statement of self-blame, a broader statement about his relationship track record – it’s impossible to know.

But it’s definitely not an optimistic tattoo, and hopefully Pete's mental health is more positive than the grimness expressed in this ink.

And now, we're sad. 

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