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Ariana Grandeโ€™s Touching Tattoo For The MCR Heroes + What The Bee Represents ๐Ÿ

One year on and the 24-year-old singer has a new Manchester Bee inked behind her ear โค๏ธ

One year ago, 22 people (mainly children) were killed after an attack at the Manchester Arena where Ariana Grande had just performed in front of thousands of fans on May 22nd, 2017.

Ariana Grande had the iconic Manchester 'Bee' tattooed behind her ear in tribute to the 22 victims who died at her concert a year ago - Picture courtesy of Instagram / @girlknewyork
Ariana Grande had the iconic Manchester ‘Bee’ tattooed behind her ear in tribute to the 22 victims who died at her concert a year ago – Picture courtesy of Instagram / @girlknewyork

In tribute to the 22 victims, Ariana posted an Instagram picture of a Bee behind her left ear. The Bee is a well-known symbol in Manchester, which dates back to the Industrial Revolution when the factories were known as โ€˜Beehivesโ€™.

Ariana Grande wore a 'One Love Manchester' sweater as she performed at the tribute concert a week after the deadly attacks - Pictures courtesy of Getty Images Pool / One Love Manchester
Ariana Grande wore a ‘One Love Manchester’ sweater as she performed at the tribute concert a week after the deadly attacks – Pictures courtesy of Getty Images Pool / One Love Manchester

The Bee represents working hard together and in 1842 it was incorporated into the official Manchester Coat of Arms and also used on the Manchester Brewery logo, Boddingtons.

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The Bee also has now become a lasting image associated with the attack and the local newspaper, The Manchester Evening News, published a striking front cover on the anniversary with Bees forming a heart with all the names of the victims below.

The Manchester Evening News published this striking front cover a year after the attacks with the iconic Bees forming a heart - Picture courtesy of Metro / Manchester Evening News
The Manchester Evening News published this striking front cover a year after the attacks with the iconic Bees forming a heart – Picture courtesy of Metro / Manchester Evening News

On Instagram Ariana posted her new Bee tattoo with the simple caption: โ€œforever โ˜โ€

Arian Grande posted a picture of her new 'Manchester Bee' tattoo on her Instagram account with the caption "forever โ˜๏ธ" - Picture courtesy of Instagram / @ariangrande
Arian Grande posted a picture of her new ‘Manchester Bee’ tattoo on her Instagram account with the caption “forever โ˜” – Picture courtesy of Instagram / @ariangrande

Ariana also posted this message on Twitter:

Thinking of you all today and every day. I love you with all of me and am sending you all of the light and warmth I have to offer on this challenging day.

You can donate to the victims via the Just Giving page below:

We Love Manchester Emergency Fund

โ€œThe British Red Cross, a charity incorporated by Royal Charter 1908, helps people in crisis, whoever and wherever they are. And when the crisis is over, we help them to recover and move on with their lives.โ€

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Written by CK Whittle

Manchester, Los Angeles, London, Vancouver and Cornwall. Senior Editor at Celeb WotNot and firm believer that chips belong in a fry-up.

His father founded one of the biggest news agencies in Britain and this excitable Mancunian is following in his footsteps.

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