Ariana Grande's barbeque grill tattoo
Talk about a classic case of bad ink! Ari recently got a tattoo as a nod to her 7 Rings song but we wish she stuck to English instead. She initially posted a photo of her new tattoo showing Japanese characters to represent the song's title but while each character meant 'seven' and 'circles' respectively, together they translated to 'Japanese barbeque grill'. After a huge wave of comments online, Ari then tried to correct her tattoo by consulting with her language tutor but again made the mistake to put the correction character below the tattoo than above it. And as Japanese characters are read from top to bottom, right to left, the tattoo now reads 'Japanese barbeque finger'.
But that's not the end of it! Some fans, however, are coming to Ariana's defence by correcting actual Japanese people who are pointing out the mistake by saying that if you read it left to right, it reads 'seven rings'. We're not sure if the plot will thicken even more but for us, there are two main points to this scenario: one, kanji is really hard to deal with, and two, without proper learning, guidance and deep cultural understanding of something foreign, you might want to stick to something familiar before permanently marking it to your body.
Louis Vuitton launches wireless earbuds
Even if people made a lot of fun of Apple's AirPods when it launched, it was still immediately embraced by their consumers. And now, taking the wireless earbuds to new heights is luxury label Louis Vuitton who are launching their own set for a whopping USD995 a pair. The design is said to be available in white, red, black and blue LV stripes. While it's not available for purchase yet, famous personalities like Miley Cyrus and Jeffree Star have already teased the product in their respective social media platforms. We can only guess that this move will spark a new wave of luxe earbuds from other labels in the months to come.