Selena Gomez got her new piercing while on a nice night out with pals.
Girlpool (Avery Tucker and Harmony Tividad, Gomez’s pals) and the Rare Beauty founder, 29, went out to eat and then decided to take a spontaneous trip to a Build-A-Bear Workshop store for fun. But things didn’t go according to plan for the group.
Gomez and her pals couldn’t find the Build-A-Bear store when they arrived at a mall less than 30 minutes before it closed. So the gang decided on the spur of the moment to get body piercings.
Selena Gomez had a helix piercing, which she flaunted on Girlpool’s TikTok on Tuesday, while one of her friends got a belly button ring.
Gomez can be seen peacefully sitting in a studio chair getting her ear cartilage pierced in the TikTok video.
When Gomez turned to show off her new hoop helix piercing, she said, “Got something! Right here.”
Fans chimed in to express their admiration for the musician’s latest beauty choice.
“Omg Selena has a piercing,” one admirer wrote, expressing their delight and surprise. “Friends who get piercings together, stay together,” said another, emphasizing the evening’s wonderful moments. “This is everything I need in a friend group and more,” wrote another user, possibly best expressing how we all felt seeing the video.
While Selena Gomez has two holes in each earlobe, she appears to prefer tattoos to piercings, with at least 15 different motifs tattooed on her body.
Several of her tats, such as the cross on her collarbone and the praying hands on her thigh, have religious connotations. “LXXVI” on her neck and the number 1 on her ribcage are honours to family members and friends.
Going platinum blonde in April, Gomez has been playing with her appearance in other ways as well. She recently stated of the extravagant dye job, “I had the best time. I felt like I could do crazy things with my hair or try new looks with my makeup. It was just so much fun … I felt so cool and edgy.”
Even though she’s gone back to her brunette roots, her new piercing might help her regain some of that edge.
In recent months, Gomez has been busier than ever with the release of her new Hulu show Only Murders in the Building (which was just renewed for a second season) and the continued growth of her cosmetics brand, Rare Beauty.