The "No Tears Left to Cry" singer shared a photo of her latest tattoo — a bee behind her left ear.
forever ☁️ pic.twitter.com/mI61BiF640— Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) May 24, 2018
The industrious buzzing bug has long been considered a civic symbol for the city of Manchester.
The worker bee has been associated with the city since the Industrial Revolution, when factories were referred to as beehives and workers were likened to busy bees. It has been included in the city's official coat of arms since 1842.
Since the terrorist attack last year, the bee has appeared in numerous tributes. Grande herself has frequently incorporated the bee emoji into her own commemorative messages.
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— Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) May 22, 2018
☁️ ♡ 🐝— Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) May 22, 2018
so wish i were there with u all today. u have no idea. love you so v much. pic.twitter.com/quoUWllH8B— Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) May 22, 2018
imy guys a lot n jus wanna hug u all so tight today— Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) May 23, 2018
As previously reported, a suicide bomber attacked the Manchester Arena during Grande's concert on May 22 of last year, killing 22 people and leaving hundreds injured.