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Ariana Grande gets iconic Manchester tribute tattoo with dancers

Many people across Manchester have got symbolic bee tattoos

by Sharnaz Shahid

The bee symbol has once again become a prominent sign of Manchester after last month's horrific terror attack in the city. And now it has been reported that Ariana Grande and her dancers from her Dangerous Woman tour have all decided to get the same tattoo of the bee as a sweet tribute to the 22 people who were killed and the several others who were badly injured. According to The Sun, the pop star and her crew got the body art from Manchester Ink following Sunday's emotional One Love Manchester concert.

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Ariana Grande has reportedly got bee tattoo as a tribute

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The bee is a symbol of Manchester's industrial past, with people across the city getting bee tattoos in the wake of the attack to show their solidarity with the victims. Shortly after the attack, tattoo artists in the area launched an appeal to raise money for those who were affected. Artists have offered them for £50, with all of the profits going to the Crowdfunder appeal. Tattoo parlours in Bristol, Glasgow, and reportedly as far as Australia and New York have taken part in the campaign which was started by Stalybridge-based tattoo artist Sam Barber.

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The bee is a symbol of Manchester's industrial past

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On Sunday evening, 23-year-old Ariana poured her heart out as she sang her hit songs to a 50,000-strong crowd at her One Love Manchester concert. Even after London's horrific terror attack the night before, Manchester came together to watch likes of Robbie Williams and Take That perform. Other acts included Katy Perry and Coldplay, while Miley Cyrus joined Pharrell Williams on stage to sing a new version of his smash single Happy before singing a rendition of a song called Inspired. Overcome with emotion, Ariana told the crowd: "I want to thank you so much for coming tonight and being so happy and strong and unified. I love you guys so much. This night is the kind of thing the world really needs right now." It has since been reported that the One Love Manchester concert has notched up a new record. It has become the biggest TV show of the year so far after attracting a peak of more than 14 million viewers.