My three best friends from high school all have tattoos, and so far I’m the only one who hasn’t gotten one yet. It’s going to be pretty hard to justify not having one after they see the matching ones Selena Gomez got with her three best friends over the weekend.
Selena documented the process in a series of Instagram posts from inside the tattoo parlor. “#4,” she captioned “Part 2” of the series, “because these women have stayed by my side for 7 years.”
Best friend turned 26. Part 2. #4 because these women have stayed by my side for 7 years (@ashley_cook 12 years) 4, because you are my 4 for the rest of my life. I love you ladies. You all inspire me to be better, stronger, closer to god and we have lived the most INSANE story together already. Can’t wait for 50 more!! Ps @raquellestevens had an actual panic attack 🙄 it’s a dot! 🤦🏽♀️
The squad donning the matching numerals is composed of Selena, Ashley Cook, Courtney Barry (whose 26thbirthday celebration prompted the tattoos), and Raquelle Stevens, who according to Selena “had an actual panic attack.” (I don’t blame Raquelle—I’d be terrified!)
And lastly, my actual #1 @courtneyjbarry you are an incredible woman. The way you handle life’s most confusing moments is indescribable and graceful. You are moved by the littlest stories to the most heartbreaking ones, you will give someone your perfume if they say you smell nice, you are freaking hilarious and always stand firm in your faith, a loving sister, an amazing friend and a beautiful daughter. You are the definition of FEARFULLY and WONDERFULLY made baby! #1
Selena continued the heartfelt captions with a birthday tribute to Courtney. “The way you handle life's most confusing moments is indescribable and graceful.”
As made apparent by her social media posts, Selena has been devoting this past summer to spending time with her lady friends and diving into new creative pursuits. She recently published a series of photos of herself chilling out on a boat, and then followed up by going on Instagram Live and talking about some upcoming projects. Her new album is “sounding amazing,” she says, and she also shared that her favorite track is called “Rare.”
Selena and her friends exemplify how we need a good girl squad to support us during the good times, the bad times, and any time at all. I am slightly more convinced to get matching tattoos with my own girl squad after this. But only slightly.