Ariana Grande has taken yet another step to honor the victims of the Manchester attack. The 23-year-old singer and a few members from her tour crew got a tattoo of the Manchester bee in order to commemorate the suicide bombing attack.
The bee is a famous symbol of Manchester because it symbolizes the “city’s hard-working past, during the Industrial revolution.” According to Manchester Evening News, “In the 1800s Manchester was awash with textile mills that were commonly described as ‘hives of activity’ and the workers inside them compared to bees.”
One particular tattoo artist, Sam Barber, created a milestone to raise around $13,000 for the victims of the terror attack by tattooing the bee. Until recently, he has been successful in not only achieving his goal but also raising around $509,000.
Tattoo artists from all around the world have joined hands in order to raise money for the victims of the terror attack.
The bombing that occurred on May 22, at Ariana Grande’s concert in Manchester, killed 23 people while injuring more than 59. The bomber was also killed along with the victims.
This is not the first time Grande has showed her support and love for the victims of the terror attack. Recently, a benefit concert One Love Manchester was held on June 4 in memory of the victims of the Manchester attack.
Famous celebrities including Katy Perry, Miley Cyrus, Justin Bieber, Pharrell Williams, The Black Eyed Peas, Liam Gallagher, Robbie Williams, Little Mix, Niall Horan and Coldplay joined Grande in raising $2 million for the We Love Manchester Emergency Fund.
The concert was aired on BBC and was reported that it attracted the largest TV audience with almost 14 million viewers. Fans attended the concert while proudly wearing shirts with slogans that read “We stand together.”
Grande also paid tribute to the victims by sharing a series of pictures on Instagram. One of the pictures showed a group of young girls holding a sign that read “No Fear” at the Manchester benefit concert.
Before commencing the concert, a minute’s silence was held in the memory of the victims who lost their lives in the terror attack. Gande had previously formed the list of songs she wanted to perform in the concert. However, the mother of one of the victims told her that her daughter would have wanted to hear the hit songs. So, Grande changed the list.
Fans have been supporting Grande for bravely singing at the benefit concert and remembering the victims. “Thank you for what you did last night Ariana,” a fan wrote. “The money you have raised is remarkable and the way you have given your fans joy in the amidst of despair is beautiful.”
Grande, who remained unharmed in the terrorist attack, resumed her Dangerous Woman tour in Paris. She sang “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” in the tour after singing it at the One Love Manchester concert.
Prior to the show, she uploaded a picture of the Eiffel Tower on Instagram and wrote, “First show back tonight. Thinking of our angels every step of the way. I love you with all my heart. Grateful for and incredibly proud of my band, dancers and entire crew. I love you I love you.”