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Ariana Grande and Her Crew Did the Sweetest Thing to Honour Manchester Forever

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Music Editor
Updated: 6 June 2017
Ariana Grande and members of her tour crew have reportedly got worker bee tattoos as a permanent tribute to Manchester.

According to The Sun, tattoo artists from the Manchester Ink parlour visited the 23-year-old singer and her team backstage at the One Love Manchester gig on Sunday evening.

The worker bee has traditionally been used as a symbol of the city’s hardworking past since the Industrial Revolution.

After suicide bomber Salman Abedi killed 22 people at Ariana’s Manchester Arena gig last month, many people across the city got bee tattoos inked as a tribute to the victims.

Grande won widespread praise after organising the massive benefit gig which featured performances from Katy Perry, Miley Cyrus, Liam Gallagher, Pharrell Williams, Coldplay, the Black Eyed Peas and others.

She told the crowd: ‘I want to thank you so much for coming together and being so loving and strong and unified. I love you guys so much and I think that the kind of love and unity we’re displaying is the medicine that the world really needs right now. So I want to thank you for being just that.’

The show, which was broadcast on the BBC, was watched by an average of 10.9 million viewers, with a peak audience of 14.5 million.

Grande’s song ‘One Last Time’ is on course to hit number one this week following a fan campaign.