It’s been over four months since Mac Miller passed away, and ex-girlfriend Ariana Grande continues to honor him however she can. The pair split up just months before his untimely death in September 2018 after he accidentally overdosed on a mixture of cocaine, fentanyl, and alcohol.
The tragic news allegedly caused Grande and her then-fiancé Pete Davidson to break up, and since then Grande has paid tribute to her former lover.
On Monday, Grande performed a show in Albany, New York, the first stop on her worldwide “Sweetener” tour. While fans filed in and waited for Grande to take to the stage and start the show, Grande made sure that Miller’s songs were playing in the background. When Grande was dating Davidson, she inked herself with “8418,” Davidson’s father’s FDNY badge number, a beautiful tribute considering his father died responding to the World Trade Center bombing on September 11, 2001. Yet, she covered that tattoo with one that was dedicated to Miller’s dog, Myron.
Grande also got a tattoo of the word “Always” on her ribcage, another piece of ink that was for Davidson. She recently updated that one as well with leaves completed by tattoo artist Mira Mariah, also known as GirlNewYork. “Post run thrus, 3 am with @girlknewyork 🙂 not a cover up just evolvin ? also, our show opens tomorrow. i love u and i’m so grateful. see u soon,” Grande wrote on Instagram.
Mariah mirrored the same image on her Instagram page and wrote, “Middle of the night leaves on the queen. I love you thank you this is all! So! Exciting! Happy tour ???”