Ariana Grande And Her Team Honour Manchester With Tattoos
Ariana Grande took to the stage once again on Sunday night for an emotional benefit concert – less than two weeks after she performed at the Manchester Arena.
The ‘Side to Side’ singer flew back to the city in which 22 people lost their lives and 59 others were injured in a terror attack after her show had just finished.
Grande performed with some of the world’s biggest stars to raise money for the victims of the attack and their families.
Over 450,000 people donated during Sunday’s One Love Manchester concert, raising £2.7 million.
This brings the total to around £10.2 million.
Singing the likes of ‘Where Is The Love?’ with the Black Eyed Peas and ‘Don’t Dream It’s Over’ with Miley Cyrus, Ariana put on an emotional yet empowering show.
If that wasn’t enough, the 23-year old singer found another way of paying tribute to the victims and honouring Manchester.
Shortly after the the concert on Sunday, Ariana and her team were given bee tattoos.
Bees are used as a symbol of the city’s industrial past. The city’s textile mills were described as “hives of activity” in the 1800s – the analogy has stuck ever since.
Numerous people have been getting them tattooed on their bodies since the devastating attack took place.
Tattoo artists have dedicated their time to give people the iconic ink, and the £50 cost of each tattoo goes to the We Love Manchester emergency fund.
The emotional concert aired on BBC1 and attracted a peak of 14.5 million viewers.
Grande’s single ‘One Last Time’, which she closed the show with, rocketed to number two in the official charts.
Liam Gallagher, formerly of the Manchester-based band Oasis, was a surprise guest of the night.
Fans of the band were hoping for his brother, Noel, to join him on stage.
Much to the disappointment of many, Noel didn’t turn up but Liam sang the classic ‘Live Forever’ alongside Chris Martin of Coldplay.