Selena Gomez and Julia Michaels get matching tattoos after surprise duet

Selena Gomez and Julia Michaels have cemented their friendship with matching tattoos.

The 27-year-old singer took to Instagram to share a picture of the moment she and Julia got inked with matching arrow etchings on their thumbs, writing: “It’s tatted.. my arrow points to you forever.”

Julia shared the same snap on her Instagram Stories, and captioned it: “Always to you baby. Love you @selenagomez.”


It’s understood that they were given the ink by tattoo artists Brad Reis and London Reese backstage at The Fonda Theatre in Los Angeles following Julia’s concert there on Monday night, during which Selena joined her on stage for a surprise duet of their collaboration Anxiety – which the pair wrote together along with Ian Kirkpatrick and Scott Harris.

Sitting on a bench together, the pair wrapped their arms around one another as they sang lyrics including: “Feel like I’m always apologising for feeling/Like I’m out of my mind when I’m doing just fine/And my exes all say that I’m hard to deal with/And I admit it, yeah.”

They ended their performance with a kiss, which Selena shared a picture of on her Instagram Stories alongside a black heart emoji.

After Monday’s concert, Julia posted a video of her and Selena’s performance on her Instagram page and expressed her disbelief at just how far she’s come as she wrote: “I’m kind of convinced these last few days aren’t real. Thank you @selenagomez for the most epic headline show I’ve ever played. I love you beyond words and I’m so happy we finally got to sing our baby together.”

Selena and Julia have long been friends and songwriting partners – Julia is credited as a co-writer on Selena’s new tunes Lose You to Love Me and Look at Her Now.