After playing Pokémon Let's Go Eevee for 15 straight hours, Ariana Grande decided to pay tribute to the addictive game by inking its star on her arm.
Pokémon is the franchise that just won't go away. That may sound negative on the surface but we definitely don't intend it to come across that way. We are lovers of all things Pokémon and have been ever since it first burst onto the scene more than 20 years ago. The revitalization it has undergone in recent years has allowed us to relive our childhood, and also introduced the world to a whole new generation of kids.
We here at TheThings consider ourselves to be pretty hardcore Pokémon fans. However, we're not sure how fanatic we are about the franchise on a sliding scale. We buy all the games, we watch the show, we go to see the movies. We even bought the trading cards once upon a time, or had our parents buy them for us if we're being completely transparent. We're not sure we would go to the same lengths as Ariana Grande when it comes to celebrating our Pokémon fandom, though.
Earlier this year, the singer revealed via an Instagram story that she has an ode to Pokémon tattooed on her inner arm. An Eevee, to be exact. If you're going to get a Pokémon tattooed onto your body, Eevee is definitely a strong choice. A tweet from Grande right after she revealed her tattoo to the world shed some light on why she opted for Eevee.
honestly. yesterday i had a day off and i played pokémon let’s go eevee for fifteen hours. honestly.— Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) January 13, 2019
When asked what games the singer plays on her Nintendo Switch by a fan, Grande replied "yesterday I had a day off and I played Pokémon Let’s Go Eevee for fifteen hours." Not only do we completely understand (the game is insanely addictive) but if you love a game that much, we're not surprised you'd want to take a part of it around with you on a more permanent basis.
Fans of Grande will know all too well that this is far from her first tattoo. It isn't even her first anime inspired ink. Last summer, the pop star had Spirited Away's Chihiro tattooed on her arm. While we aren't as familiar with that franchise as we are with Pokémon, we are still big fans of the tattoo.