They’re not keeping it a secret: Pretty Little Liars’ leading ladies Lucy Hale, Ashley Benson, Shay Mitchell, Troian Bellisario, Sasha Pieterse and Janel Parrish showed off their new, matching tattoos on Friday, October 28, in honor of the Freeform series coming to an end one day earlier.
"This happened. Thank you@shamrocksocialclub for taking care of us,” Hale, who stars as passionate Aria Montgomery, wrote. "We couldn't not get tattoos to commemorate the show! And obviously on our ‘shh’ finger.” As fans of the drama know, every episode of the show begins with one of the actresses putting a finger to her lips and whispering, “Shh.”
The stars, who have all been avoiding uber-villain A’s wrath on the drama since 2010, each got ink of their character’s first initial. Parrish (who plays manipulative Mona Vanderwaal) and Benson were the only two who opted for capital letters.
Aside from getting inked to memorialize the show’s seventh and final season, the costars were also celebrating Bellisario’s 31st birthday. "12:01 am and the birthday girl gets her tattoo!” Mitchell, who plays compassionate Emily Fields, wrote alongside a photo of Bellisario, who stars as quick-witted Spencer Hastings. "Couldn't have asked for a more perfect, special night with these incredible ladies… #shhhforlife”
The trip to the tattoo parlor winds down an emotional week for the costars, who have been posting sweet messages to each other, and to their fans, as the series wrapped its seventh and final season on Thursday, October 27. " I will never forget this experience. I was so lucky to work with such amazing people who have affected my life greatly,” Benson, who plays determined Hanna Marin, wrote that day. "I am so happy to know they will be my family from here on out. To the fans…… what can I say other than I love you so much. Thank you for being on this journey with me and giving me so much support. I wouldn't be here without all of you. I'm sad to say bye to Hanna….. but I'm excited to see what the future holds and I'm so happy to know that all of you will be by my side ❤️"
Pretty Little Liars returns to Freeform for its final season in April 2017.
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