Beyoncé Removed Her Wedding Tattoo and WHAT DOES IT ALL MEAN?!

May 14, 2014 By:
Beyoncé Removed Her Wedding Tattoo and WHAT DOES IT ALL MEAN?!
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Post-That-Elevator-Fracas, Beyoncé is under more scrutiny than ever. Now that we’re done examining why she remained so calm while her sister Solange lashed out at her husband Jay Z after the Met Gala and the latest photos on her Instagram feed this morning, let’s place her left ring finger under the media’s microscope.

Notice something here?

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That’s Beyoncé’s wedding tattoo, identical with Jay Z's, and it requires your undivided attention.

 

IT’S MISSING.

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It appears she’s gotten the ink removed and amid all the scandal people want/NEED to know why.

 

The tattoo—a roman numeral “IV”—holds special significance for the couple.

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The number four represents their respective birthdays (both were born on the fourth, Bey in September, Jay in December) and it also signifies their wedding anniversary: 4/4.

 

Given the redness and this photo below of Beyoncé with a bandage on that same finger, it looks like she’s gotten it surgically removed.

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This snapshot is from as recent as this past Easter.

 

Theories overfloweth: Are Bey and Jay getting a divorce?! Is this whole marriage a fraud?! Are the two just saving face?!

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However, those familiar with tattoos know that your hands shed more skin than most parts of your body and require to be touched up almost every year.

 

After all, Jay Z still has his “IV” tattoo.

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But it is fading on its own and can barely be seen.

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While you can remove those tattoos, you can’t deny this loving stare between them.

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Not to mention they’re also going on a mega joint tour together.

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Our answer: IT MEANS NOTHING. Jay Z and Beyoncé’s marriage is still tight as ever. She probably just didn’t like the way the fading tat was discoloring her hand and was proactive about removing it completely.

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After all, pretty hurts.