Rihanna leaves her Drake-inspired tattoo in the past.
The singer and her new husband, A $ AP Rocky, were spotted on a date in NYC Wednesday night. Paparazzi arrested the couple, who were walking the streets, before heading to a bar that they were reportedly initially denied entry.
Rih wore a pair of strappy heels that exposed her left ankle. Fans zoomed in to notice a new crown tattoo in place of the shark she got in September 2016. Weeks later, Drake was spotted with a matching shark tattoo on his right arm.
The design was inspired by a stuffed shark that Drake got for Rihanna when they had a midnight dinner at Ripley’s Aquarium in Toronto on their date.
“The meaning is personal,” said tattoo artist Keith McCurdy aka Bang Bang Vanity fair. “That’s really all I can say. I’ve seen many people guess the meaning online, but it’s not my place to share it publicly. I’ll say I did a lot of tattoos for Rihanna and this one was my favorite! “
Fans took to Twitter to weigh up Rihanna’s new act. “Rihanna covered the matching tattoo she had on Drake Lmao. I promise nobody will feel my pain, “one tweeted, while another added,” Rihanna covered the shark tattoo…. I know Drake who yells his eyes out there somewhere. “
Rihanna covered up the matching tattoo she had with Drake Lmao, nobody feels my pain, I promise
– LB (@lnbshr) June 24, 2021
Rihanna covered the shark tattoo…. I know Drake out there somewhere who is roaring his eyes
– (@marleyaq) June 24, 2021
Tattoo replacement seems to be a new development. Earlier this month, Rihanna posted a photo with the shark tattoo in view.
It’s unclear whether Drake covered his tattoo. The former couple was in and out between 2009 and 2016.
“We don’t have a friendship now,” said Rihanna Fashion of her ex in a 2018 interview, “but we are not enemies either. It is what it is.”