Rihanna appears to have covered up the shark tattoo she once had with Drake
Back in 2016, Rihanna added a camouflage print shark tattoo to her ever-growing body art collection – inspired, it was believed, by a date she continued with Duck. The rapper also had a matching camo shark tattoo, though his wasn’t on her ankle like Rihanna’s, but rather on her forearm. However, it looks like Rih’s camo shark is gone and appears to have been covered with a new tattoo.
As noted by People, Rihanna was recently in New York with A $ AP Rocky when the missing ink case began. Rih was pictured in town in a pink dress and snakeskin ankle strap sandals, which made it very clear that the shark tattoo was gone. It appears to have been covered over by an illustration of the crown, which means matching shark tattoos may well be a thing of the past.
At the time of her first ink shoot, Rihanna tattoo artist Keith “Bang Bang” McCurdy said Vanity Fair that “the meaning is personal”, and added that the shark tattoo had been done in Drake’s lodge. “I’ve seen a lot of people guess the meaning online, but it’s not for me to share it publicly,” he said of the ink. “I will say I did a lot of tattoos for Rihanna and this one was my favorite!”
Drake and Rihanna dated (and collaborated musically) for a few years, but it seems the two are no longer close. In 2018, Rihanna declared Vogue that the two weren’t friends, and Drake has since ditched her on Instagram. Recently, Rih dated A $ AP Rocky, the rapper telling GQ that she is “the love of my life” and “the only one”.
The alleged tattoo removal seems relatively recent; BuzzFeed reports that she still had it in May. Rihanna is ready for a new era of life and love, and saying goodbye to the shark just might mean this chapter is officially closed.
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