Beyonce and Jay Z got matching wedding ring tattoos after they got married, but photos show that the ink has faded as quickly as their marriage may be crumbling. Queen Bey's Lemonade lyrics exposed their secret cheating scandal, but is her ring finger the ultimate symbol of where they stand? Click through the gallery to find out.
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Did Beyonce and Jay Z's love fade as quickly as their tattoos? The A-list couple got matching ink after their 2008 wedding, both getting "IV" on their ring fingers. The Roman Numeral for number 4 is significant for the couple. His birthday is December 4, hers is September 4, and their wedding date was April 4.
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Jay Z was spotted without his actual wedding band frequently over the past few months, but his ring tattoo seemed to fade over time too.
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Beyonce was quick to shed her gigantic engagement ring, a huge diamond held up by two thin bands of diamonds. But she flaunted her tattoo, a deep brown/red color, when she didn't wear her bling.
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While performing on stage, Jay Z's tattoo was hardly visible.
During her 2016 Super Bowl performance, Beyonce's tattoo was much lighter than in previous years. Meanwhile, her "Formation" lyrics were blunt. "Are you cheating on me?" she sang.
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A smiling Queen B was blingless when she sat courtside and her tattoo was so light it was almost invisible. On "Intuition," she sang about infidelity: "Where do you go when you go quiet…You remind me of my father, a magician, able to exist in two places at once. In the tradition of men in my blood, you come home at 3 a.m. and lie to me. What are you hiding? The past, and the future, merge to meet us here. What luck. What a f**king curse."
In a telling picture, Beyonce showed off her hand with a Band-Aid over her ring finger last year. The singer has not been wearing her blingy ring lately and her tattoo has seemed to disappear lately. Beyonce accused her man of cheating on her with "Becky with the good hair," and a source close to the couple confirmed that dress designer Rachel Roy was the target of her song. The significance of her ring toss on Lemonade was not missed by her Beyhive, who attacked Roy for her alleged affair with the married rapper.