Beyoncé Knowles has an “IV” tattoo on her left ring finger which is a matching tattoo with her husband Jay-Z. The tattoo has many meanings for the couple.
IV is the Roman Numeral for the number four. Both Beyoncé and Jay-Z have birthdays on the fourth of the month: she was born on September 4, 1981 and he was born on December 4, 1969. The couple were married on April 4, 2008. Additionally Beyoncé’s mother has a birthday on January 4th.
Beyoncé generally does not wear her $5 million engagement ring, even though she describes it as her favorite piece of jewelry. “I feel like [the ring] is for me when I’m not working. And when I’m working, it’s too personal,” she said in an interview. “Even though it’s fading I have a little tattoo that is here always, because I know I would be working and I wouldn’t be able to wear it all the time. So I have this.”
Beyoncé and Jay-Z named their daughter Blue Ivy Carter, giving even more significance to the letters IV.