Symbol Tattoos

Erika Costell


Erika Costell has a red “X” tattoo on her right elbow for Team 10, the YouTube house which she is a part of. X is the roman numeral for 10.

She hates how this tattoo looks and actually wanted to get it removed. In a vlog she explained why she was planning to get rid of it:

“Right now it’s a bittersweet moment. I love Team 10, but it’s time to get my Team 10 tattoo removed…because the guy who did my tattoo completely screwed it up. It’s uneven. The color is ugly. It was just a total fail…That’s my seventh tattoo and I’ve had no problems with any other tattoos and I just can’t get used to this one. I hate it; it’s poorly done.”

However when she arrived for her appointment at LaserAway they told her that their machines were designed for black ink and they couldn’t remove her tattoo because of the color. She was warned that the lasers could actually make the tattoo worse or cause scarring, so she left with the tattoo still on her arm.

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Beyoncé


Beyoncé altered her “IV” finger tattoo in August 2016. She covered the previously red tattoo with black ink and changed the design slightly. It now looks like a combination of a number 4 and a letter “J” for Jay-Z. Beyoncé and her husband Jay-Z originally got the matching “IV” tattoos to commemorate their 2008 wedding. Four is their lucky number and they chose April 4th (4/4) as their wedding date.

Beyonce’s old tattoo had started to look very faded, which was most likely just natural wear-and-tear. However the lighter appearance of the tattoo lead to lots of speculation that she was having it removed and their marriage was failing. Beyonce and Jay-Z are now in a great place in their relationship. If both of their lyrics are to be believed, they’ve moved on past his infidelity. With this tattoo Beyonce is showing the world that their marriage is stronger than ever.

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