Becky G has a series of Roman numerals “X·XXVII·MCMXCIX·IV·XVIII·MMI·I·III·MMIII” tattooed on her spine which represent the birthdays of her three siblings. She got the tattoo from artist Dr Woo in July 2018.
Becky G is the oldest of four children and was born on March 2, 1997. She has two little brothers and one little sister.
X·XXVII·MCMXCIX is her brother Frankie‘s birth date October 27, 1999. “You, Alex and Steph mean everything to me. I’m so thankful you were all brought into my life. Being an only child would be HORRIBLE,” she wrote to him on a happy birthday instagram post. “I’m so proud of you. I love you so much brother.”
IV·XVIII·MMI is her brother Alex‘s birth date April 18, 2001. Alex is autistic so their relationship hasn’t always been the easiest, but she is grateful for all of the lessons that she has learned from it. She once wrote about him: “He is so wise beyond his years yet has the most innocent heart. He is one of a kind and truly amazing. I don’t anyone else who is as genuine and honest as him. My little brother was diagnosed with autism when he was very young, he has over come all the obstacles of a child with autism with a smile on his face and lots of hugs to give to us when we would see times were hard for him. He has made life for me and the rest of my family so much brighter. There aren’t enough words to describe how blessed and thankful I am to have this kid in my life. I am lucky to call him my brother.”
I·III·MMIII is her sister Stephanie‘s birth date January 3, 2003. She has written to Stephi: “I love you more than words. Although you’re younger than me I look up to you in many ways. There are countless things that come to mind when I think of you but the top two are how selfless and caring you are sister.”
Faith Evans got a new tattoo in July 2018 following her wedding to fellow R&B singer and producer Steven Aaron Jordan aka Stevie J. The couple were wed in their Las Vegas hotel room on July 17, 2018 and they wasted no time getting the relationship sealed on their skin, showing off their matching tattoos on instagram only a week later.
Both Faith and Stevie got their wedding date in Roman numerals on the tops of their shoulders — VII•XVII•MMXVIII for July 17, 2018. Stevie also tattooed her initials in front of his ear — FRJ for her new married name Faith Renée Jordan.
Although the marriage was an impulsive decision, it’s been decades in the making. Their professional relationship dates back to the mid-90’s, when Faith was signed to Bad Boy Records and Stevie J was one of the label’s in-house producers. “We’ve loved each other for years, been great friends for years, and obviously developed a romantic connection,” she told Acton Entertainment.
They also collaborated on a new song called “A Minute” complete with a steamy music video that was coincidentally released shortly after the wedding. “We had already had the dates that we were going to put the song out before we decided to go and elope to Vegas and get married….So it’s actually good timing now, but it wasn’t really planned that way. The single was gonna come out regardless.”
The second new piece which Iggy Azalea added to her right forearm half-sleeve in 2016 was this surrealist rose design on the back of her arm, just below the elbow. The image combines a traditional style rose tattoo with the roman numeral digits of a clock face, which spiral into the center of the flower.
Iggy hasn’t spoken about what it means to her personally, but it appears to have something to do with the ephemeral nature of time.
The numbering on the clock has a few oddities that could be symbolic, if they aren’t unintentional mistakes. The clock goes straight from one (I) to three (III) with no number two (II) in between. The number four is written as IIII rather than the correct roman numeral IV.
Maren Morris got this roman numeral tattoo the back of her left arm to celebrate the success of her single “I Could Use A Love Song.” It was her first solo number one on the Billboard Country Airplay chart, having previously topped the chart with her feature on Thomas Rhett’s “Craving You.”
More importantly, “I Could Use a Love Song” was nominated for Best Country Solo Performance at the 2018 Grammy Awards. She decided that she would honor the achievement and the song during her trip to attend the Grammy Awards ceremony. “Oh, and a ICUALS tattoo is definitely happening when I’m in NYC for Grammys. #SorryDad,” she tweeted.
She showed off her fresh ink on the red carpet at the Clive Davis Pre-Grammy Gala on January 27, 2018, telling Billboard:
It’s been an amazing month. I can’t believe — It went number one, and then we’re at the Grammys this weekend….Watching it inch up the chart all week, and then they finally said it went number one and I could just exhale, finally. It was really exciting. I actually got a tattoo today to signify the number of weeks it was on the chart. So it’s 42. It’s the first number one so I want to celebrate it.
“I Could Use A Love Song” was released on March 27, 2017 as the third single for debut album Hero. The sleeper hit climbed the chart slowly after debuting at number 56. It finally hit number one on the chart dated January 20, 2018 after 42 long weeks. Maren’s tattoo says “XLII” which is the roman numeral for 42.