Beyoncé’s first tattoo was a mistake that she removed soon after. She still has scars on her left hip from the laser removal. The tattoo was rarely seen due to it’s location, but we know a lot about it from interviews with her tattoo artist and Queen Bey herself.
The removed tattoo was an angel in prayer on her left hip. She visited the studio of Mister Cartoon who has inked many of hip-hop’s biggest stars. She didn’t know what she wanted to get and after a long discussion they came up with the design together. The artist told the LA Times that Beyoncé was his hardest client to design for since he needed to create something fitting of a young diva who had never been inked before. Ultimately it seems like the size of the tattoo was too much for Beyoncé. She’s gotten more tattoos since, but they’ve been very small and very personal.
Beyoncé opened up about the tattoo — and it’s removal — in a 2010 interview with People magazine:
When I was 21, I actually did get a tattoo of an angel that I had painted. It was very, very beautiful. But the next day I woke up, and I was like, “Oh my God! What did I do?” So literally the next week, I started getting it removed. It’s gone now. I went through so many years of pain. I wish I’d taped it for young people to see.
She also sang about her family’s reaction to the tattoo on her song “Daddy” from her 2003 album Dangerously in Love:
I still remember I caught you crying cause of my tattoo
Could have said Beyoncé I told you so
Instead you said you’d get one too (Even my mama said y’all get one just like mine)
more pictures of Beyonce’s tattoo — unfortunately this is the best we’ve got!
Okay beyhive, beyonce clearly got a tattoo removed / has a scar on her hip. Here you can see the "tatto" or "scar" and u can see that she's Always covering it, I know that there are pics of her hips looking flawless but that might be photoshop and yes it hurts af to say that, so bey don't be afraid to show whatever that is, the beyhive still love u till the end of time ❤️
Beyoncé was skinny AF. I like her thick post Blue body better! You can see her old Tattoo before she removed it. pic.twitter.com/zI6H4zD56K
— BeyonceFukdMe (@BeyonceFukdMe) April 25, 2017
check out some angel tattoo designs from Mister Cartoons to get an idea of what Beyonce’s ink may have looked like:
Tattoo Artist:Mister Cartoon
posted by Linda on January 19, 2014