Here's What Rihanna's New Shark Tattoo Has to Do With Drake (UPDATE)

Rihanna got a new shark tattoo and Drake had something to do with it.

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UPDATED 4:50 p.m. E.T.: Bang Bang couldn't confirm the inspiration behind the tattoo, but he told Complex via email, "I can only say it's personal, I've seen many people online guessing what the tattoo means, but it's not my place to say. I will say I've tattooed Rihanna many times and last night was my favorite." 

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If the kiss Drake and Rihanna shared on stage last night wasn't enough to confirm their relationship status, her new ink seemingly does. New York City-based tattoo artist Keith McCurdy a.k.a Bang Bang made a trip to Miami yesterday to ink up Rihanna and Drake.

Bang Bang wouldn't offer much detail about Drake's new ink, but he did say that it was a "personal" tattoo for him too. The artist did share some photos of Rihanna's new tat, a small camo-covered shark on her ankle. But, as many have already pointed out, it isn't just any shark. Her new ink appears to be inspired by the stuffed camo shark that Drizzy gave to her during a date at Ripley's Aquarium of Canada. Drake reportedly rented out the aquarium earlier this month for a romantic late-night dinner in front of the fish tanks, where he gifted Rihanna the camo shark stuffed animal. 

The camo shark also made an appearance in one of Drake's recent Instagram posts. After presenting Rihanna with the Video Vanguard Award at the VMAs, Drizzy posted a photo of himself and RiRi holding the stuffed animal. 


Ripley's has also confirmed that the shark did indeed come from its gift shop.

Have you seen @rihanna's ink-credible new shark tattoo? Reel in your #camoshark here:

— Ripley's Aquarium of Canada (@RipleysAquaCA) September 1, 2016

Now we can't wait to see what kind of Rihanna-inspired tattoo Drake might have gotten.

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