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After The Internet Freaked Out Over Taylor Swift’s Alleged Tattoo, Her Fans Set The Record Straight

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On the evening of Thursday, December 20, celebrity tattoo artist Jonboy teased fans with a picture on Instagram of a blonde woman with a newly inked tattoo of a rose on the nape of her neck. This didn’t catch many people’s attention until they noticed that he also tagged pop/country superstar Taylor Swift in the comments, leading many to suspect the singer had finally caved in and gotten some ink!

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An army of Swift fans (aka the Swifties) quickly took to the internet to dispell the rumor as quickly as it had appeared, pointing out that the woman’s hair color/texture didn’t seem to match Swift’s and that (oh boy) she had never been seen with that necklace previously.

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It turns out the Swifties were right on this one! People Magazine was able to independently confirm the woman pictured in the photo is not Taylor Swift. It’s unclear why JonBoy tagged her in the post, though some suspect it was to entice Swift to give a tat a try!

Swift has been publically vocal about her lack of desire for a tattoo in the past, telling Taste of Country in 2012:

“I don’t think I could ever commit to something permanent.”

If she were to get one, however, she’s fairly certain it’d be her lucky number:

“If I was going to get something, it would be a 13.”

The number 13 has always been important to Swift, according to MTV News:

“I was born on the 13th. I turned 13 on Friday the 13th. My first album went gold in 13 weeks. My first #1 song had a 13-second intro. Every time I’ve won an award I’ve been seated in either the 13th seat, the 13th row, the 13th section or row M, which is the 13th letter.”

Every TRUE fan of Swift’s knew the photo was of somebody else:

Of course, that won’t stop fans from getting Swift tattoos of their own!

To Swifties everywhere, Taylor remains the Queen…though one without a tattoo.

Collin Gossel

Written by Collin Gossel

Collin Gossel is a writer and comedian living in Brooklyn, New York, but there are nights when he looks up at the stars and wistfully thinks to himself “there’s got to be more out there…” You can catch Collin improvising new musicals every Tuesday night at the Magnet Theater’s Musical Megawatt, or follow his unfiltered thoughts on Twitter and Instagram @CollinGossel.--