Taylor Swift did not get a face tattoo, despite a report from an often inaccurate website. Gossip Cop can exclusively correct the speculative claim. We’re told it’s not true.
HollywoodLife, an outlet that’s nicknamed HollywoodLies because of its penchant for posting fibs, published an article that asserts Swift had a “heart face tattoo” when she announced she was switching labels from Big Machine Records to Universal Music Group. The often discredited site writes how it noticed in a photo Swift posted to Instagram alongside her announcement that “Taylor was sporting what looked like a face tattoo!” The blog then notes the singer has “a little black heart on the corner of her right eye.”
Curiously, HollywoodLies, which has previously claimed in stories that it has sources close to Swift, now asks in its latest report if the black heart is “a faux tattoo?… Or, did T-Swift actually bite the bullet and join the long list of artists to ink their face?” A few things bear mentioning: First, the outlet didn’t bother to fact-check before writing its tale about Swift possibly getting inked up. Second, it’s abundantly clear the blog doesn’t really have Swift insiders. Third, the singer has already publicly spoken out about not wanting to get tattooed.
In a 2012 interview with the music outlet, Taste Of Country, Swift pointblank said of tattoos, “I don’t think I could ever commit to something permanent.” When pressed with a hypothetical of what she would get inked, she replied it would have to be her lucky number. “If I was going to get something, it would be a 13, but I just, ugh… I don’t want to get a tattoo.”
Obviously then, Swift did not change her mind and just decided to get a highly visible black tattoo under her right eye. But since Gossip Cop investigates every claim, we reached out to a mutual friend of ours and the singer, and we’re told in no uncertain terms the temporarily drawn on heart is “not a tattoo.” Once again, HollywoodLies simply manufactured yet another article.
The website has a documented history of publishing phony premises involving Swift. A little more than two years ago, Gossip Cop busted the same unreliable blog when it speculated that Swift and Drake were dating. We’ve also shown how the outlet has been nailed repeatedly for lying about Swift’s friendship with Selena Gomez and her thoughts on Justin Bieber.
Additionally, Gossip Cop debunked an absurd tale about how Swift was supposedly copying Kim Kardashian’s style. And we caught HollywoodLife lying when it maintained Swift would debut her romance with Joe Alwyn at her annual Fourth of July party. Of course, there wasn’t even a party that year, and the outlet was exposed for making up its story, sources, and quotations. Much like Swift’s purported “tattoo,” many of HollywoodLies’ articles about her are also fake.
Gossip Cop has determined this story is totally false.