Katy Perry's Post-Super Bowl Activity: XLIX Tattoo
Plus: Did she or did she not diss Taylor Swift?
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 2, 2015 10:48 AM CST
Katy Perry gives a thumbs up after performing during halftime of NFL Super Bowl XLIX football game between the Seattle Seahawks and the New England Patriots on Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015, in Glendale, Ariz.   (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

(Newser) – Katy Perry will never forget performing at last night's 49th Super Bowl—because after her halftime show was over, she got XLIX tattooed on her finger, the Daily Mail reports. "I thought it would be appropriate to draw blood tonight," Perry captioned an Instagram picture of the tattoo artist at work on her. A follow-up picture shows the inked finger. As for the show itself, though it may have initially appeared Perry did not diss Taylor Swift as expected, the gossip media is busily attempting to disprove that:

  • While performing "California Gurls," Perry's backup dancers wore high-waisted polka-dot bikinis, which Hollywood Life (and some Twitter users) think was a subtle reference to the very similar bikini Swift wore while on Cape Cod with Conor Kennedy in the summer of 2012.

  • "Perry also flipped a few tutting hand signs, similar to the ones Swift playfully makes in her video for 'Shake It Off,'" Cleveland.com reports.
  • And, during that same "California Gurls" medley, one of Perry's dancing sharks was Scott Myrick, one of the reasons Perry and Swift are feuding in the first place. Myrick was a dancer on Perry's 2011 tour, later scored a spot on a Swift tour, then quit that gig to go back to Perry, Us reports. That incident is apparently what prompted Swift's song "Bad Blood."
  • But "a source close to the situation" tells Gossip Cop the whole idea that Perry dissed Swift is complete nonsense.
Either way, Perry most definitely talked about Swift before the Super Bowl.