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Let's be honest: We make a point of looking at Ryan Gosling as much as possible. Whether he's on the red carpet, the big screen or sitting right in front of us, it's easy to get lost staring at his handsome face. That's why we've noticed that Gosling's character in The Place Beyond The Pines has a dagger tattoo dripping a drop of blood right below his left eye.
Apparently Eva Mendes doesn't make a point of staring at her boyfriend's face as much as we do. She recently visited The Daily Show, and the subject of Gosling's tats came up. Jon Stewart asked Mendes (who plays Gosling's love interest in the film) if the tattoo was of an explanation point, and she explained that, no, it's actually a "teardrop."
Umm, what? We beg to differ. The ink is definitely not a Lil Wayne-style teardrop. In fact, director Derek Cianfrance explained to Buzzfeed that the actor had a very specifc design in mind: "Ryan says, 'I want to get a face tattoo!' I was, like, 'Really? A face tattoo?' He says, 'Face tattoos are the coolest! And this one's going to be a dagger, and it's going to be dripping blood.'"
That pretty much proves that the tattoo is, in fact, of a dagger and not a teardrop. And considering that Gosling has done nothing but talk about said face tattoo while promoting the film, you would think that he would have discussed the design with his real-life girlfriend. At some point. Maybe?
So what could have possibly caused Mendes to make such a mistake? Allow us to speculate...
She was too distracted by Gosling's awful hair color.
It's hard to have complaints about the Baby Goose's face, but we will be the first to say that his hair looks terrible in this movie. That's likely the point, but it could have been that Mendes was too busy having her eyes drawn to that bleached blonde color to focus on Gosling's eyes.
She's never seen a dagger before.
Who knows, maybe Mendes doesn't know what a dagger looks like. If that's the case, it's no wonder that she didn't realize what she was looking at in his tattoo.
She's been too busy looking at his face in real life.
Of course, Mendes also might have just forgotten what the tattoo looked like. It's been over a year since they shot the movie -- and since then, Mendes has been gazing at Gosling's beautiful ink-free face nonstop. If we were in her place, we'd probably try to put the tattooed version out of our minds, too!