Given the speculation about the alleged incident discussed in various tabloids and newspapers around the world, the world is now being bombarded with mistruths about the tattoo on Keith Urban's wrist. The tabloids and newspapers and general public of Australia would have you believe that the tattoo was changed in 2005 around the time Keith Urban met Nicole Kidman. I'll give the people of Australia a break since what goes on the United States sometimes doesn't reach their shores in a timely manner.
But pictures do not lie, especially when they are transmitted on televisions or in pictures for the whole U.S. to see. The famous "Meet the Parents" pictures that surfaced in November 2005 have a picture of Keith and Nicole where Keith is proudly displaying the old tattoo. Those pictures were taken, depending upon what story you believe either 5 or 11 months after the two started their courtship.
The old tattoo was also still there when Keith performed at the Grammy awards in February 2006 as shown in the picture below.
Additionally, many fans who attended concerts that same month have concert pictures clearly showing the old tattoo. Other pictures show the old tattoo on March 20, 2006 with a caption indicating the picture was taken March 2, 2006 in West Hollywood. And we all know that People does not lie. The first public appearance of the new tattoo was on the CMT Awards in April 2006 and can be seen in the picture below from that event.
And why does this matter to me? It doesn't. But for some reason changing the timing associated with the tattoos is very important to someone.