Jay-Z refuses to wear his wedding ring in public.

The rapper - who wed Beyonce Knowles last month - doesn't feel the need to wear jewellery as he is content with the 'ring' tattooed on his wedding finger.

A source is quoted by Fox News as saying: "He doesn't need more bling, this is a very personal thing for him and he won't wear anything other than a tattoo in public."

Last week, the superstar couple officially confirmed their marriage.

The pair filed their signed marriage license on April 18 in Scarsdale, New York.

Beyonce and Jay-Z applied for the license - which lists the wedding date as April 4 2008 - on April 1, three days before the ceremony.

Scarsdale Town Clerk Donna Conkling said: "They were very low-key and
weren't dressed up. They did not have a large entourage."

The couple took the license home that day, and then signed it and mailed it in after the ceremony.

Guests at the New York ceremony included Gwyneth Paltrow and husband Chris Martin and Beyonce's former Destiny's Child bandmates Michelle Williams and Kelly Rowland.