Former NBC News "Today" host Matt Lauer is sporting some interesting new ink. 

Days after firing back at journalist Ronan Farrow for making rape allegations against him in his best-selling book "Catch and Kill," Lauer unveiled a quote tattooed on his right forearm while running errands around Noyack, New York Wednesday.

Lauer's cursive tattoo reads, "Hatred corrodes the container it is carried in," according to paparazzi pictures obtained by the New York Post and Us Weekly. In the photo, Lauer is behind the wheel in a baseball cap, sunglasses and a white button-down shirt that reveals the new ink. 

USA TODAY reached out to Lauer's rep to verify the tattoo's authenticity.

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