Being immensely talented, Rihanna is one of the most popular and cherished singers in Hollywood. The number of awards she has won for her music are stirring as well as worth an appreciation. But music is not the ONLY thing Rihanna is crazy about. She is crazy about tattoos just the same. Check out Rihanna’s 20 tattoos right below.
1. First Tattoo
This Rihanna tattoo is her first tattoo and it marks her fresh singing career. She has recently got it covered with a falcon tattoo.
She has a pieces sign behind her right ear. It was done by an ever-so-busy Brazilian tattoo artist who was luckily in Tokyo at the same time as Rihanna.
She has a Sanskrit prayer rolling down her hip which says “Forgiveness, Honesty, Suppression, and Control.”
She has a star inside her left ear. She got it in NYC.
She has an Arabic phrase down her ribs which says, ‘Al Hurria fi Al Maseeh‘. This translates to ‘Freedom in God‘.
6. Stars on Her Back
Her popular star tattoo on her back was started in LA when it was just on her neck. She had added more which went down her back, later on in New York.
7. Skulls and Crossbones
During her stay in Miami, she got a skull and crossbones, topped with a cute pink hair bow, on her left ankle.
She has “Love” tattooed on her middle finger. Now, what’s up with that one?
One of the most inspiring tattoos of Rihanna, her “Shh” tattoo on her index finger inspired Lindsay Lohan and Lily Allen. And of course, her fans!
Rihanna has the birth date of her best friend, Melissa, tattooed on her left shoulder. Melissa did a very same tattoo just after her. BFFs?
11. Tribal Tattoo
Rihanna has a tribal inspired tattoo on her hands which she updated while she was in New Zealand.
During her LA getaway, Rihanna had flown her tattooist, Bang Bang, from NYC to her home in the Hills. She had decided to give a tattoo as a birthday gift to her friend and at the same time, she has decided to get one for herself!
13. Lessons to Learn
“Never a failure, always a lesson”, is a tattoo that is written backward near her right shoulder. That way she can read it in the mirror. Clever, eh?
After Rihanna’s famous “Rebelle Fleur” tattoo, Internet pedants claimed that it was “gibberish” because she got the French phrasing wrong. Well, she was annoyed for sure.
She got a cross sign right on her collar bone.
She has “Lover” written in the Tibetan language on her butt.
She got a Falcon and covered the musical notes on her left foot. She said, “Falcon: a light that shines in the darkness! Never close their eyes during sleep.”
18. Tribute to Grandma
Rihanna paid tribute to her late grandmother with a tattoo of an Egyptian goddess, Isis. Isis is said to be ‘the ideal mother and wife’ as well as a friend to slaves, sinners and the downtrodden.
19. Egyptian Queen
Rihanna has a tattoo of Nefertiti on her. Nefertiti was the Great Royal Wife of the Egyptian Pharaoh, Akhenaten. Nefertiti had many titles including Hereditary Princess, Great of Praises, Lady of Grace, Sweet of Love.
She has “1988” tattooed on her ankle. It is the year of her birth.
21. Thug Life
She has a tattoo called “Thug Life” on her knuckles. The tattoo is a tribute to legendary rapper Tupac Shakur. The tattoo was done by artist Mark Mahoney with semi-permanent white ink.
22. Chevron Lines
Rihanna has a tattoo of chevron lines on the back of her hand. She expanded her tattoo and added these chevrons and lines all over her fingers, hand, and wrist.
23. Wrist of Cross
In January 2014, artist Bang Bang gave Rihanna this tattoo of a cross on the inside of her right wrist.
This is the latest tattoo of Rihanna and that is a camouflage print shark on her left ankle.