Friday, 9 March 2012

A Closer Look at Rihanna’s 15 Tattoos

Most of the people look at Rihanna as girly girl pop star and somehow having 15 tattoos doesn’t really concur with that image, but I’m guessing this is that part “good girl gone bad”.

1. Treble Clef and Sixteenth Note

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2. Love on Her Middle Finger

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Rihanna’s middle finger gives love, not hate. It’s so sweat and chic.

3. Sanskrit Prayer

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Sanskrit prayer tattoo on her right hip says: “Forgiveness, Honesty, Suppression and Control”.

4. Maori-inspired Hand Tattoo

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This exotic Maori-inspired hand tat represents strength and love and was done in the traditional New Zealand style on tattooing, using uhi, or chisels to add inked grooves into the skin rather than piercing it with needles and ink. This makes the skin a bit raised and rough rather than a smooth surface. This intricate tribal hand tat probably hurt really, really bad.

5. Pisces Sign

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Rihanna has a Pisces sign behind her right ear. [birthday Feb 20th, 1988]

6. Rebelle Fleur

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“Rebelle fleur” is French for rebel flower. Rihanna says her grandma used to call her that.

7. Stars Down the Back

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This is one of her most famous tattoos.

8. Tattoo Written Backwards

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Always a Lesson, Never a Failure Tattoo written backwards so she can read it in the mirror. Rihanna explains that this has always been a motto in life for her, not to treat events as mistakes but as lessons to be learned.

9. Shhh…

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Shhh… Creative and super cute!

10. Roman Numeral tattoo

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Roman Numeral tattoo of her best friends birthday. Kudos for a creative spot.

11. Gun

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Gun carefully inked on her right rib cage… This tat was a bit controversial since it was done in the midst of her issue with her famous ex-boyfriend.

12. Star on Her Left Ear

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May I just say Ouch?

13. Girly skull

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Girly skull :The red or pink bow on top of the cartoonish and rudimentary skull and cross bones really make this adorable tat stand out.

14. Arabic Tattoo

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This ribcage tat read’s “Al Hurria fi Al Maseeh” which translates into “Freedom in God.”

15. Thug Life

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Her newest tat is “Thug Life” written on the knuckles of each of her fingers (not thumbs of course) in white ink. Rihanna’s “Thug Life” tattoo is a tribute to the late infamous rapper TuPac who started the hip hop group Thug Life in 1993 and had a Thug Life tattoo across his stomach.

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