Rihanna 's latest tattoo seems to be a homage to the late rap star Tupac Shakur. 2Pac had the words 'Thug Life' tattooed across his stomach and the 'Umbrella' singer has posted a picture of herself with the same words, apparently tattooed in pink ink, across her knuckles. The picture was accompanied by the message: "All these bitches screaming that 2pack back Thuglife. In response to some of the feedback that she has been receiving on her new adornment, she stated "I'm thinking I shoulda got a tear drop instead!!! Thuglife maybe next time."
Rihanna also posted a photo of herself lying on the tattooist's couch, seemingly having a new design inked on her back, as well. She later tweeted "I #Love my new tattoo!!! Can't wait for yall to see it!!! I got it in "Tibetan" this time!!! approved>" According to The Daily Mail, the man in charge of the ink is Mark Mahoney, a Hollywood tattoo legend who owns the Shamrock Social Club on Sunset Boulevard. He has a number of significant celebrity clients, including Britney Spears, Mickey Rourke and Hollywood's First Couple, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie. The MAChete actor Danny Trejo was also hanging out at the tattoo parlour and RhiRhi posted another photo of herself, baring his large chest tattoo.
Rihanna already has a number of tattoos, including one that reads "Rebelle Fleur" (French for 'rebellious flower') across her neck. She has a musical note tattooed on her ankle and a Pisces sign behind her right ear.