R&B vocalist Rihanna loves getting tattooed. She has plenty of rather large statement pieces ranging from one on her hand, to the under-boob piece that everyone keeps trying to mimic. Rihanna has plenty of others on her neck, chest, and everywhere else you can think of.
Rihanna’s first tattoo was two music notes on her foot that she had done back in 2006 by the tattoo artist Bang Bang. Clearly, she was happy with the result, as Bang Bang has apparently done 13 of her tattoos. In 2012, Rihanna covered up her music note tattoo and replaced it with a large Egyptian falcon. She shared a picture of the ink on Twitter with the message, “Falcon: A light that sings in the darkness! Never close their eyes during sleep.” The cover up tattoo was also inked by Bang Bang.
In 2008, Rihanna added a tattoo of a skull on the back of her ankle. Skull and crossbones usually represent danger, but her tattoo is feminized by the skull’s pink hair bow.
Rihanna also has a henna-style tribal dragon claw across her right hand and fingers. She got the tattoo while in New Zealand on her 2008 tour. Ex-boyfriend Chris Brown has a similar style tattoo on his hand. She later expanded the tattoo adding chevrons and lines all over her fingers, hand, and wrist.
Rihanna added the final piece to her hand tattoo in October 2013. She incorporated both the Maori tribal design and the chevron lines. It is an abstract design that was inspired by Indian henna art. Artists Bang Bang and Cally-Jo collaborated together on the design.