15 Rihanna Tattoos Revealed

Rihanna “Thug Life” Tattoo

Rihanna Thug Life Tattoo

Rihanna’s Thug Life Tattoo – the latest to her collection which doesn’t seem to be ending any time soon. Tatt’d in pink glow-in-the-dark ink.

Rihanna “Music Notes” Tattoo

Rihanna Foot Tattoo

Rihanna’s first tattoo was inspired by her love of music. The music notes appear on her left foot, it is believed she got it in 2006.

Rihanna “Pisces” Tattoo

Rihanna Pisces Tattoo

RiRi’s second tatt is a symbol of Pisces, her astrological sign, and was done by a famous Brazilian artist who books three years in advance!

Rihanna “Prayer” Tattoo

Rihanna Prayer Tattoo

Rihanna has a sankrit prayer going down her right hip that was reads “Forgiveness, Honesty, Suppression and Control.” Some say the tattoo doesn’t translate well due to a couple slight differences in the dots and shapes.

In Ear Star

Rihanna Ear Tattoo

Rihanna got this tat in the Village of NYC and apparently just spontaneously stopped in the parlor to pick it up.

Freedom in God

Rihanna Freedom

“Al Hurria fi Al Maseeh” which translates into “Freedom in God” is on RiRi’s ribcage and is rarely ever seen. Something tells us this one is pretty special.

Stars Back of Neck

Rihanna Stars

Maybe a coincidence or planned, but Rihanna got her star tattoo on the back of her neck around the same time her ex Chris Brown got his star tattoo. Judging from their similar tattoos the two were very much in love at the time.

Skull w/ Pink Bow

Rihanna Pink Skull

Awww Cute!!! On the back of her foot Rihanna inked one of her girliest tats: a skull with a pink bow. It was done during her Miami stay in 2008.


Rihanna Love Tattoo

In 2008, Rihanna got one of the most important words tattooed on the middle finger of her left hand: love!


Rihanna Shhh

Next is one of Rihanna’s funnest tats. She got “Shhh…” on her right index finger, which we’re sure comes in handy when she wants someone to zip it!

Best Friend Birthday

Rihanna Best Friend Birthdate

Rihanna decided to tattoo the birthday date of her best friend Melissa on her left shoulder. Melissa got the very same tattoo just after her.

Tat on Hand


“I always wanted one. It represents strength and love,” Rihanna revealed of the exotic-looking tat she got while in New Zealand during her tour. “It’s their traditional way of tattooing,” she said of the Maori-inspired geometric design.

Gun Tattoo

Rihanna Gun

While there was much talk about Rihanna’s physically abusive relationship with Chris Brown, she decided to live on the edge and get herself a handgun tattoo. The tat coincidentally went with the theme of her “Rated R” album, which included somewhat violent singles like “G4L” and “Russian Roulette.”

Never A Failure

Rihanna Never A Failure

After opening up publicly about her abusive relationship with ex Chris Brown, the pop diva inked her own personal motto “Never a failure, always a lesson” backwards near her right shoulder. That way she can read it in the mirror to herself.

Reb’l Fleur

Rihanna Rebl Fleur

Reb’l Fleur is the first fragrance from Rihanna and she followed up that venture with a tattoo that reads “rebelle fleur” which translates to rebel flower. The tat was done in New York City at Eastside Ink.