Rihanna is rumored to have at least 19 tattoos. Rihanna started getting tattooed when she was still a teenager in 2006. After that, the ink addiction took hold, with her continually adding more tattoos.
The Meaning Behind Rihanna’s Tattoos
The first tattoo Rihanna got were two musical notes on her ankle. These two are a reminder of her career in music industry. Then, she covered these musical notes with a Falcon which she tweeted to her fans by telling the philosophy of the Falcon as a light that shines in the darkness. Later, she added a skull tattoo with a pink bow in 2008. A possible meaning of this is that, although a skull symbolizes something dangerous, the pink bow can neutralize it.
During a trip to New Zealand, Rihanna got a tribal dragon tattoo done through a traditional tattooing method. Although painful, she said that it symbolized strength and love. On one of her fingers, Rihanna also has a tattoo of the word Love. Rihanna is also fond of quotes as tattoos and several can be seen in various pictures of her.