Rihanna's New Gun Tattoo: Sexy or Sending Bad Message?

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You might think Rihanna would be the last person to glamorize violence after Chris Brown pounded her into oblivion and threatened to kill her last month.

But apparently, you'd be wrong.

For whatever reason, the 21-year-old star decided to have a small handgun tattooed on her body this week. The weapon has been etched across her ribcage.

Rihanna visited the appropriately named tattoo artist BangBang in L.A., and he initially drew a pair of guns on her guns - as in the sides of the tops of her arms.

The "Umbrella" singer decided against having a new tattoo inked on in such a prominent position, however, due to her contract with makeup brand Cover Girl.

BangBang wrote: "I really wanted to put it here [on her arms] ... She loved 'em. But, Cover Girl wouldn’t have liked it much, and they pay the bills!"

Rihanna Gun Tattoo

Rihanna has been keeping a low profile in recent times following her "alleged" assault at the hands of boyfriend Chris Brown, who went off on her during a heated argument in his sports car the day before the Grammy Awards.

The couple, who reconciled after the incident despite the domestic battery and criminal charges Brown faces, are said to be taking a break. Still no word on who sent the infamous booty call text that sparked the argument, Tina Davis or Natasha Ellie.

Brown is expected to be back in court for his arraignment April 6.

Follow the jump for another photo of Rihanna at the tattoo place, this time just the sketches of the guns on her arms before she decided against that ...

Rihanna Tattoos

Rihanna decided against having these guns tattooed on hers.


dam i ball insame ways with hot miss but u are fine.i think u are cool but not that sexy


ele dużo wiem nie zrozumiesz tego gdysz jestem polkom tylko chcem powiedzieć żejesteś extra aha pozdro dla ciebie rihanna i całego hollywood i jak możesz to pozdruw hanne montani 50 cent i britnej spirs


This girl is not Rihanna. Her nose is to big, her forehead and eyebrows are to round and the things in the background don't seem to be the type a popstar would keep in their home.


I really don't even care, I just heard that he's in jail and I wanted to really find out. BTW, Chris + Rihanna, LOSERS!


To Briam.....
I am glad I did not listen to people like you when my relationship had it's downs!
I forgave my man and we have now been happy for 14 yrs without him as much as raising his finger to me! He swore he would never hit me again and I am glad I believed him or I would not be as happy as I am today, abusive free and a beautiful family!


Not very smart Rihanna!!!! First Tattoos of guns and now out clubbing and lap dancing on guys! Makes you wonder who the mature one is out of her and Chris Brown, I have to say I admire the way he is handling things, keeping on the down low, pulling out of the Nick Kids awards and then you have Rihanna, there are more beautiful and mature ways to express power rather than a gun tattoo and then go out clubbing like she is, I would say that is sooo Brittany Spears!


Rihanna Likes To Party! http://www.celeb-invasion.com/...


Its a tatoo who cares ......she already has 12 tatoos already gun could mean strength and protection !!!


yeah... it's a tiny tatt and all but the girl clearly has problems i don't know why anyone can't see this. Her family should be insisting that she stay in their care the girl is only 21 for god's sake. Look at when briteny went off the rails, everyone saw it coming, no one did anything and then her father finally stepped it. Was that too little too late becasue she doesn't even have full custody of her own kids?
STUPID MISTAKE RHIANNA!! Your just as much a loser as your boyfriend.


its not my type of tattoo, but its her body and she is entitled to do wat she wants wit it.
but its nothing major and no one is goin to see that.


Rihanna Biography

Rihanna in England
Rihanna is a young, hot and successful R&B singer who hails from the Caribbean island of Barbados. She is an artist signed to Def Jam... More »
Saint Michael, Barbados
Full Name
Robyn Rihanna Fenty

Rihanna Quotes

I get asked about it all the time and I’m like, You’re asking, but you know the answer. I don’t even like to address it anymore.

Rihanna [on rumors that she dated Jay-Z]

Sometimes you just need your privacy. But it comes with the territory. There's no privacy when you are out in the public.