Rihanna got her 17th tattoo this weekend.
The new ink is on her ankle, and she proudly showed off the falcon design on Twitter. It is in an Egyptian style, which is in the shape of a gun.
On Twitter, she wrote: ‘Falcon: a light that shines in the darkness! Never close their eyes during sleep.’
Rihanna visited her favourite artist Bang Bang, from Bang Bang Tattoos New York on Saturday to get it done.
The new design accompanies sixteen other tattoo’s all over RiRi’s body, including a music note on her ankle, a pisces sign behind her right ear, a Sanskrit prayer going down her hip, a star in her left ear, the word ‘love’ on her left middle finger, an Arabic phrase on her ribcage area, meaning ‘Freedom is God’, a trail of stars going down her back, the phrase ’shhh…’ on her right index finger, the date ‘4.11.1986′ on top of her left shoulder, and a handgunn - which Rihanna got during the midst of all the relationship abuse stories and rumors.
Rihanna has confessed to being addicted to getting inked, saying: ‘I like hanging out in tattoo shops. I am so intrigued by tattoos. It’s an entire culture, and I study it. Sometimes I go with friends, or just by myself. I get bum-rushed, but I don’t care. I don’t take security.’