What Do Rihanna’s Tattoos Mean? Here’s a Quick Guide

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  • Rihanna is well-known for her love of tattoos.
  • Rihanna‘s neck tattoo is often visible when her hair is up.
  • Many of Rihanna’s tattoos have meanings.

If there’s one thing we know about Rihanna, it’s that she’s a big fan of tattoos and body art. Her body art has been the topic of headlines more than once. Most recently, Rihanna’s hand tattoo was front and center when she announced that she would be headlining the 2023 Super Bowl halftime show, and before that, the singer had the internet in a frenzy over one of her designs. In 2021, she was spotted out in New York City on a date with boyfriend A$AP Rocky when fans noticed that the crown tattoo on her left ankle was actually a cover-up for the camouflage shark she’d gotten with Drake.

According to E! News, Rihanna went to New York City’s Bang Bang Tattoo in 2016 to get the shark in honor of one of her dates with the rapper, during which he took her to an aquarium in Toronto and bought her a toy shark. (He got the same design on his arm.) While the circumstances surrounding her new tattoo may be a bit awkward, she has over a dozen others that are pretty meaningful as well. Fans of the singer are consistently using Rihanna’s tattoos to inspire their own ink.

If you’ve ever wondered what Rihanna’s tattoos mean, keep reading as we take you through each one.

– Additional reporting by Ariel Baker

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