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Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop! Check Out Rihanna’s 16th Tattoo

Submitted by on June 20, 2012 – 6:30 pm2 Comments

If she was a bird, she might be able to soar above the recent drama surrounding her caused, of course, by Chris Brown and Drake‘s recent bar brawl. But, instead, Rihanna did the next best thing.

The Barbadian beauty took a trip to Bang Bang Tattoos in New York City’s trendy Lower East Side to get her 16th tattoo: a falcon shaped like a gun. Rihanna took to Instagram to show off her most recent tattoo and share the meaning behind the body art. “Falcon: a light that shines in the darkness,” she wrote. “Never close their eyes during sleep.”

While the body art may seem like a knee jerk coping mechanism in light of recent events, it turns out the singer has been planning her most recent ankle ink for years.”[She decided to get it] the night of, but has been thinking about it for years,” tattoo artist Bang Bang explains. “It’s the first tattoo she wanted as a teen. She wanted it across her back back then.”

With stars, guns, and ancient scriptures tatted all over her body, Rhanna’s obsession with tats may just be only beginning. According to Bang Bang, Rihanna has already started planning her next tattoo. “We always do that part together,” Bang Bang said. “We must have gone over hundreds of tattoo ideas together over the years.”

Check out Rihanna’s latest tattoo below. Are you a fan of Rihanna’s body art or do you think the pop star should quit while she’s ahead?

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