Does Rihanna have a new Tupac inspired tat? It sure looks like it.


Rihanna (Lucy Nicholson/Reuters)

The singer made a visit to a West Hollywood tattoo parlor early Wednesday and documented the trip on — where else? — Twitter. She posted a photo of what appears to be her new decoration: the words “Thug Life” tattooed on her knuckles in pink ink.

The late rapper Tupac Shakur had those words tattooed on his abdomen.

While there’s no confirmation that the tattoo is real, it doesn’t appear to be just a simple pen job. Last year, Rihanna was photographed in Brazil with the same words written on the same spot. It turned out to be drawn with a marker, according to Global Grind.

But in a picture Rihanna posted with Danny Trejo (oh yeah, Danny Trejo was there!) her fingers appear to be bandaged.

Rihanna may also have gotten a second tattoo during the early morning tat trip. She posted a picture of herself belly down while tattoo artist Mark Mahoney hovers over her. She tweeted, “I #LOVE my new tattoo!!! Can’t wait for yall to see it!!! I got it in ‘Tibetan’ this time!!! #approved.”

In any case, it appears that Riri is really enjoying the speculation. She tweeted, “Err’body has an opinion, but yall know what yall can do with them!!! #THUGLIFE.” Rihanna later added, “I’m thinking I shoulda got a tear drop instead!!! #THUGLIFE maybe next time.”

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