Rihanna shows off controversial new tattoo
Rihanna’s gone and gotten herself another tattoo. This tattoo, a large image of the Egyptian goddess Isis, spans across the singer’s ribcage, just under her breasts, and is in tribute to her late grandmother (she captioned her instagram pic with ‘#GRANGRANDOLLY – always in and on my heart’).
The huge tattoo is a lot on its own, but Rihanna’s apparently got a further 17 inkings across her body. We know that celebrities and multiple tattoos go hand-in-hand, but when a star gets a large design, it’s hard not to wonder whether they’ll regret it later on.
It’s almost as if, for some, tattoos don’t quite have the permanence they once had.
These days, tales of celebrities getting tattoos removed, altered or covered over are almost as common as the stories of them getting inked in the first place.
Take Megan Fox for example. The stunning actress had a massive portrait of Marilyn Monroe tattooed on her forearm, but recently had it removed (with plans to remove others) in an effort to clean up her image. Then there’s rapper 50 Cent, who removed most of his tattoos to pursue a movie career (word is he was spending too much time getting them covered with make-up). These two join a long list of celebs who have had some questionable ink removed – Tommy Lee’s swastika, Angelina Jolie’s ‘Billy Bob’, Britney’s Kabbalah tattoo, and Johnny Depp’s removal of ‘na’ from his ‘Winona Forever’ tattoo are only a few examples of celebrity tattoo regret.
But what do you think? Are tattoos, regardless of size or content, just an expression of one’s creativity and individuality that shouldn’t be overthought? Or do you think there’s a point at which you should stop and think about whether or not you want such a permanent mark on your skin?
Image: Rihanna instagram/badgalriri
Should you take a long, hard think before you get a tattoo? Or should you just embrace the impulse and get it?
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