A Full Guide To Rihanna's Best Tattoos

Celebrating Rihanna’s birthday could include a laundry list of Rihanna-themed activities, like walking around your office with a glass of Malbec (or a flask) because it's a cooler accessory than a choker, going to every Sephora in a 10-mile radius and buying the entire Killawatt Highlighter range, or putting her music catalog on repeat until the beginning notes of “Disturbia” induce permanent earworm. But we have another idea — one that won’t get you fired or empty your bank account. Instead, we’re mapping Robyn Rihanna Fenty's coolest tattoos.
Although we're not the only ones honoring Rihanna today, we might be doing it in the most intimate way possible. It's rare for a celebrity to reveal their entire tattoo collection and even if we've had a glimpse at some of her most notable designs (Queen Nefertiti on her ribs, that camouflage shark on her ankle, and the Egyptian goddess Isis on her chest), we've never seen all her famous ink in one place. So, we decided to put it together — and damn, was it worth it.
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With over 2o tattoos, we've mapped out the raddest of Rihanna's collection. Check them out, ahead.
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Knuckles

1: "Thug Life"
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Left Hand

2: "Love"
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Left & Right Ankles

3: Treble clef and sixteenth note

4: Gun-shaped falcon

5: Camouflage shark
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Right Foot

6: "1988"
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Left Ankle (Back)

7: Skull with a bow
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Left Side Body

8: Star

9: "Rebelle fleur"

10: Queen Nefertiti

11: Arabic script
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Right Side Body

12: Pisces symbol

13: Gun

14: Sanskrit script
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Neck (Back)

15: Stream of stars
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Chest

16: "Never a failure, always a lesson”

17: Cross

18: The date April 11, 1986 in Roman numerals "XI-IV-LXXXVI"

19: Egyptian Goddess Isis
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Right Hand

20: Traditional Maori-inspired geometric design

21: Henna-inspired design
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Right Wrist

22: Large cross
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Left Hand

23: "Shhh..."
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