Exclusive Details: Rihanna's New Tattoo

June 19, 2012 By:
Exclusive Details: Rihanna's New Tattoo

Did y’all catch a glimpse of the Rihanna's new ink?

The singer posted some photos of her new tattoo on Twitter, which is of an Egyptian falcon on the inside edge of her right ankle.

Hollyscoop spoke with Bang Bang, the tattoo-artist-to-the-stars who is responsible for the art, to get some more exclusive details.

“She was very happy that night.” said Bang Bang.

Despite all the drama surrounding the singer with the recent Drake and Chris Brown bar fight incident, you’d never know anything had happened based on her demeanor.

But this isn’t out of the ordinary for the tattoo artist and singer’s interactions. Bang Bang tells us they never really talk about what’s going on in the headlines.

“There were tons of paps screaming about Drake/Chris Brown but we don't talk about any of that,” he said.

Rihanna tweeted the first shots of the tattoo on Saturday. The caption read: “Falcon: a light that always shines in the darkness! Never close their eyes during sleep."

Bang Bang and Rihanna’s relationship goes way back. They became friends after their first encounter when he performed another service for her…

“She came into the shop to get her nipple pierced and from there we became friends and I have done the majority of her tattoos,” he said.

The gun shape of the falcon tattoo was completely intentional, symbolizing Rihanna’s toughness. Initially, RiRi wanted something with Cleopatra, but after talking it over for about an hour, they decided on the Egyptian hieroglyphic-theme, meaning “king of kings.”

Additionally, the tattoo’s purpose was to cover up previous artwork on her foot of music notes.

Bang Bang - who is the most sought after tattoo artist in NYC - has also done some work on Rihanna’s ex Chris Brown, but – like Rihanna – they never really get into personal issues during their sessions.

“We never get into their personal relationships, [it's not my] business. [We] talk about movies and other stuff, not that,” he said.

If you want to feel like a celebrity and get inked like the stars, Bang Bang Tattoos is opening this summer and is currently scheduling appointments.