PICS: Rihanna’s new gun tattoo

SEE Rihanna's controversial new tattoo - of a gun

Considering her recent alleged ordeal of domestic assault, a tattoo of a gun might be the last thing you’d expect Rihanna to have etched on her body.

But the young pop star yesterday revealed her new body art, which is located on her ribcage.

The singer, who has often be snapped wearing a gun-pendant necklace, vsited LA-based tattoo artist BangBang, who initially drew two guns on either side of the tops of her arms.

But the singer decided against having the weapons inked on such a prominent position because of her contract with make-up giant Cover Girl.

BangBang wrote on his website: ‘I really wanted to put it here [on her arms]… She loved ’em. But, Cover Girl wouldn’t have liked it much… and they pay the bills!’

He added: ‘Ended up doing it on her ribs.’

Rihanna already has a host of other tattoos, including a collection of stars plunging down her back, a music note on her ankle and a Pisces sign behind her right ear.

She also has a star inside her left ear, a Sanskrit prayer going down the hip, the word Shhh… down her index finger – which Lily Allen also sports – and a tribal pattern on her right hand.

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