Rihanna Gets New Ink
R&B singer Rihanna has gotten a new tattoo.
Her personal motto, “Never A Failure, Always A Lesson” has been tattooed on her breast bone. Just thinking about getting ink on that part of the body has Land of Punt yelling “ouch!”
Furthermore the cute little phrase is backwards. Apparently she wants to be able to read it while looking at it in a mirror.
The work was done at a New York City tattoo parlor by artist Keith “Bang Bang” McCurdy.
“She told me in advance she’d be coming, and then when she got there, she told me what she wanted ‘Never a failure, Always a lesson,’ but written backwards,” McCurdy told Ok! Weekly magazine.
McCurdy drew the six words between her right collarbone and décolletage.
“I asked her why she wanted that and she said, ‘It’s kind of my motto in life for everything. Instead of considering things to be mistakes, considering them lessons’.”
It’s similar to the logic of reducing crime by eliminating laws or losing weight by altering the scale.
This is far from Rihanna’s first tat. She has a pistol etched on her rib cage, stars on her neck, an “X” behind her right ear, the word “Love” tattooed on a finger, Roman numerals on her left shoulder, and a skill and crossbones on the back of her leg.
The Barbadian might have more and she might show them to Megan Fox.
In a recent interview with the Daily Star, RiRi spoke glowingly of the 23-year old actress.
“She’s yummy. She’s hot,” Rihanna quipped.
In the same interview, the “Disturbia” singer also mused about a career switch.
“I’d love to be an assassin,” she said. “Either that or a lesbian. Maybe both! Hey, a gay assassin, there’s nothing hotter than that.”
There certainly isn’t.
Rihanna’s latest album, Rated R recently dropped in the U.K. and early this week the singer announced a tour of the region.
Fans can get tickets to see Rihanna in Birmingham, Liverpool, London, Sheffield, Nottingham, Manchester, Newcastle, and Glasgow. All the aforementioned shows are in May. The 21-year-old Def Jam recording artist is also scheduled to play a gig in Dublin on May 22.
In April, the “hip hop version of Taylor Swift” will be visiting five cities in Germany.
For those unable to catch her in Europe, Rihanna is scheduled to perform on the Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien Dec. 22.