Rihanna has gotten another tattoo, her 16th! The singer posted a picture of her new ink, a falcon on her ankle, on her Instagram page on Saturday. She wrote “Falcon: a light that shines in the darkness! Never close their eyes during sleep.”
The tattoo was done by her favorite artist, Bang Bang, in NYC.
“[She decided to get it] the night of, but has been thinking about it for years,” Bang Bang, who adds that this tattoo covers up one of her previous tattoos, making it No. 16, tells Us Weekly. “It’s the first tattoo she wanted as a teen. She wanted it across her back back then.”
The Manhattan-based tattoo artist adds that the 24-year-old “Where Have You Been” singer always knows the next step in her body art lineup. “We always do that part together,” Bang Bang tells Us. “We must have gone over hundreds of tattoo ideas together over the years.”
The Barbados beauty’s decision for new ink comes almost 48 hours after her ex-boyfriend Chris Brown and Drake, along with their posses, got into a serious brawl at a Manhattan nightclub early Thursday morning.
Rihanna “got text messages from everybody telling her what happened right after it went down,” a source explained to Us. “She just laughed. She’s spoken to both of them and just thinks it’s crazy. She’s glad she wasn’t there though!”
Meanwhile an observer tells Us of the scuffle, “Chris and Drake never got in each other’s faces. “It was entourage versus entourage, never Drake versus Chris.” (Eva Longoria’s ex-husband, Tony Parker, who was partying with Brown that night, suffered a scratched retina from the brawl.)