Rihanna's new ink

Rihanna has added a cross design to her wrist.

Rihanna has added to her collection of tattoos.

The 25-year-old singer was pictured visiting Bang Bang Tattoos in New York City early Saturday morning.

According to MailOnline, the Umbrella hitmaker had a large cross inked on the inside of her wrist, complimenting an ornate design etched on her opposite hand and wrist just a few months ago.

A photo posted on the shop’s Instagram page appears to show Rihanna’s wrist with the new artwork.

“I love tattooing @badgalriri,” Keith “Bang Bang” McCurdy captioned the photo, referencing the singer’s Instagram handle.

Rihanna has several tattoos, including an Egyptian falcon on her ankle, the Egyptian goddess Isis on her chest, a Sanskrit prayer on her hip, a handgun on her side, as well as several phrases that hold meaning for her in various other places.

In October, she flew Bang Bang and artist Cally-Jo from New York to the Dominican Republic to ink the henna-inspired cover-up of a Maori tribal tattoo on her right hand. Apparently she wasn’t thrilled with the original artwork, completed during a trip to New Zealand, and called on the pair to redesign it.

“Ri flipped out! Absolutely loved it, loved it! It’s a hard thing when you get a tattoo and not absolutely love it,” Bang Bang told E! News after the session.

In 2007, Rihanna opened up about her interest in the culture of tattooing.

“I like hanging out in tattoo shops,” she told Atlanta Peach magazine. “I am so intrigued by tattoos. It’s an entire culture, and I study it.”

“Sometimes I go with friends, or just by myself. I get bum-rushed, but I don’t care. I don’t take security.”
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Sunday, 12. January 2014