Rihanna Honors Late Grandmother With Tattoo

Rihanna Honors Late Grandmother With Tattoo

Rih Rih gets a tat of the Egyptian goddess Isis in memory of Gran Gran Dolly.

Published September 10, 2012

Rihanna is a known tattoo aficionada with countless ink all over her body. She recently debuted her latest, a broad image of the Egyptian goddess Isis underneath her breasts and spanning the top of her rib cage. The pop star dedicated the tattoo to her late grandmother, who she affectionately calls Gran Gran Dolly. Isis is said to represent the eternal mother, friend of sinners, patron of nature and magic and listener to the prayers of the wealthy.


After her big win at the MTV VMAs, public reconciliation with Chris Brown and appearance at the London Paralympics, the songstress posted a pic of her new tattoo on Instagram. She wrote: "Goddess Isis - Complete Woman - Model for future generations - #GRANGRANDOLLY - always in and on my heart #1love."


The "We Found Love" performer got her latest ink done at a tattoo spot in the Soho neighborhood of London. She was spotted flashing her midriff and revealing the fresh art right after she got it done. This is the second Egyptian mythology tattoo Rihanna has imprinted on her body. In June, she got a flying Egyptian falcon, shaped like a handgun, on her right ankle.


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(Photos from left: Christopher Polk/Getty Images, Instagram)

Written by Arielle Loren


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