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Rihanna inks new look

December 9, 2009

Rihanna1Rihanna  is not the kind of starlet who wants a cute butterfly tattoo on her ankle. The “Disturbia” singer has gotten attention for her choice of body ink before, and recently had a gun tattooed on her rib cage.

Now, Rihanna is back with another flashy piece of body art. OK! magazine this week posted photos on its website of the singer with her new tattoo which reads “Never a failure, Always a lesson.” Rihanna has inked the phrase under her right collarbone, written backward.

The 21-year-old Rihanna reportedly wanted the phrase, which is a personal motto of hers, written backward so that she can read it to herself when she looks in the mirror.

Now that Rihanna has moved on from her relationship with singer Chris Brown, who pleaded guilty in June to assaulting her, the Barbados-born singer seems to have her career back on track, releasing an album called “Rated R” that debuted at  No. 4 last month on the U.S. album charts.

Meanwhile, Brown’s album “Graffiti” came out on Tuesday,  to mixed reviews.

What do Fan Fare readers think of Rihanna’s new tattoo? What should be her next ink job?

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