Rihanna Gets Tupac Tattoo, Lives a ‘Thug Life’

Rihanna is a big Tupac fan. She showed her affection for the slain rapper today by getting “Thug Life” tattooed across her fingers. Tupac Shakur had the same words written across his stomach.

Rihanna posted a picture of her new tattoo today today, saying:

“All these bitches screaming that 2pac back ♫

The Boom Box reports that Rihanna got her Tupac tattoo from popular tattoo artist Mark Mahoney. It looks like Rihanna got another tattoo during her Tupac ink session. The singer posted another picture of herself lying on a table while Mahoney worked on her lower back. It isn’t clear what Rihanna got for her second tattoo.

rihannaTVNZ reports that Rihanna currently has 14 visible tattoos, including a musical note, the word “love,” and a Pisces.

Still, she has a long way to go if she wants to match her new idol.


Tupac formed the rap group Thug Life in 1993. The group released one album “Thug Life: Volume One” which featured the song “All Eyez on Me.”

According to the Urban Dictionary:

“The word Thug Live evolved by the late Tupac Shakur. Commonly mistaken for a Criminal. Thug Life is the opposite of someone having all he needs to succeed. Thug life is when you have nothing, and succeed, when you have overcome all obstacles to reach your aim.”

Here’s a video of Tupac explaining the term Thug Life.

What do you think of Rihanna’s new tattoo?