Tattoos are very personal. For the average person to get one, it requires a great amount of thought. What is the meaning behind the artwork? Does it "speak" to me in a deep, almost spiritual manner? That's how I went about getting the four tattoos that I have, anyway. I have two rosaries (one with a sacred heart in the center), a full-sized sacred heart and a vision of heaven. Sort of a theme, if you will.
Rihanna just got herself a gun. Unfortunately, it's not the kind of gun that will keep her abusive boyfriend from smacking her up again. It's a tiny little tattoo of a gun under her armpit, as if to say, "See what you made me think about, Chris? Now please stop punching my face, Baby.'.
Here comes my faux-psychoanalysis: Rihanna is pissed. Passive-aggressively pissed. Tattooing a gun on her body (by an artist by the name of BangBang--eyeroll), must make her feel powerful. Instead, it shows just how scared she is of her future.
That'll be $260; you can pay on your way out. Be sure to set up your next appointment.