Tattoo Artist Explains Rihanna Gun Tattoo

… She loved ‘em. But, Cover Girl wouldn’t have liked it much… and they pay the bills!” But before critics can go off into a serious rampage, BangBang has come to the forefront to explain the reasons behind the tats, which he gave Rihanna last Thursday at her Hollywood mansion. “We’ve been talking about the idea for a year,” he tells “She had a necklace with a gun, and I love it. I was like, ‘How about the gun?'” “I printed it out, put it on her shoulders,” BangBang continues. Although photos show the singer with a gun drawing on both shoulders, he only inked her right ribcage because “it took a little bit away from her face. She’s so beautiful. That’s not what we’re going for!” So, is there a symbolism behind the guns? Does it have anything to do with Chris Brown? “It’s powerful. It’s protection. At least that’s my interpretation of it,” BangBang tells the magazine. Bangbang also says the whole time of the 15 minute tat, Rihanna was “as happy as can be. She’s really living her life really well. She’s got great friends and great fans.” Seems BangBang has gotten his 15 minutes of fame!


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