Rihanna has a new, dumb tattoo & she’s got a crush on Megan Fox


Rihanna got a new tattoo, and I find it very dumb. She had “Never a failure, always a lesson” written in cursive on her chest – backwards. So… she can read it in the mirror? I guess. I mean, I guess the saying is interesting and it’s her body and everything, but getting it put on backwards just seems dumb. OK! Magazine did an interview with the tattoo artist:

Say what you will about Rihanna, but the woman doesn’t do things halfheartedly. Last night, the Rated R singer headed to NYC tattoo parlor East Side Ink — one of her favorites — and had her personal motto etched indelibly into her skin forever.

“She came in at about 2:00 A.M.,” East Side Ink owner and artist Keith “Bang Bang” McCurdy tells OK! exclusively. “She told me in advance she’d be coming, and then when she got there, she told me what she wanted: ‘Never a failure, always a lesson,’ but written backwards.”

Bang Bang continues, “I asked her why she wanted that and she said, ‘It’s kind of my motto in life for everything.’ Instead of considering things to be mistakes, considering them lessons.”

He explains that RiRi, who he says is “doing great,” wanted the phrase done in backwards writing so she would be able to read it in the mirror.

Because this piece of body art is so personal to Rihanna, the pop superstar decided she didn’t want this new ink to be as obvious as the ones she already sports. “She said that she wanted to do it in gray, rather than black, because she wanted it to be more subtle,” explains Bang Bang. “She didn’t want it to draw too much attention.”

Of course, Rihanna already drew enough attention to Bang Bang and East Side Ink earlier this year. Back in July, she caused a bit of a problem when she took tattoo needle in hand and inked him and a couple other patrons during a late-night session.

And then, only a few weeks later, ex-boyfriend Chris Brown paid a visit to East Side and did the exact same thing!

[From OK! Magazine]

In other Rihanna news, the New York Daily News is reporting that at the Vevo event two nights ago (where Justin Timberlake and John Mayer had a douche convention), Rihanna and JT stayed clear of each other, as if they didn’t want to be photographed together. Sketchy. Oh, and Rihanna also told The Mirror recently that she has something of a crush on… wait for it… Megan Fox. Oh, Rihanna. Don’t do it, girl. Rihanna said: “All humans are born with the ability to be attracted to both sexes. I mean, I could see myself in a relationship with a girl. Megan Fox… is yummy. She’s hot!” Ugh.

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  1. Annabelle says:

    I used to really love Rihanna, but now I find her so ooky. The more I hear about her personality, antics, and advice, the more I think….. No thanks

  2. snowball says:

    “He explains that RiRi, who he says is “doing great,” wanted the phrase done in backwards writing so she would be able to read it in the mirror.”

    Because, like, remembering all those words in your head is like, totally hard.

    Since she’s being all edgy and stuff with her new (crappy) album, you just knew she was going to pull out the “maybe I’m bisexual” card. And who else to play it with than that other airheaded bimbo, Megan Fox?

    RiRi, I liked you better when you were fake ballet dancing with your umbrella, ella, ella.

  3. irishserra says:

    Never fails…once they get a taste of the melodrama…

  4. the truth says:

    how can a woman with beautiful skin ruin it with nasty tats, enuf already ri its not sexy nor ladylike

  5. birdie says:

    First the comment about sending your boyfriends nude pictures, then the crush on Megan Fox?? I feel like Rihanna is becoming a douchebag.

  6. hatsumomo says:

    What she needs other than a smack of common sense is some loose powder and a lipliner. I hate looking at a woman with bold lipstick on and its bleeding around her mouth. She looks like a clown.

  7. diva says:

    I really don’t see Covergirl renewing her contract with all this reckless sex talk and her cd is just as bad and also has violent lyrics in addition to graphic sexual references. She is a victim of someone with too much money and too many “yes” people surrounding her afraid to tell her the truth and tone down all this nonsense. She also is in desperate need of a new glam squad. Her fashion sense is way off and now she appears on the fashion don’t lists, whereas before she was considered a trendsetter. It’s a shame to see a young girl who if she would just keep her mouth shut and look like a movie star and lip synch to dance music, learn how to perform she would be a worldwide smash. She was on the verge of becoming a superstar and now she has effectively blown it and is continuing to self-destruct.

  8. Firestarter says:

    What’s up with those wings she has as shoulder pads?

  9. BitterBetty says:

    Might be ugly but at least it’s a positive massage. and I actually think its nice she got it tattooed in mirror writing so she could read it. sounds like she really did this one for herself, not for anyone else.

  10. lilred says:

    I think she’s using the same designer as Gaga.

  11. Sigh. says:

    So is this a matter of PR/marketing that she’s become soooooo overtly sexual, or was she always this needy, and I missed it (I’ve never been a fan)?

    Don’t come down on me all at once, but all of this is ringing of a sad attempt to try and prove to us (herself?) that she’s “in control,” despite what happened earlier this year.

    Her supposed crush on Fox is not surprising (and probably more shock talk than anything). She (laughingly) tries to get us to believe she uses her sexuality only for the good of womankind, and comes off just as desperate.

  12. Jess says:

    remember how beautiful she used to be? what happened??

  13. artsyfartsy says:

    This chic is nuts. This is the chic you all defended. All she cares about is size, and sending naked pics to her boyfriends…yeah, I think I will defend her, NOT!

  14. yadira says:

    Firestarter: Simple yet hillarious comment. I hate shoulder pads! Always have, always will,

  15. Tess says:

    Almost as dumb as Angelina’s “Billy Bob” tattoo. At least she isn’t stupid enough to tattoo a man’s name on her arm!

  16. Meh says:

    To me, the douche in this story is the tattoo artist who sold his story to OK hours after he did the tat. UGH!

  17. BitterBetty says:

    I don’t think she minds giving him the publicity since she let him take the picture.

  18. Tia C says:

    While I don’t personally care for tattoos, I like the message of her new one. Good words to live by.

    She’s been going through a lot this year. She’s real young and she’s figuring herself out. I really think that’s what all the craptastic quotes have been about. Although I have been noticing with her “butch” haircut and aggressive fashion choices, she’s looking more and more like she’s thinking about “switching teams.” Look me up, Riri! LOL

  19. Liz says:

    She really needs to see a professional about her issues. After the whole Chris Brown thing it seems her objective is to make herself look as they say a “tough badass”. She shows as much skin as she can, she gets gun tats, flashy jewelry and a new album full of wannabe gangster-emo tunes. I’m definately not buying what she’s selling with all of this, its starting to get annoying and famewhorish.

  20. pj says:

    It looks like she got stitches in her shoulder.

  21. EMV says:

    She needs a new stylist….what’s with her hair? She needs to take her own advice and learn from her mistakes and stop being a fool.

  22. Cheyenne says:

    That two-tone hair was not one of her better ideas.

  23. lucy2 says:

    I think the tattoo looks stupid. Do it in gray not black so it doesn’t draw too much attention? Um, you’re wearing words on your chest like a billboard!!! And since she seems to enjoy being half dressed these days, everyone will see it.
    I agree with Liz, I think she has some issues that she needs to work out. Whether it’s a result of the CB stuff or just other issues coming to the surface, she is really acting out these days.

  24. tims says:

    lol..I have to laugh reading all these comments..less than 1 month go u guys were ready to burn chris brown at the stake..
    now u call rihanna a famewhore..lol
    i almost choked on my coffee

  25. tims says:

    its not suprising that u guys are finally seeing the real rihanna..dont go blame chris brown for her fame whoring. bish got a record to sell.
    everybody in the black community being known bout rihanna’s cocky and slutty ways..
    u white people just paying attention to it now.

  26. Firestarter says:

    @tims- Go do your baiting schtick someplace else.

    Lets not forget, your precious Chris Brown has a record out he is trying to sell as well.

    Nothing any of you apologists say will change the fact that Chris Brown is a woman beater. It matters not what the hell she says or does as far as her comments about sex, the tattoos she gets, the clothes she wears. That has nothing to do with him being an ignorant woman beating coward. Grow up!

  27. Kim says:

    I usually prefer to just browse, but I had to respond to Tim’s comment. “everyone” in the black community (since we are obviously one big homogeneous unit) does not “know” that Rhianna is a slut, and even if she is, that was NO excuse for her to be abused. As a black woman, I am/was livid about the CB/Rihanna situation, and I do not wish to see any woman (of whatever race) victimized.
    On to her tattoo… the girl is 21 (or 22? too lazy to check). So what if she got a dumb tattoo? At least it has some significance for her. The Megan Fox comment, now, is something else. Megan is the pits. You do not want to associate yourself with her.

  28. WTF?!? says:

    Looks like RiRi has another epic “lesson” on her formerly-beautiful skin.

  29. Shannon says:

    tims, how does anything Rhianna does NOW excuse Chris Brown’s behavior months ago? She is a separate person. Chris Brown is the scum of the earth, an abuser who takes out his anger on people who cannot properly defend themselves against him.

  30. QB says:

    Rihanna looks horrible, the make up is horrible and the hair is bad.

  31. Bete says:

    She is beginning to resemble a jailbird bitch.

  32. Baho says:

    She looks like a Durani, is what she looks like.

    (her name is Rio!)

    …I’m waiting for her to cover “Morning Train” by Sheena Easton and then get discovered by Prince.

  33. tims says:

    where did I say it was ok for chris brown to beat up rihanna? NOWHERE.
    dont try to twists my words up.
    @ kim do u only ready white blogs? its obvious.
    dont come at me without facts.
    “Definitely the high-risk [guys]. I don’t like cream puff, corny guys. Usually they are the nice guys, the ones that won’t hurt you. They’ll pull out the chair for you and the whole nine yards. Everything is perfect and boring. I like the risk, I like the edge. That’s the thrill for me.”
    thats what rihanna said..
    yea shes a victim whos acting out because chris brown beat on her for no reason…lolololol

  34. tims says:

    u guys on here can call rihanna victim all day long..shes proving everyday she NO EFFING VICTIM..
    yea chris brown just woke up one day and punched the shit out of her..keep believing that crap.

  35. tims says:

    @ firestarter whatever ur name is.. if it doesnt matter what rihanna says or wear, y r u posting bout them..y r u callin her comments dumb,y comment on her personal life.. my point exacly.
    get off her nuts

  36. SisterAgnes says:

    tims, are you suggesting Rihanna punched herself in the face repeatedly? I will never understand you CB fans. The words disturbed and delusional come to mind.

  37. ViktoryGin says:

    @ tims

    Unless you’re hard of reading, you should understand that Firestarter said that it doesn’t matter what Rhianna says or wears specifically to warrant having the shit beat out of her.

    And the problem that Kim had with your comment is that you are making suppositions about people’s opinions because they’re black. As much as I dislike Rhianna (CB not withstanding), even on urban blogs opinion is incredibily diverse where Rhianna is concerned, so your lame ass comment is presumptuous. If you want to “check” the “facts” (which are actually opinions) here’s a link to Concrete Loop: http://concreteloop.com/

    Stop putting everybody in the same category.

  38. smilelover says:

    That girl IS the failure and hopefully a lesson to others.

    Btw, looks like a scar and awful

  39. Firestarter says:


    VG- Thanks for reading correctly! : )

  40. Lway says:

    Seriously – her hair looks crap.

  41. Aspie says:

    It’s funny, first everyone was in Rihanna’s corner now everything she seems to do lately is “dumb”. Her statements to the media are dumd. Her outfits are now ridiculous. Even her freakin’ tattoo is now “dumb”.

    What happened recently for the sudden shift to place Rihanna in this “dumb” category? She’s young and is going to make mistakes in life but I don’t think she’s certainly a “dumb” person for all of her choices.

  42. lucy2 says:

    People were in her corner because she was the victim of domestic abuse. Explain to me why people can’t also have an opinion on her clothes, tattoos, or her recent behavior. I personally think she’s doing and saying some stupid things lately, but in no way does that mean I think it was OK for CB to attack her. Totally separate issues.

    tims, as I’m sure others have said to you since this all happened, it does not matter what she said or did, if she was bitchy or slutty or anything – he should not have physically abused her. It’s against the law and morally reprehensible, and no one deserves that. End of story.

  43. Jamie says:

    I got a tattoo on my wrist earlier on in the year, to celebrate my life and to have something to always remind me of what I had gone through. It is facing me, not facing everyone else – because it is for me. I like the idea of Riri’s tattoo being backwards so it can be read in the mirror. I think that’s really nice. Tatts should be a personal thing; they should mean something. I am glad I have mine.

  44. tinker97027 says:

    Never listened to her music before (just don’t care for that genra) but you bet your ass tim, that I’ll be defending her till the day I die. NOBODY deserves to have the living piss beaten out of them. Or maybe you think it’s okay to beat up on a woman? Just because she’s making some bad choices right now doesn’t exactly mean that she’s a bad apple. I feel for the poor lady. Rihanna, I wish you all the best & really hope & pray that you get the help that you need…

  45. Jess says:

    Oh guys, come on. She is 22. Or whatever. How many times did you change up your look because you felt like it when you were that young? I know I did. And my mom tells me that she got her tattoo when she was 20. She is no stupid whore. She is a normal person, just as I, and just as Rihanna is. Only Rihanna is famous, which makes it worse for her. As far as Megan Fox goes…eh. I don’t find her beautiful, but she is attractive. Rihanna noticed and she said it. Oh well.

  46. Wings Tattoo says:

    I agree with you Jess. Getting a tattoo or changing your look does not mean anything negative about a person. She has the money, she can afford to change her look whenever she wants and she can get a tattoo if she feels like it. That’s her decision. There is no bad intention toward others with here behavior.

  47. Jimmy D says:

    I like the tattoo. If it gives her strength, that’s between her and her faith.Tattoo Fade

  48. mary says:

    I think people need to grow up just because she got a tatt that means something to her has got nothing to do with anyone else get over it!!!! if she has a crush on a female like megan fox who is totally hot get over it!!!!!!! 2 words to small minded people like all of you GROW UP!!!!!!!!

  49. Rihanna Defender says:

    OMG stop bashing her u guys are effin losers…she is young and she has been through some things and tattoos are body art so stop being ignorant!! Her style changes with her artistic growth and if u don’t like her fine but STOP BASHING HER!!!!!!!!