Rihanna gets some rap legend inspired Ink

Pop star Rihanna has been critized by fans and sections of the media and been branded a common thug for her ink tribute to Tupac (2Pac) Shakur.

The singer had the words ‘THUG LIFE’ tattooed on to her knuckles and displayed the results on her Twitter.

Along with the photo, she tweeted: ‘♫ All these b****es screaming that 2pac back ♫ #THUGLIFE.’

The singer also had another tattoo on her back in the same session, as she tweeted a picture lying on tattoo artist Mark Mahoney’s table with a bottle of beer.

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NBA star inks celebrity tattoo artist

NBA star Amar’e Stoudemire can now add being an amateur tattooist to his CV after inking celebrity tattoo artist BangBang.

The New York Knicks player took on BangBang’s challenge at his home in the meatpacking district of the city.

BangBang, who has inked celebrity’s such as Rihanna and Chris Brown, posted photos of the tattoo being done on his Facebook page.

The tattoo of a basketball featuring some initials, which are rumoured to mean something to Stoudemire’s religious beliefs, was inked on the inner calf of BangBang’s right leg.

Stoudemire is heavily inked himself with a scripture of Mathew 20:16 on his chest and the words ‘Black Jesus’ on his next to name just a few.

Considering it was the first time the NBA All-Star had a needle in his hand, BangBang was reportedly impressed with his work.

This is not the first celebrity client to tattoo BangBang, who charges $300 an hour. Rihanna returned the favour by inking an R and an umbrella on him while Katy Perry tattooed a smiling peppermint.