Barbadian beauty Rihanna stripped into a bikini this week and showed off her latest tattoo – an image of a Goddess, tattooed around her rib cage and beneath her breasts.

The singer uploaded a picture of herself and her best friend Melissa, both in a bikini top and denim shorts, to her Twitter page on Friday, with the photo caption ‘#poolside #bfflife.”
 
Rihanna first showed the tattoo when she closed the 2012 London Paralympics in early September, and debuted  it in a sheer red outfit and later, a sheer black top. She was joined by Coldplay and rapper Jay-Z, to end the 11-day event.
 
Rihanna's newest tattoo is in honor of her grandmother, Clara "Dolly" Brathwaite, who lost her battle with cancer in July.
 
The "We Found Love" singer posted a picture of the new body ink to her Instagram account, with the caption, "Goddess Isis-Complete Woman-Model for future generations- #GRANGRANDOLLY- always in and on my heart #1love."
 
In addition to posting a picture of herself in the bikini top, Rihanna also added a photo to twitter of her standing behind a bullet holed sheet of paper which she is holding up. 
 
It should be no surprise that the “Good Girl Gone Bad” has a liking for guns, as she has a small gun tattooed on her ribs.
 
As of late, Rihanna is rumored to have caused a rift in the relationship between her ex-love, Chris Brown, and his current girlfriend, Karreuche Tran, after they kissed during the 2012 MTV VMA awards.
 
After the incident, Karreuche Tran tweeted a picture of her kissing a man who was not Chris Brown, though he too sports a nose ring. She also posted a picture on her account saying, "Treat Your Girl Right."
 
Rihanna admitted to talk show host Oprah last month that Brown "was the first love and I see that he loved me the same way. We were very young and very spontaneous. We ran free. We ran wild. We were falling in love going in at a really rapid pace and we forgot about ourselves as individuals."