Rihanna on "thug life" tattoo: 'I'll get tear drop next time'
Published Jan 27 2012, 05:25 GMT | By Jennifer Still Rihanna
has responded to criticism about her new tattoo.
The 'We Found Love'
singer visited the Shamrock Social Club tattoo parlour
in Hollywood earlier this week, where she had the words "thug life" inked across her fingers.
While many Twitter users spoke out against the body art, claiming that Rihanna was glorifying gang culture, she has since taken to the social networking site to defend her decision.
"I #LOVE my new tattoo!!! Can't wait for yall to see it!!! I got it in 'Tibetan' this time!!! #approved," she wrote
"Chill babes #noshade. Err'body has an opinion, but yall know what yall can do with them!!! #THUGLIFE (sic)"
Rihanna later joked: "I'm thinking I shoulda got a tear drop instead!!! #THUGLIFE maybe next time. "All eyes on Rih, betta picture me rollin' #THUGLIFE."
The star recently overtook Lady GaGa as the most viewed female act on YouTube
Watch Rihanna's video for 'We Found Love' below: