Rihanna Tattoo Count: 25 Rihanna’s “Thug Life” tattoo is a tribute to the late infamous rapper TuPac who started the hip hop group Thug Life in and. Rihanna's Tattoos. Dark Skin; Rihanna’s back of the neck tattoo was inked in , Sanskrit prayer that lines Rihanna's hip. Rihanna has 21 known tattoos all over her body – from head to ankles. She even has created a tattoo by her own – including a little umbrella on her tattooist arm.