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Hello Gun Tattoos – Goodbye To Our Barbados Sweetheart Rihanna

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We Don’t Understand Rihanna’s Message, But We Don’t Like It

Guns are about power and control through violence and threats of violence. Does Rihanna believe that tattooing two guns on her body is some outward show of inner strength? That message becomes hollow mek sport when the person wearing the gun tattoos is a victim of domestic violence who crawled back to her abuser.

rihanna-gun-tattoosAround the table at Barbados Free Press we really didn’t know what to think when we first saw these photos. Shona said “The poor thing is in trouble” while all Robert could muster was a sad “That makes me sick to my heart for the girl.”

According to Huffington Post, the guns on the shoulders are where Rihanna really wanted them, but she ended up putting them under her arms on each side. The ones on her shoulders were drawings prior to the actual cutting of the underarm guns.

We’ll leave it to our readers and not say too much more except that to many of us in Barbados, it feels like someone has abducted our sweetheart. We’d really like her back, but we don’t think that is going to happen…

So sad.

Further Reading

Sexy Pink Blog (Trinidad & Tobago): Big Dream, Small Guns – Rihanna

Huffington Post: Rihanna Gets A Gun Tattoo

Tattoo artist BANG: MySpace Photos

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