Cross Tattoos

Rihanna


In January 2014, artist Bang Bang gave Rihanna this tattoo of a cross on the inside of her right wrist. The intricate cross design is made from negative space and is surrounded by black ink.  Rihanna also expanded the henna designs — which has previously only been on the back of her arm — all the way up to edges of the cross, making it one cohesive piece. (more…)

Tove Lo


Tove Lo celebrated the release of her sophomore album Lady Wood by getting this tattoo on her arm on November 27, 2016, a month after the album’s October 28th release date.  The image of a vulva with a cross at the bottom is Tove Lo’s new logo, which was designed for this album cycle.  It appears on the Lady Wood cover art in place of the letter “O”s in her name. Tattoo artist Mark Lonsdale translated the logo into a simple minimalist tattoo. (more…)

Rihanna


In March 2012, Rihanna got a small and simple cross tattooed on her left collarbone. Artist Bang Bang cut the ink with water to make the tattoo light, the same technique that he used for the “Rebelle Fleur” tattoo on her neck. Rihanna chose this placement on her neck so that she can easily hide it with a necklace when she wants to, but she can also show it off. (more…)