Ruby Rose has a tattoo on her lower back of a tribal design with a rose at the center, inspired by her name. The regrettable “tramp stamp” was her first tattoo which she got when she was only 16 years old. That was in the early 2000s when lower back tattoos were all the rage, but now styles have changed and the tramp stamp is a much-mocked cliche. Ruby doesn’t love the design anymore but she sees it as a part of who she is.
“It’s a typical tramp stamp, with a rose and an architectural design around it. It’s ridiculous,” She told Canvas magazine. “It’s such a 16-year-old’s tattoo. I would never get that now. But I would never get it removed either. It’s one of my favorites because it was my first.”
Rihanna’s hand tattoo is a henna-style tribal dragon claw, which she got on her right hand while in New Zealand on her November 2008 tour. It matches her ex-boyfriend Chris Brown’s tattoo on the same hand. The design is of a geometric dragon claw with small hibiscus that go up to her wrist. Her tattoo was done in the traditional style of the Maori people in New Zealand. This method of tattooing makes the skin appear raised and rough, rather than smooth. She said to reporters:
“It’s tribal. It represents strength and love….It’s their traditional way of tattooing. I always wanted [one]. It hurt like hell!