In June 2008, Rihanna got another finger tattoo. This one is the most copied of her tattoos. It was copied by Lindsay Lohan and Lily Allen, who were unaware at the time that she had it, Cher Lloyd, and many of Rihanna’s fans has also decided to get one exactly like Rihanna’s. The premise is that the tattoo will be revealed when you hold your finger to your lips to shush someone.
Artist Bang Bang shared a picture of the tattoo in 2015 and wrote:
The “Shhh” tattoo is many years old- done in one shot, no touch up needed. If you’re thinking of getting you’re finger tattooed and have heard they “fade” or “fall out” I’ll say, Yes, they can fade during the healing process- though if done properly, they can be great, and last a lifetime?
Lily Allen and her friend Lindsay Lohan got matching “shhh…” tattoos on their index fingers at Shamrock Tattoos in West Hollywood after a night of partying.
Unfortunately Lily didn’t realize that Rihanna already had the same tattoo, and now regrets it. In an interview on the Australian TV show Rove, she revealed “I since found out that Rihanna’s got the same thing, so it’s not really — I mean she’s very cool, but you know what I mean, it’s like I thought I was being original.” Lily and Lindsay got their tattoos in February 2009 but Rihanna has had hers since June 2008.
It’s a reminder that you should always do your research before getting a tattoo!
On the inside of Cher Lloyd’s right index finger is “SHH…” This tattoo idea was made famous by Rihanna and has also been copied by Lindsay Lohan and Lily Allen. The premise is that the tattoo will be revealed when you hold your finger to your lips to shush someone, though in Cher’s case it is mostly seen when she holds a microphone. (more…)