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  • Rihanna is paying homage to late-Tupac Shakur the only way that counts; by getting her fingers tattooed with the rapper’s signature slogan: “Thug Life.” She flashed the new tats on Twitter today (Jan. 25).

    “All these b—-es screaming that 2pac back,” she wrote alongside one photo. She wasn’t totally hardcore, however. She had the litters inked in light pink. Shakur had the words tattooed on his stomach.

    Rihanna has been on hiatus since her grueling “Loud Tour” ended in December with three shows at the O2 Arena in London. The 23-year-old singer missed a couple of dates and was hospitalized for “exhaustion” near the end of the trek.

    Check out Rihanna’s photos; click to enlarge.

    She was working virtually non-stop to finish her new album and shoot a video. Tabloids in London also reported that the singer was partying almost non-stop, which contributed to her condition. Since wrapping the tour, she’s spent time vacationing Hawaii.

    She returned to Los Angeles last week and was spotted at Greystone Manor. Her ex, Chris Brown, was there as well with his girlfriend and a rep denied any new romance.

    Rihanna Tweeted photos taken at Mark Mahoney’sMark Mahoney’s Shamrock Social Club tattoo parlor in Hollywood. Among them was a photo of “Machete” actor Danny Trejo, who flashed a large woman with a sombrero tattooed on his chest. He must have been there at the same time. Rihanna was in the photo, too.

    Rihanna also sent a photo of her with a beer getting a tattoo on her back or backside. “Tat my f***in name on u girl so I know its real!!!” she wrote cryptically. “I #LOVE my new tattoo!!! Can’t wait for yall to see it!!!” she added. “I got it in “Tibetan” this time!!! #approved”

    Rihanna is fast becoming a painted lady. She also has a music note on her ankle; the word “love” on her left middle finger and a series of stars down the back of her neck.

    The French phrase “Rebelle Fleur” is also on her back. It means “rebellious flower.” Check out her photos.