Rihanna on making her mark

Rihanna gets inked and might be launching her own fashion line...

As we reported earlier the singer is feeling a tad down in the dumps following the dramatic downsizing of her trademark booty. But while some of us placed in a similar situation might reach for a cupcake, RiRi nipped off to New York’s Bang Bang tattoo parlour instead.

Her weight may be decreasing her but tattoo count is on the up and following her visit, she’s now at #16 – a small red cross positioned directly on her collarbone.

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But while a tattoo could be construed as rather an unusual way to cheer oneself up, there could be another reason.

Rihanna let slip on Ryan Seacrest's radio show that following her second capsule collaboration with Armani (SS12 is dropping any day now), she'll be working on a line of her own. "I want to design," she told the host, "so I’m working with designers. Designers that I respect, and companies that I respect. I want people to really trust me before I just say ‘Buy it, because it’s mine.”

Could she be in taking lessons from fellow tattoo fan Marc Jacobs? Watch this space...

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