Rihanna Pays Tribute to Late Grandmother with Revealing Tattoo

By: Anthony Bartkewicz, New York Daily News Email
By: Anthony Bartkewicz, New York Daily News Email

R&B star Rihanna revealed her latest tattoo, a tribute to her late grandmother, in a provocative photo on her Instagram account.

With her hands covering her breasts, the singer shows off a chest piece of a winged Isis, the Egyptian goddess of motherhood and fertility.

“Goddess Isis — Complete Woman — Model for future generations — #GRANGRANDOLLY,” she wrote in the caption. “Always in and on my heart.”

The 24-year-old singer’s maternal grandmother Clara “Dolly” Brathwaite died July 1 at a New York hospital after a battle with cancer.

Rihanna canceled her appearance at a music festival in Madrid so she could attend funeral services in Brooklyn.

She is fresh off performances at the closing ceremony of the 2012 Paralympics in London and MTV’s Video Music Awards, where she won Video of the Year for her song “We Found Love” and shocked some audience members by kissing ex-boyfriend Chris Brown, who violently assaulted her in 2009.

Through her grandmother’s illness, Rihanna tweeted photos of the two of them together, and wrote “Goodbye #grangranDOLLY get your beauty rest until I see you” when she passed.

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