Rihanna New Tattoo: Singer Gets Falcon Inked On Her Ankle

18 June 2012, 11:18 | Updated: 18 June 2012, 11:22

The 'We Found Love' star shared her latest design with her Twitter followers.

Rihanna has unveiled a new tattoo depicting a Falcon perched just above her right ankle.

The 'We Found Love' star shared her latest tattoo on Twitter over the weekend, giving her followers an explanation of why she had decided to get the design.

She wrote: "Falcon: a light that shines in the darkness! Never close their eyes during sleep."

RiRi got the tattoo at Bang Bang Tattoos in New York – a store she has used previously.

The 'Talk That Talk' star is now understood to have a total of 17 tattoos. Her others include a cross on her collar bone and the word 'love' written on her middle finger.

Another of the star's finger tattoos features the slogan 'Sshhh'.

Check out a photo of Rihanna's new tattoo below (picture: Twitter):

Rihanna Twitter

Meanwhile, RiRi is scheduled to return to the UK later this month ahead of her appearance at the Wireless Festival in London.

The star has been taking a break from performing live to focus on her acting career, which earlier this year saw her make her on screen debut in Battleship.

The film saw Rihanna play a naval officer called Raikes, who has to help defend a fleet of ships from alien attack.