PHOTOS What’s the meaning of Rihanna’s Isis tattoo?

Rihanna's Isis chest tattoo is a tribute to her GranGran Dolly

Singer Rihanna was clearly heartbroken when her “GranGran” Dolly passed away from cancer on July 1st, and now the 24-year-old singer has paid tribute to her grandmother in true Rihanna fashion – with a HUGE tattoo of the Egyptian goddess Isis on her chest!

Rihanna shared the photo above this weekend along with the words, “Goddess Isis- Complete Woman – Model for future generations- #GRANGRANDOLLY – always in and on my heart #1love” In the elaborate tattoo, Isis can be seen sitting on one leg with wings extended beneath Rihanna’s breasts. The style of the design matches another of her recent tattoos, an Egyptian falcon on her left ankle.

Rihanna got the tattoo in London on Saturday and was spotted just outside a tattoo parlor with a bandage visible on her chest. According to Rihanna Daily, a fan asked her where the tattoo was located and what is was, to which Rihanna responded by saying, “Rib cage! Got it for my guardian angel Dolly.”

The tattoo actually made its first appearance during Rihanna performance at Sunday’s Paralympics Closing Ceremony in London, where it could be seen under a red shear top worn by the singer on stage. Rihanna shared a photo of herself from the performance combined with a photo of her kissing her grandmother on the cheek:

Rihanna and her grandmother Clara "GranGran Dolly" Braithwaite and her Isis tattoo

According to Wikipedia, “Isis is a goddess in Ancient Egyptian religious beliefs, whose worship spread throughout the Greco-Roman world. She was worshipped as the ideal mother and wife as well as the patron of nature and magic. She was the friend of slaves, sinners, artisans, and the downtrodden, and she listened to the prayers of the wealthy, maidens, aristocrats, and rulers … Isis is also known as protector of the dead and goddess of children.”

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