Rihanna, who already sports several tattoos including a handgun on the side of her rib cage, got some new ink last night in New York.

Accompanied by her girlfriend, Rihanna looked happy as she headed to the East Village tattoo parlor.

This was the same joint she visited the night before with boyfriend Matt Kemp, who wasn't present for the latest needling, but witnessed her getting her temporary tatt (which we snapped a pic of!) before she made it permanent.

We sincerely hope she and Kemp hadn't planned on pulling a Brody & Avril with Kemp backing out at the last minute!