Rihanna has paid homage to rapper Tupac Shakur by getting the same tattoo as him.

All these b****es screaming that 2pac back #THUGLIFE (sic).

The 'We Found Love' hitmaker has had 'Thug Life' etched on her hands, the same inking that the slain rapper - who was killed in a drive-by shooting in 1996 - had on his stomach.

She tweeted a picture with the caption "All these b****es screaming that 2pac back #THUGLIFE (sic)."

She also posted a separate message - reportedly in reference to Drake's single 'Free Spirit' which mentions Tupac's girlfriend Kidada Jones, who used to have a tattoo of his face on her arm.

She wrote: "Tat my f***in name on u girl so I know its real!!! #MINE (sic)."

The 23-year-old is a huge fan of tattoos, with approximately 14 visible inkings including a musical note, a Pisces, the word 'love', a trail of stars and the French saying 'Rebelle Fleur' - which means rebellious flower.

Rihanna also appears to have gotten a new tattoo on her back. She posted a picture on the micro-blogging site of her posing on a table drinking a bottle of beer while the tattoo artist Mark Mahoney worked on her body art.

She wrote: "My boo Mark Mahoney!!!! #RockstarS*** #TATnight (sic)."