Tattoo artists, fire breathers and “near-naked wait staff" are among Rihanna’s plans for her summer wedding to Chris Brown according to reports.

The couple, who controversially got back together earlier this year after Brown was convicted of assaulting her four years ago, will marry in Barbados this July, claims UK magazine Now.

Rihanna is planning on wearing a bikini at the ceremony rather than a wedding dress. "Rihanna doesn't want a big dress or boring old confetti. She wants to get married in her bikini and have a carnival atmosphere,” said a source quoted in Now.

"They want it to be relaxed and fun, like a 'playground', and to celebrate with the people who have stood by them."

The 25-year-old announced her reunion with her former boyfriend in January, insisting that it is important that she is "happy".

Rihanna sparked rumours of a wedding in February when she was seen wearing what appeared to be an engagement ring at the Grammy Awards.