Rihanna is currently in New Zealand, where she has three tour stops, and while she’s there she decided to add to her extensive tattoo collection!
The singer got a traditional Maori tattoo on her right hand, and it wasn’t easy. Modern tattoos are done with an electric needle machine, but the Maori tattoos are done with a chisel, ink pigment and a mallet.
There is a video of Rihanna getting the new tattoo, which consists of lines and symbols from her fingernails down to the middle of her forearm.
A description for the studio on the Moko Ink website reads: “Moko Ink is the worlds first Maori Tattoo Studio specialising in the contemporary use and creation of traditional Maori and Polynesian Tatu. We make one off body art keeping alive the language and traditions that are unique to the art form. All our art is custom designed for each person on a consultation basis. The language of Ta Moko is used to design a unique piece of body art expressing aspects that relate to the wearer.”
Rihanna, 25, keeps it together for most of the time, but towards the end she starts showing signs of pain.
The video makes me cringe! I can’t imagine – it looks so painful!