Rihanna is certainly one brave girl after sitting through what looks to be an extremely painful tattoo of a traditional tribal pattern which was chiselled onto her hands while visiting a parlour in New Zealand.
The ‘Where Have You Been’ hitmaker is currently Down Under on her ‘Diamonds’ tour and took time off to add yet another inking to her growing collection of body art and while she has a series of large tattoos including the goddess Isis across right under her boobs, it seems none have been more painful than the chiselling she had done this week.
Rihanna didn’t even flinch during the painful process (YouTube)
Rihanna, 25, visited famous tattoo artist Inia Taylor at the Moko Ink studio in West Auckland earlier this week where she treated herself to the traditional Ta Moko tattoo but it wasn’t inked with the typical needle RiRi is used to as the tatt was hammered on with a chisel, ink pigment and a mallet.
For those who aren’t so squeamish, the footage shows RiRi looking away from her arm as the tattooist gets to work on her new art and while she can’t stomach to watch, the singer impressively barely flinches as she endures the pain.
A description on the studio’s website explaining the tribal print reads: “Moko Ink is the worlds first Maori Tattoo Studio specialising in the contemporary use and creation of traditional Maori and Polynesian Tatu.
The 25-year-old now has a traditional Maori tattoo on her right hand (WENN)
“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 is no stranger to pain having several tattoos already including a set of stars trailing from her neck down her back, a tribal print on her hand, a gun on her ribcage and Egyptian queen Nefertiti on her side.
Watch the footage of Rihanna getting the hand tattoo below…
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