Rihanna’s new tattoo was etched onto her hand with a hammer
Rihanna got a traditional Maori design inked onto her right hand using only chisel and a mallet at Moko Ink studios in New Zealand. The ‘Pour It Up’ singer chose to mark her recent trip to New Zealand by getting a traditional Maori design inked onto her right hand using the excruciatingly painful yet traditional Ta Moko method. A two-minute video has been posted online of Rihanna getting the arrow-shaped symbols – which run from her fingertips all the way to her forearm – inked onto her skin by tattoo artist Inia Taylor at the Moko Ink studio in West Auckland, who uses only a chisel, a mallet and ink pigment.
Dressed down in a grey hoodie, the 25-year-old star pulls a series of grimaces and laughs hysterically through the pain as Inia, helped by local singer Tiki Taane, gets to work on the design. The ink-mad beauty has well over 20 tattoos on her body, including a Sanskrit prayer down her thigh and the word love on the middle finger of her left hand, and claims they all have spiritual meanings.... Read the full, comprehensive news article and discuss at CapitalFMSimilar Stories