Rihanna Gets Traditional Maori Tattoo On Her Hand
See the singer get inked using a chisel and mallet while on tour in New Zealand
Pop princess Rihanna is no stranger to getting tattoos, but for her latest inking the singer has opted for a traditional Maori design applied to her right hand using a chisel and mallet!
The 25-year-old star underwent the painful process while in New Zealand with her Diamonds world tour.
Local musician Tiki Taane uploaded a two-minute video to YouTube showing the Pour It Up singer getting inked by tattoo artist Inia Taylor at the Moko Ink studio in Auckland.
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While modern tattoos are usually completed using a tattoo gun and fine needle, traditional Maori and Polynesian 'tatu' is instead carried out using a chisel, ink pigment and a mallet.
In the video, Rih can be seen dressed casually in a grey hooded sweatshirt, grimacing and turning her head away as Taylor and Taane work on the intricate design.
The tattoo stretches from the base of her fingernails to below her right wrist and appears to consist of a series of delicate arrows and lines.
This isn't the first time RiRi has received some new ink in New Zealand. Back in 2008 while touring with former flame Chris Brown she got another Maori-inspired design on her right hand, which she later revealed "hurt like hell."