Rihanna's New Tattoo Inspired By Chris Brown?
Tattooist reveals RiRi alluded to a past romance when getting the ink...
Earlier this week, the We Found Love hitmaker was filmed getting a traditional New Zealand Maori tattoo - which involves etching the ink into the skin with a chisel and mallet.
The painful procedure was carried out by duo Inia Taylor and Tiki Taane, with Taylor now revealing that RiRi got the design in memory of a past relationship.
Picture: © Instagram / @badgirlriri
Taylor told Celebuzz: "I didn't realise she had such a hard time. Apparently she had such an a*****e of a boyfriend she said.
"The tattoo is just a reminder of the things in the past. Lord knows, she overcame a lot of that s***. It's not about getting a tattoo, it's a ceremony.
"Tattoos aren't fashion. They are a way to get rid of pain in your life. You have to create pain to get over pain."
Speaking of the design on RiRi's right hand, he added: "The symbols involved are of dreams, hope, aspirations and navigation with Polynesian stars on her fingers."
In a recent interview, Brown was quizzed about the Bajan babe, where he described his 2009 assault on her as "the biggest wake-up call".