Rihanna may have just had her most painful tattoo ever when she got herself a Maori tattoo on her right hand done at Moko Ink studio in West Auckland, New Zealand while on a tour stop. Done traditionally using a chisel and mallet to apply the ink pigment, the 25-year-old entertainer tried to smile off the obvious pain she was in as seen in a short video taken during the session and posted on YouTube.
Wearing a gray hoodie, RiRi looked away as tattoo artist Inia Taylor with help from local musician Tiki Taane worked on the elaborate design that ran from the singer's mid-forearm down to her red-manicured fingers. At one point, Rihanna wiped some of the blood away as she took a check on how the inking was moving along.
After the session, Rihanna showed off the finished work by posing for a photo, placing her newly-tattooed hand over her face, at the same time bringing to mind the motto "no pain, no gain." It is expected to hold some personal meaning to the singer, similar to the ones she previously got, as the tattoo studio also stated on its website that the custom art they do express "aspects that relate to the wearer."
Rihanna is set to show off more of her new tattoo as she moves on to her next tour stop in her "Diamonds" world tour, performing on October 13 at the FNB Stadium in Johannesburg, South Africa.