A good way to decompress? A new video has been posted of Rihanna getting a traditional Maori tattoo in New Zealand — and the method looks more than a little painful. Instead of using a needle, Ta moko tattoos use a chisel and mallet to make the markings.
Local musician Tiki Taane posted the video of Rihanna getting inked by himself and tattooist Inia Taylor from Moko Ink on YouTube Tuesday, Oct. 8. In the video, Rihanna, 25, grimaces while Taane and Taylor work together with a chisel and mallet on her right arm. Though the “Diamonds” singer’s hand is left bloodied and bruised after, she stays silent throughout the process.
Rihanna was in New Zealand as part of her Diamonds World Tour, but tweeted she was leaving on Wednesday. “Bye bye New Zealand!” she wrote. “I love you! Hate to leave . . . soon.”
Though she seems sad to leave, Rihanna was upset by the amount of attention she was receiving from photographers during her visit. After photos were released of her standing on her hotel balcony going without makeup, the Grammy-winning artist posted one of the shots on Instagram and lashed out at the paparazzi. “I hate these n—az more than the Nazi,” she boldly stated.
Watch Rihanna get her Maori tattoo in the video above. Warning: the clip is graphic in nature.
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