Rihanna Gets A New Tattoo On Her Hand
Posted by AJ Grey on 10.30.2013
Inspired by Henna...
E! News reports that Rihanna got a new tattoo on her hand while in the Dominican Republic. Tattoo artist Bang Bang McCurdy and Cally-Jo of Bang Bang NYC tattoos went to Rihanna on Sunday for an eleven-hour session. The new art was added to the Maori tattoo on her right hand, which she got to celebrate her trip to New Zealand during her Diamonds world tour. That tattoo was applied with a mallet and a chisel.
Bang Bang said: "We drew on her hand from 7 p.m. to midnight. We were drawing and changing things. I'd take a break and Cally-Jo would draw, then I'd draw...The inspiration was henna art, we wanted something really decorative, feminine and sexy. We thought that was the closest in style where we could shift and make it look decorative. She had something preexisting on her hand. So it was a little bit of a cover up, but also making it look good, wanted to make sure it flowed. We needed to work with what she already had," and added, that it was "difficult, because the stuff she already had was a pattern on skin. We were trying to fit the body with what she already had. Mend the two styles with a new style. Her hand is not something you can put away. We went over and over. It was a struggle to design. She even took a nap when we were drawing. We started over, until we found the direction she liked."
He said it was one of the "most challenging design I've done on Rihanna before."
He added: "This one had elements to it that were very unique, covering up pieces of it, combining pieces of it, making up new pieces."
When the session was over, Rihanna was happy.
Bang Bang said: "Ri flipped out! Absolutely loved it, loved it! It's a hard thing when you get a tattoo and not absolutely love it. It's uncomfortable to have something on your hand, especially when it's in such a visible spot, and she's such a visible person. Your hand is as closely related as your face. If you think about it, her hand is right there and the whole world is watching it."
He also provided E! with some photos of the session, which you can see below.