Rihanna proved that she was just more than a sexy voice as she withstood what was a lot of pain to uphold a New Zealand tradition.
The singer marked her trip to the country by getting a traditional Maori tattoo, but also had it done the traditional way: with a chisel and hammer.
Done by Moko Ink, the Stay singer manages to crack a smile despite the blood, but rocks back and forth from the pain when the procedure is done on her knuckles.
The tattoo studio’s website describes what they do and why:
“Moko Ink is the world’s first Maori Tattoo studio specialising in the contemporary use and creation of traditional Maori and Polynesian Tatu.
“We make one off body art keeping alive the language and traditions that are unique to the art form. All our art is custom designed for each person on a consultation basis.
“The language of Ta Moko is used to design a unique piece of body art expressing aspects that relate to the wearer.”