Rihanna Flies Her Tattooists to Dominican Republic for 11-Hour Session

October 30, 2013

Rihanna has got a new henna tattoo which is incorporated into the traditional Maori tattoo she got a few weeks ago in New Zealand.  Bang Bang McCurdy and Cally-Jo of Bang Bang NYC tattoos, flew out to the Dominican Republic on Sunday to meet up with RiRi for a lengthy session in the middle of her Diamonds world tour.

“We drew on her hand from 7PM to midnight. We were drawing and changing things.” Bang Bang told E!. “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. 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.”

He revealed that it was one of the most challenging designs he has done on Rihanna. “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.”

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