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."
It's been a rough few months for Rihanna, who has been stalked, stolen from, and had her house broken into more than once recently -- including two times just in the last two weeks. Thankfully she wasn't at home during the attempted robberies, but it's enough to shake a girl up.
Rihanna's sprawling Pacific Palisades home is reportedly worth $12 million, but the star is packing her bags and moving out as we speak. On top of that, she's currently performing her "Diamonds" world tour, having spent the past several weeks in Australia and New Zealand, and moving on to South Africa next week.
Rihanna was forced to take out a restraining order back in March against one obsessed fan who broke into a house he thought was Rihanna's, but which turned out to be a neighbor's. Add to that the uproar over Rihanna's slow loris photo on Instagram, which led to the arrest of two animal smugglers in Thailand. Not to mention this week's Chris Brown interview with the Guardian, in which the rapper states the Rihanna incident was his "biggest wake up call."