Rihanna Gets New Hand Tattoo: See the Photos!


Just weeks after Rihanna got that very painful-looking hand tattoo with a chisel and a mallet, she’s already covering it up … with more ink!

On Wednesday, her tattoo artist, Bang Bang, posted these photos on his Instagram of his handiwork:

According to E! Online, it took Bang Bang a whopping 11 hours to complete the ink and he even flew to the Dominican Republic especially for the session.

“The inspiration was henna art, we wanted something really decorative, feminine and sexy,” he tells E! Online. “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 … 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.”

And after all the hard work put into it, Rihanna loved it! “Ri flipped out!” adds Bang Bang. “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.”