Rihanna Shows Off New Hand Tattoo & South African Flag Nails

Tue, October 15, 2013 9:31am EDT by 14 Comments
Rihanna South Africa
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Rihanna is in the middle of her world tour and showed off some local pride as she debuted the South African flag on her nail during her Johannesburg concert! Read more about her travels below!

Rihanna is hard at work, performing almost every night on tour, but that doesn’t mean she isn’t immersing herself in the local culture. On Oct. 8, RiRi got a traditional Maori tattoo on her hand while in New Zealand. The tattoo was made with a chisel and a mallet, rather than a needle. Ouch! But the results look amazing, and she showed them off on Instagram on Oct. 13. Do you love her new tattoo and flag nails?

Rihanna In South Africa — Shows Off Her Hand Tattoo

Rihanna got the traditional Polynesian hand tattoo on Oct. 8. A graphic video was posted online (watch below if you dare)! Although it looks super painful, RiRi is handling it with grace!

RiRi hit up a zoo while in Johannesburg, posting photos with a cheetah, giraffe and baby lion on Instagram.

On Oct. 13, she posted a photo of her flag thumb nail, with the caption, “Hellooo Mama Africa, how are you?”

We love that she’s really escaping into the culture of each city she visits!

Glam In Cape Town

On the next stop of her tour, she went to an Aquarium in Cape Town. There, she went full on glam, with red lips and long, red nails.

Watch the video of Rihanna getting her painful tattoo below!

WATCH: Rihanna getting traditional Polynesian Tattoo by Inia Taylor & assisted by Tiki Taane

— Dory Larrabee

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