Rihanna Shows Off New Hand Tattoo & South African Flag Nails

Tue, October 15, 2013 9:31am EST 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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Posted at 12:45 PM on October 20, 2013  

I know a lot of women that did something drastic (tats, shaving head, piercings) to themselves trying to get over a dude….why? It doesn’t change what they’re feeling in their heart & mind. Chris retaliates in a immature manner as well….it’s really getting old. (it only shows Chris thinks about Rihanna often) A clear the mind conversation in which Chris & Riri sit and get everything they want to tell each other would be the best way to spiritually move on….or they could remain best friends..but the back and forth isn’t healthy for either of them. It keeps you stans entertained, but they always feel a empty feeling of unfinished business between them. Life is too short for this….

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Posted at 11:20 PM on October 18, 2013  

Luv the traditional tattoo. Many reacted oddly, with little understanding of its significance. It is known as tatau in Polynesia, sported by many titled and/or warrior women to denote a significant life milestone. Women in our fam share similar ink lines. It will connect us for time immemorial to our histories before us and after us through our daughters…Anywho..on our Bajan, hers will look fab once completed to her specifications. Luv it.

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Posted at 1:08 PM on October 20, 2013  

Rihanna isn’t Polynesian, the tat has no significant life value to her. She is on tour, visiting different cultures and thought it was cute. Ten years from now, she will look down at her hand and say D@mn, why did I get this hideous tat on my hand. You can chalk it up to being young and just enjoying the moment.

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Tattoo Guy

Posted at 10:36 PM on October 16, 2013  

Digging this tattoo. I’m thinking about getting a similar one on my hands!

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Posted at 6:31 PM on October 16, 2013  

I personally don’t like the tattoo but anything to get rid of Chris I’m
Glad for…..that tattoo must ave been just as painful as the
Relationship with Chris. …. So everytime RIRI look at her hand
It shud remind her of all the pain HE HAS CAUSED HER……. DON’T
Don’t pay attention to the haters on this site and other sites …….

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Sunny Autumnn

Posted at 2:45 PM on October 16, 2013  

Thats my girl.riri ur realy an icon.go on girl.let cb on promoting u ad pushing foward his album.im not buying it even if its jan.let him keep dreaming 4 this the last u hear of him.doormart also tired doing her thing without telling him.God bless u girl.

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Posted at 9:11 AM on October 16, 2013  

Don’t like tattoo’s on a women but she beautiful what ever she does! The Queen!

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ROGER 4555

Posted at 8:44 AM on October 16, 2013  

Love My Girl RihRih “SHE” knows what looks Great on HER!!!!! Continue to be fearless I know U know what U are doing!!!!

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ROGER 4555

Posted at 8:43 AM on October 16, 2013  

Rihanna is Rocking the Tat!!!! I like the fact she does some of HER art work in grey or washed out black…..”SHE” is an Icon!!!!

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Posted at 5:15 PM on October 15, 2013  

That’s what’s up!!! Love you Rihanna iSouth Afrihca iyakuthanda sisi

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Bernard Walker

Posted at 10:47 AM on October 15, 2013  

perfect way to say good bye to chris .When you think it’s ok to let some one cut off your girl from 75 5 of her income . Not try to replace on your own . Tell her she needs to sleep with the people you owe $$ to pay your bills. Visible 1 finger salute that’s there 24/7 is awesome. Rihanna never did this because we made her cash with out his stupid help. Villa in Barbados 22 mil . Chris can’t make his mortgage !! did you see ford racing go 222.9 mph at Daytona . Rihanna and tempest eng. has some thing to do with that. Feeling use less. Chris fans . Should be.!!

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Posted at 10:37 AM on October 15, 2013  

Ok, tat looks bad now, but its not finished yet, so i guess it will look fine when its done.

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Posted at 10:32 AM on October 15, 2013  

she is afrais of the White’s.
that’s why she hasn’t the nerves for a tattoo of the african flag.

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Posted at 9:57 AM on October 15, 2013  

Which time rihana will get Married or her own is to traveling around the world.

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