Stick-and-Poke Tattoos

Ash Costello


Ash Costello has a sloppy looking heart with the letters “BF” on her right forearm which was done by a friend with a tattoo gun.  We think the “artist” behind the ink is Escape The Fate lead singer Craig Mabbitt.  A year earlier, Ash tagged along with Craig while he was getting a tattoo and she ended up grabbing the gun and giving him “BFF,” a heart, and a smiley face.

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Rihanna


Rihanna’s hand tattoo is a henna-style tribal dragon claw, which she got on her right hand while in New Zealand on her November 2008 tour. It matches her ex-boyfriend Chris Brown’s tattoo on the same hand. The design is of a geometric dragon claw with small hibiscus that go up to her wrist. Her tattoo was done in the traditional style of the Maori people in New Zealand. This method of tattooing makes the skin appear raised and rough, rather than smooth. She said to reporters:

“It’s tribal. It represents strength and love….It’s their traditional way of tattooing. I always wanted [one]. It hurt like hell! 

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