Rita Ora closed her European tour with a tattoo, and her Instagram post is awash with mixed comments. Ora went to tattoo artist Henk Schiffmacher at Schiffmacher & Veldhoen Tattooing in the Netherlands, for a dagger tattoo and some finger tattoos. The heart-piercing sword is tattooed on the “I Will Never Let You Down” singer’s back, and her hand displays ornamental symbols and dots on her right index and ring fingers.
In two days, the post was ‘liked’ over 277,000 times, including a ‘like’ from famed tattoo artist MK
While Clean Bandit and Drew Elliott have praised the work, reactions to the new tattoos have been extremely mixed. For one thing, the lines aren’t as clean as some would hope.
“No offense, but this tat is terrible, the lines aren’t straight and the blade is off center,” one user commented.
“His work is awful,” described tattoo artist Henk. “Was he stoned on mushrooms? Sorry but that looks awful. Unless you want a dodgy tattoo? Laser removal is the way to go with this one!”
For two; the design, especially on the heart, is not as “plump” as many would like. If the blade was thinner and Ora had the small design in a thin line style, the lines wouldn’t meet.
“Who drew the dagger/heart, a 4 year old kid!?! Shit. ! said another.
However, many have come to Ora’s defense.
“Too bad there are so many haters. We know better. Long live!” said one commenter.
At the end of the day, celebrities will always have heat for their work, their tattoo or whatever. But if Rita Ora likes what she has, that’s all that matters. In addition, it marks his touring experience in the Netherlands, as well as his incredible career. This is a brand worth inking.
Ora sports over 25 tattoos. A rose tattoo that appeared on her hand is believed to have been lasered off after a series of paparazzi photos showed the ink was barely visible.
Currently, Rita is embarking on her own world tour called “Phoenix”, which is named after her second studio album. The tour kicked off in Melbourne, Australia on March 1 at the Palais Theatre. She continued her shows in Sydney, Brisbane and Perth, then started the Asian leg the same month.