Fact is, Rihanna made Bang Bang into the celebrity tattoo artist he is today. Rihanna found Keith McCurdy (Bang Bang’s given name) working inside the dark entrails of a dingy basement NYC tattoo parlor over ten years ago. Rhianna recommended Katy Perry, then came Cara Delevingne, Adele. . . he’s tattooed at least four Vogue cover celebs and caters to Justin Bieber, obviously Selena Gomez’s link to Bang Bang’s exquisite parlay between fashion and rogue art.
Rihanna sports many of her personal inker’s designs. A trailing henna-inspired decor sprawling across her hand is his work, but the first she commissioned at that dingy NYC parlor is a Sanskrit prayer verse scripted down her right hip. The most stunning has to be the trail of delicate stars streaming from the nape of her neck and trickling down her back. Swank.
Olivia Wilde’s Sweet Dedication
Many times, celebs share the personal and intimate meanings they chose to etch into their skin forever. Recently, Olivia Wilde diagrammed the alignment of the stars of her son’s birth down the front of her lower arm, courtesy of Dr. Woo, unofficial tattoo artist to the stars.
The dedication to her late uncle, the legendary and fierce leftist journalist who passed in 2012, is written in typewriter font down her wrist. His name is Alexander Cockburn, and according to Olivia, her uncle penned her a letter once, signing it: “all love, A”. It reminds Olivia of the love he held for all, and her will to emulate him.