Kehlani flies NZ Tattoo artist overseas to meet her and give her Kirituhi

Looks like Kehlani has well and truly fallen in love with Aotearoa and our Māori culture after she took to her Instagram to reveal her new Kirituhi.

"Last night I got a tattoo from a wonderful man who flew from New Zealand to Sydney just to give me this blessing.. a Māori Tāmoko from New Zealand (Aotearoa), the piece representing my whānau/family, 6 koru representing my 4 siblings here on earth and the 2 that have transferred into the next life. 2 mangopare/hammerhead sharks representing guidance and strength through adversity and tribulation." Kehlani captioned the post.

"Lastly paying tribute to my ancestors , our land, air and sea. Give thanks, big love and thanks to @maia_ink for making the trip, the offering & the art. May my body continue to be a vessel."

The Papakura (Auckland) based artist, @maia_ink, shared a photo of himself doing Kehlani's Tāmoko on his Instagram. 

The pic features Kehlani repping her self-confessed Paikea inspired haircut and a Maia Ink hoodie, as well as the beautiful piece as well.