After claiming they’re ‘just good friends’
Lewis Hamilton put paid to rumours that he was dating Rihanna on Wednesday, but that doesn’t mean they can’t share a tattoo artist.
It looks like RiRi put the Formula 1 driver in touch with the notorious ink artist Bang Bang after a picture of Lewis getting his giant eagle neck emblem filled in appeared on his social media page.
Lewis, 30, appears to be shaking up his image since the picture comes just one day after debuting a bright bleached blonde hairstyle when he hit the race tracks at Formula One Grand Prix.
The eagle has landed: Lewis Hamilton was seen getting an inking from Rihanna’s tattoo artist Bang Bang this week
Beneath it, Bang Bang – who’s tattooed Cara Delevingne, Rita Ora and Justin Bieber – wrote on Thursday: ‘Tattooed the champ @lewishamilton again last week! Protect ya neck’
Previously, Lewis unveiled his biggest inking – a lion on his left pectoral – in July, which was also completed by Bang Bang, real name Keith McCurdy.
Sharing the latest meaning of the inking, Lewis explained: ‘My Eagle represents a visionary. I’m a seeker and i’m willing to push the limits of self-discovery and personal freedom.
Thumbs up: The star even revealed a new peroxide blonde hair ‘do on Wednesday
Symbolism: The eagle symbol means leadership and personal freedom, he says
‘The eagle is a born leader and may become impatient with those who cannot fly as high or as fast. #NewInk @bangbangnyc’
He has had the design for some time, though it’s first time that it’s been filled in with dark feathers and shading.
Lewis will be needing all of the high flying energy he can get as he returns to work after a long summer this week.
His summer has, nevertheless been spent largely with Rihanna and he was forced to address rumours that they were an item this week.
He told E! news: ‘You know, I’ve known Ri for a long time. We’ve been friends for a while. We get to hang out every now and again…otherwise, we’re just good friends.’
The rainbow haired star has clearly rubbed off on him thought as the 30 year-old sporting champion displayed his new peroxide blond hair.
To dye for? Although he’s received some criticism for his aesthetic choices, F1 ace Lewis hasn’t been deterred from experimenting – as he proved when she showed off his blond hair in Italy on Thursday
Then and now: The British star was seen arriving in the paddock during previews to the Formula One Grand Prix of Italy with the look (L), which is a big contrast to before (R)
Bold: Dressed in his Mercedes gear, his new look was only partially visible thanks to his trusted cap, but fans could still see a hint of his latest look
The British star was seen arriving in the paddock during previews to the Formula One Grand Prix of Italy at Autodromo di Monza.
Dressed in his Mercedes gear, his new look was only partially visible thanks to his trusted cap, but fans could still see a hint of his latest look.
A stark contrast to his natural hair colour, the eligible bachelor is clearly going for a bold change.
Not universally popular! Taking to Twitter, one fan wrote: ‘Lewis Hamilton Blond? Oh my dear lord!! [sic]’ while another said: ‘Lewis Hamilton is blond now? I just can’t.’
Ever-evolving image: The Stevenage born star’s latest do sees him ditching his cornrows, which he previewed in an Instagram post, last month
On call: Lewis put his fingers in his ears to make sure he could hear the call he was taking
He’s the boss: Lewis was sporting a very chunky gold chain for the occasion
The Stevenage born star’s latest do sees him ditching his cornrows, which he previewed in an Instagram post, last month.
He posted a picture of himself sporting the new hairstyle with the message: ‘Barbados, we ready!!’ #Islandlife #Carnival2015
His Instagram followers weren’t too keen with his new look though, and wasted no time in slamming it on the social networking site. One user wrote: ‘Is he having a laugh.. clinging on for dear life to his barnet.’
That look slick 50s styled quiff which he has been rocking for the past few months.
Keeping it under his hat: The sportsman seemed a little shy about showing off his blond style
He’s definitely lightened-up! The image-conscious star is getting increasingly adventurous with fashion
Cornrows: In August, Lewis unveiled his experimentation with braided hair via Instagram
Just 24 hours before arriving in Italy, Lewis finally addressed the rumours that he’s dating Rihanna.
Speaking to E!, the star denied their relationship was anything but platonic, despite putting on a flirty display in Barbados together last month.
‘You know, I’ve known Ri for a long time,’ Lewis said. ‘We’ve been friends for a while. We get to hang out every now and again…otherwise, we’re just good friends.’
Red carpet look: Lewis showed off a buoffant look as he arrived on the red carpet of the MTV VMAs
Back in the day: Lewis, pre-fashion, pictured with his natural colour in 2007
Source : Daily Mail