Pop star Rita Ora has tried her hand at skin art by inking the leg of celebrity tattoo artist Bang Bang.

The R.I.P. hitmaker picked up the needle on Tuesday (07May13) to etch her name and a dove on the leg of Rihanna's favourite artist Bang Bang, real name Keith MCCurdy, in a New York City parlour.

Bang Bang returned the favour by inking a matching dove on the singer's right shoulder.

The British star took to her Twitter.com page to post snaps of herself inking her first ever tattoo, as well as a photo comparing her amateur efforts with Bang Bang's professional design.

She tweeted, "My new baby bird, thank you Bang Bang... And in return Bang Bang gets a once in a lifetime Rita Ora tattoo! Crazy... It's the once in a lifetime Rita Ora tattoo... never again."