Behind the scenes: Cara Delevingne spends 11 HOURS with her favourite tattoo artist Bang Bang as she gets inked for Met Gala

It's not like Cara Delevingne to follow conventions on the red carpet.

So when faced with this year's Chinese Whispers: Through the Looking Glass theme for the 2015 Met Gala on Monday, the British supermodel and tattoo enthusiast went the extra-mile with elaborate Chinese birds and blossoms inkings.

New behind the scenes shots show Cara recruiting the help of tattooist to the stars Bang Bang, a squad of five artists and 11 hours in the make-up chair to decorate her whole upper body, especially for the occasion. 

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Attention to detail: Famous tattooist Bang Bang (pictured right) applied Cara Delevingne's Met Gala 2015 inkings on the morning of her red carpet appearance on Monday

Attention to detail: Famous tattooist Bang Bang (pictured right) applied Cara Delevingne's Met Gala 2015 inkings on the morning of her red carpet appearance on Monday

Make like Cara in a Stella McCartney jumpsuit

In true Delevingne style Cara shunned convention and opted for a jumpsuit rather than a ball gown for this year’s Met Gala.

Cara donned a cut-out black all-in-one teamed with a jeweled bra and heeled sandals. But whilst Cara may have not gone for a floor sweeping dress like so many of her celeb counterparts, she did make a nod to the Chinese theme with some temporary tattoos depicting oriental flowers and birds.

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Cara didn't just impress with a Stella McCartney jumpsuit for this year's costume gala, hosted by Vogue editor Anna Wintour, she decided to take the dress code into her own hands. 

With her ever-expanding collection of bizarre inkings, Cara may have lead a few to believe her elaborate body art was real but it will in fact only last 10 days.

The behind the scenes shots show the supermodel receiving the tattoo treatment from Bang Bang - real name Keith McCurdy - who is the artist behind Cara's infamous 'Bacon' tattoo on the bottom of her foot, as well as her first ever inking on her index finger.

The creation: Cara's temporary body art tied in with the Chinese Whispers theme of the 2015 costume event

The creation: Cara's temporary body art tied in with the Chinese Whispers theme of the 2015 costume event

All hands on dec: Alongside Bang Bang, a team of five carefully applied the designs to the skin directly using markers and stencils

All hands on dec: Alongside Bang Bang, a team of five carefully applied the designs to the skin directly using markers and stencils

Ready! Cara, pictured right, wore a jumpsuit designed by Stella McCartney, second left

Ready! Cara, pictured right, wore a jumpsuit designed by Stella McCartney, second left

Cara's temporary tattoos were designed using Photoshop and applied directly to her skin using markers and stencils on the morning of the event.

To prevent ink bleeding and keep the tattoos in place, a make-up artist then used a matte sealer to lock them in.

On the night, Cara wore her hair in a fuss-free bun to avoid any interference with the inkings and to give the blossom design enough impact alongside McCartney's cutaway jumpsuit. 

Favourite artist: Bang Bang is reponsible for many of Cara's tattoos, including the 'Bacon' stamp on the bottom of her foot and the Lion on her finger

Favourite artist: Bang Bang is reponsible for many of Cara's tattoos, including the 'Bacon' stamp on the bottom of her foot and the Lion on her finger

Making an impact: It's unlike Cara, picture on the red carpet at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on Monday night, to make a low-key appearance on the red carpet

Making an impact: It's unlike Cara, picture on the red carpet at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on Monday night, to make a low-key appearance on the red carpet

The heavily-tattooed artist is credited with creating some the best-known permanent body art, with celeb clients including Miley Cyrus, Katy Perry and Justin Bieber.

He was first called upon by a celebrity when Rihanna was reaching the height of her fame as she turned 18 and he has tattooed the Umbrella singer ever since.

Rihanna was reportedly the first to see Cara's Met Gala tribute, which she called 'sick', and was also the one who introduced Cara to Bang Bang.

All eyes: The beauty ditched the red carpet dress code in favour of something very creative

All eyes: The beauty ditched the red carpet dress code in favour of something very creative

Inked: Cara wore her hair up to reveal the maximum impact of the body art
Smouldering: The star is a tattoo enthusiast, who has an ever-growing collection

Impressive from all angles: The starlet was adorned from all angles, revealed by the cutaway jumpsuit

Fellow fan: Rihanna, pictured with Cara on Monday night, was apparently a huge fan of the artwork and the person responsible for introducing Cara to Bang Bang

Fellow fan: Rihanna, pictured with Cara on Monday night, was apparently a huge fan of the artwork and the person responsible for introducing Cara to Bang Bang