Watching Halsey’s rise over the last few years has been a thrill. She’s a truly inventive pop star who not only writes huge jams but puts her all into delivering everything – merch, videos, tours – in the most artistic way possible. Those are just some of the reasons NME had to catch up with her when she brought her Hopeless Fountain Kingdom tour to the UK and Europe last month. While she was here, photographer Jenn Five spent some time with Halsey, following her to a tattoo parlour and backstage at London’s Eventim Apollo. The photos that came out of that day are stunning and show an artist at the top of her game looking relaxed, cool, and – yep – dangerous.