The singer commissioned the new ink prior to her Grammys tribute
Donning a revealing black dress, Gaga, 29, showed off her freshly healed Bowie tattoo while arriving at New York City’s Rainbow Room to perform at a V magazine party. The cutout above her waistline framed the freshly-healed ink, which she got in Los Angeles on Saturday night to honor the late legend following his death from cancer in January.
Using her SnapChat account, Gaga documented how artist Mark Mahoney recreated Bowie’s Aladdin Sane album cover from 1973.
“It begins,” she wrote in one post. “This was the image that changed my life,” she wrote of another snap.
In the wake of her Grammys performance – in which she emulated the gender-bending superstar‘s iconic looks and belted out a handful of his classic anthems – the Oscar nominee channeled Bowie once more in a risqué afterparty ensemble.
However, not everyone was as enthused – Bowie’s son, Duncan Jones, blasting the tribute via Twitter Monday night.
Gaga has been candid about how Bowie has influenced her life.
Prior to his death, she told The Hollywood Reporter, “When I fell in love with David Bowie, when I was living on the Lower East Side [in N.Y.C.], I always felt that his glamor was something he was using to express a message to people that was very healing for their souls.”