Lady Gaga has just finished one of the biggest weeks of her career, but that didn’t stop Mother Monster from getting some new ink.
Gaga kicked off the week with her incredible headlining slot at the Super Bowl Halftime Show, where she performed her biggest hits and got political, earning the best Halftime Show ratings since Madonna’s 2012 appearance. The singer also announced her upcoming Joanne World Tour the next day, which kicks off August 1 in Vancouver.
Not ready to curl up in her pjs and get some well-deserved rest and relaxation, Gaga also performed during Sunday night’s Grammy Awards. The former Led Zeppelin cover band singer teamed up with Metallica for a performance of the metal band’s song “Moth Into Flame.”
The high-energy performance was overshadowed by technical difficulties, with lead singer James Hetfield’s mic not working for the first half of the song. Gaga quickly realized Hetfield’s mic was off and shared her mic with the rock singer before crowd surfing in an effort to draw the attention away from the sound issue.
With a stage that felt overwhelmed with dancers, explosions and technical glitches, fans may have missed a new piece of artwork Gaga recently added to her body.
The singer had walked the red carpet with Metallica earlier in the night while wearing a skin-bearing leather jacket, but fans watching at home may not have noticed Mother Monster’s new back tattoo.
Inspired by Sunday’s performance with Metallica, Gaga shared her large back tattoo this week, captioning the piece ‘The Moth and Metallica.’
This isn’t the first time a musical moment has inspired Gaga to add ink to her collection of body art. Gaga tattooed the name Joanne on her arm in 2016 as a way to honour her fifth studio album Joanne and her late aunt who inspired the disc.
Before performing a tribute to David Bowie at the 2016 Grammy Awards, Gaga had the singer’s Ziggy Stardust look tattooed on her left side in honour of the late musician.
Also this week, Gaga surprised fans with the new video for her track “John Wayne.” Teaming up with her “Telephone” and “Paparrazzi” director Jonas Akerland, Gaga rides motorcycles, dances, and even turns her stiletto into a rifle in the outrageous and cinematic video.