Goga loves her tatoos, The 35 year old singer has tattoos honoring her music, acting and heroes. Gaga, whose real name is Stefani Germanotta, has more than 20 tattoos, but she promised her father that she would leave one side of her body nk-free.
She calls tha left half of her body her “lggy Pop” side and the right side her “Marilyn Monroe” side. Lady Gaga’s full tattoo list and meanings are below.
1. Cherub Tattoo
Starting with that, you probably didn’t even aware she had. Back in 2012, during the launch of her Fame fragrance at the Guggenheim, Gaga got this gorgeous cherub tattooed on the back of her neck in front of crowds of fans because why not? The tattoo artist, Mark Mahoney, later explained that angel was chosen as a tribute to her Italian heritage.”
2. Rio Tattoo
On the left side, she bears a dedication to Rio de Janeiro, with the “i” substituted by a cross. She tweeted a photo of the piece after receiving it in 2012, writing, “RIO. She also explained how the tattoo came to be in a tweet: “the font was derived from the signatures of three fans, all from various neighborhoods and ages.” “Depicts how music brings us together.”
3. Monster Claw Tattoo
Because Gaga adores her fans so much, she had a massive “monster paw” tattooed on the left side of her back in 2014 when visiting Hamburg. During a Reddit AMA, Gaga later claimed it was her favorite tattoo to date. “It’s the Monster Paw, my fans’ sign, since they’ve held their paws high in the audience every night since we formed a community.,” she explained to a fan who inquired about her favorite tattoo. “I treasure it for its significance, for the loyalty, devotion, and strength we share.” “I wanted it to be imprinted on me forever.”
4. “Mother Monster” Tattoo
And, though it’s difficult to see, she has the words “Mother Monster” with lace details tattooed on her ribcage, which she had done in 2014. Gaga got this tattoo while in Manchester, although she chose to have it done by LA-based tattoo artist Eric Gonzalez.
5. “Little Monsters” Tattoo
Her “Little Monsters” tattoo completes her fan tat trifecta. Gaga had the phrase “Little Monsters” calligraphed in 2010 as a tribute to her fans, exactly next to her Rainer Maria Rilke quote. She tweeted a photo of the tattoo with the caption, “Look what I did last night.” small creatures on the arm that holds my mic forever.”
6. Rainer Maria Rilke Quote Tattoo
Back to Rilke’s quote. Gaga had a passage from Rilke’s Letters to a Young Poet inked on the inner side of her left arm while in Japan in 2009. “In the darkest hour of the night, confess to yourself that you would die if you were forbidden to write,” she told Interview. And look deep into your heart, where it spreads its roots, and ask yourself, “Do I have to write?”
7. “12-18-1974” Tattoo
There’s more! You can notice the date “12-18-1974” scribbled amid Gaga’s Rilke quote if you look very attentively. The date commemorates her aunt, Joanne Stefani Germanotta, who died on that date from lupus at the age of 19. Read more about Ariana Grande’s tattoos here.
8. “Joanne” Tattoo
Gaga received a second tattoo in 2016 to remember her late aunt. After releasing her fifth studio album, Gaga got her late aunt’s autograph permanently inked on her left forearm. “Got Joanne tattooed on my arm in her actual signature,” she captioned a photo of the new tattoos on Instagram. “My father also got one.” “He’s got an angel on his shoulder.”
9. “Dad” Tattoo
While we’re on the subject of Gaga’s father, consider the heart tattoo on her shoulder. Gaga inscribed the word “Dad” within a heart in 2009 as a memorial to her father, Joe Germanotta, who had life-saving open-heart surgery.
10. Mouse Tattoo
Oh, and what about that mouse above Gaga’s left elbow? That’s a nod to her younger sister, Natali Germanotta, whose childhood nickname was “Mouse.” Natali’s tattoo (done in 2013) depicts a cartoon mouse holding a sewing needle and thread, an homage to her job as a fashion designer.
11. “Haus” Tattoo
Gaga updated the mouse three years later, in 2016, by adding the word “Haus” above it. The reason: to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the Haus of Gaga.
12. “Tokyo Love” Tattoo
Gaga and her team have matching “Toyko Love” and “Haus” tattoos. After a 2009 bondage photoshoot with Japanese photographer Nobuyoshi Araki, Gaga had hers on her left shoulder. “I was honored to be the first American woman he’s photographed,” she told Interview. “He signed the Polaroids ‘Tokyo Love,’ and the Haus got tattoos of his marking in celebration.”
12. Daisies Tattoo
A cluster of three daisies below her “Tokyo Love” tattoo is…yawn. Gaga has never explained the meaning of daisies, so forth!
13. Sexual Assault Survivor Symbol Tattoo
Gaga has a rose-on-fire sign between her daisies and her “Dad” heart. After co-writing “‘Til It Happens to You” for The Hunting Ground, she received that one in 2015. Jackie Lin, one of the sexual assault survivors who accompanied Gaga onstage at the Oscars, designed the symbol. Before the Oscars, over two dozen survivors got the logo tattooed, and Gaga joined them in solidarity. Read more about semi colon tattoos here.
14. Anchor Tattoo
Her ribcage next. That little anchor underneath her “Mother Monster” tattoo? She did that in 2012 in Amsterdam during her Born This Way tour. She tweeted, “New Tat. Stamp of His Mermaid.” Fans speculated that the anchor was a dedication to her then-boyfriend Taylor Kinney, whom she met when he participated in her “Yoü And I” video.
16. David Bowie Tattoo
Gaga has a portrait of David Bowie below that anchor, which she had done one month after his 2016 death and one day before her Grammys homage. “This was the image that changed my life,” she posted on Snapchat. Check out realism based tattoos by Ganga Tatto Studio here.
17. Roses Tattoo
Roses underneath David Bowie reach Gaga’s lower back. Gaga received her Kat Von D-designed flowers in 2008 to cover up another tattoo.
18. Treble Clef Tattoo
If you look closely, Lady Gaga’s first tattoo, a treble clef on her lower back area, was done using a fake ID aged 17. Her family didn’t like it. “When I got the first one, they had a heart attack,” Gaga told Kat Von D of her flowers. I had a heart attack because I felt horrible for not telling them I was doing it. We’re near.”
19. Peace Sign Tattoo
John Lennon inspired Gaga’s 2006 peace symbol tattoo. In 2012, Gaga said, “When I turned 19, I got this tattoo to remind me that if ever I was to gain the attention of the critical mass, even in an exponentially smaller way than John had, that I would commit myself to breeding compassion from my voice.”
20. Unicorn Tattoo
Gaga celebrated her second album, Born This Way, with a unicorn on her left thigh and lyrics from “Born This Way.” Gaga told the Big Top 40 Show that My Little Ponies inspired the tattoo. “I was obsessed with the idea of a creature that was born with something magical that sort of made them the misfit in the world of stallion,” she said.
21. “ARTPOP” Tattoo
Gaga’s wrist tattoo honors her third album, ARTPOP, and discloses its name. In 2012, she posted the tattoo on Instagram with the remark, “New ink new album.”
22. Trumpet Tattoo
In 2011, Gaga told Rolling Stone that she and her dad had agreed to acquire just left-side tattoos. In 2014, she got a trumpet tattoo on her right arm, breaking her promise. “Benedetto” was her Instagram post for the tattoo, made by her friend and Cheek to Cheek collaborator Tony Bennett. Tony’s creative.
23. G-A-G-A Music Notes Tattoo
The trumpet isn’t Gaga’s only right-side tattoo. In 2019, Gaga inked a musical staff with notes that spell out G-A-G-A on her right arm in a matching design with her manager Bobby Campbell. Some fans believed the tattoo spelled out B-C-B-C as a dedication to her A Star Is Born costar Bradley Cooper. She added a fifth line to the staff after realizing it had four.
24. “La Vie En Rose” Tattoo
Finally, Gaga’s A Star Is Born tribute. Her back tattoo, which she received days before the 2019 Oscars, features a rose with the words “La Vie En Rose” down her spine, a tribute to the Edith Piaf song her character plays at a drag bar in front of Bradley Cooper’s character in the movie. She sang it at a fundraiser to get Bradley to cast her. Aww.