RIO DE JANEIRO — For many athletes, the Olympic path is easy to trace: years of training in obscurity; a life-affirming, nerve-wracking competition on the world’s biggest stage; the medal podium for the fastest, strongest, smartest of the bunch; and then, back home, a visit to a tattoo parlor to memorialize the entire affair for eternity.
The iconic Olympic rings are ever-present across Rio de Janeiro this summer, but not just on the flags and signage that wallpapers the city. For many Americans competing here, they’re on ankles, biceps, hips and shoulders. One 2012 Olympian, weightlifter Holley Mangold, returned home and actually got the rings tattooed on the side of her head.
“It’s one of the things you see all the cooler Olympians having,” said archer Brady Ellison, who got tattoos following both the 2008 and 2012 Summer Games. “. . . I feel like the Olympic rings is the one tattoo that only we can get.”
At tonight’s Grammys, Lady Gaga is set to pay tribute to the late and great David Bowie and she’s been getting herself prepared in a very unusual way…
The 29 year-old star shared pics over the weekend of some brand new body art paying tribute to the late British legend – a tattoo of Bowie’s portrait of Aladdin Sane.
Lady Gaga credits Bowie as one of her biggest musical influences. In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter in January, the star said: “I always felt that his glamour was something he was using to express a message to people that was very healing for their souls”.
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As expected, many musicians have paid tribute to David Bowie, who died Sunday (January 10th) at the age of 69 after privately battling cancer for the past 18 months, but Flea is the first to show off a very permanent tribute to Ziggy Stardust.
The Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist posted the following video to his Facebook page unveiling some fresh ink.
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