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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The oldest known tattoos belong to “Ötzi the Iceman,” a 5,300-year-old mummy a pair of German hikers discovered in a glacier along the Austrian-Italian border in 1991, according to a paper slated to publish in the February 2016 edition of the Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports.
Scholars have for years debated whether Ötzi was actually the oldest tattooed human, according to Smithsonian Science News, because scientists identified a tattoo of a pencil-thin mustache on a South American mummy from the Chinchurro region that they initially dated back to about 4000 B.C.
But new research has determined that the Chinchorro mummy was not as old as originally believed, and that Ötzi actually predates it by at least 500 years.