Lady Gaga headed over to the Shamrock Social Club tattoo shop in West Hollywood for a David Bowie portrait tattoo on Saturday, just two days before she was scheduled to perform an eight-minute tribute to Bowie at the Grammy Awards on Monday. Lady Gaga’s new Bowie tribute tattoo got us thinking about how many celebrities out there have been impacted by David Bowie’s illustrious life and career, and how they chose to honor the iconic singer, both before and after his death.
There’s no doubt that, throughout his career, David Bowie influenced millions of people with his music, personality, style and outlook, and, with such notable works as Aladdin Sane, Heroes and The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust, it’s no surprise that famous artists like Lady Gaga and Christina Perri would want to get permanent tattoos in David Bowie’s honor. To commemorate the late, great David Bowie we’ve collected images of some of our favorite celebrity David Bowie tribute tattoos.
There are plenty of other people out there with David Bowie-inspired tattoos, we’re sure, but it’s really something special when a person who is famous in his or her own right is so affected by another famous person that they decide to get their name or face permanently inked on their body. David Bowie truly was “a great intellectual, a great artist,” and his memory will forever live on in these awesome celebrity Bowie tribute tattoos.