Lady Gaga decided to get a tattoo in front of a live audience at New York’s Solomon R Guggenheim Museum. The singer got inked into her newly-shaved head last night as part of a launch for her new perfume called “Fame.”
The ‘Born This Way’ hitmaker had an image of a cherub wearing a crown etched into the back of her head and Mark Mahoney, the ink artist, says the design is a nod to her Italian roots.
“It’s kind of a Renaissance era cherub, a nod to her Italian heritage,” Mahoney said.
Gaga, whose real name is Stefani Germanotta, put on a number of live art installation features during the evening to launch the scent, which included the singer arriving at the venue inside a replica of her perfume bottle, inside which she was asleep on a bed.
A sign was placed outside the bottle stating: “Touch Lady Gaga’s hand, but please don’t wake her.”
Party goers were then encouraged to put their hand inside the bottle and touch the 26-year-old star, a process which lasted an hour before the tattooists got to work on her latest inking while she was still inside the object.
Earlier in the evening, Gaga made a dramatic entrance to the museum by arriving in a vintage black Cadillac and she showed off her bottom in a black sheer dress as she got out of the vehicle to enter the venue.