Mighty Red Pen

August 12, 2009

Lady Gaga just tattoos

Filed under: Lit review,Pop culture — mighty red pen @ 7:05 pm
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While MPR is not a big fan of Lady Gaga’s oeuvre, the word nerd in me is intrigued by reports of her new tattoo. According to an article:

The 23-year-old star, her real name Stefani Germanotta, showed off her newest body art Sunday night before performing the hit songs “Poker Face,” “Just Dance” and “Paparazzi” at Seoul’s Olympic Hall during the Asian leg of her “Fame Ball” tour.

The curling script on her left arm is a souvenir from a midnight session at a tattoo parlor in Osaka, Japan.

“It says ‘In the deepest hour of the night, confess to yourself that you would die if you were forbidden to write. And look deep into your heart where it spreads its roots, the answer, and ask yourself, must I write?'” she said.

The quote, in German, comes from the poet Rainer Maria Rilke, whom she described as her “favorite philosopher.”

Have not been able to locate a photo of said tattoo. Perhaps she is saving it for her submission to Literary Tattoos.

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Bonus MRP moment: Who says something like this about themselves? “I believe in the power of iconography, which was something that Andy Warhol did, and it’s repeating an image over and over again. So I rarely change the shape of my hair.” Apparently, Gaga does.

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