At Least 8 Issues We Have With Lady Gaga's New Tattoo

by Alex Ungerman 3:31 PM PDT, October 03, 2014
Photo: Instagram

Not on the right track. Not born this way.

Lady Gaga revealed her new back tattoo on Instagram, and we love Mother Monster, but we're not so sure about it. Now, it's her life, her body, and we're not here to bring her down on that front. We're just thinking that maybe she could've kept this ink secret -- like her possibly secret marriage. Here are just a few of the issues we have with Lady Gaga's new tattoo.

Photo: Lady Gaga's Uncanny Resemblance to Amy Winehouse

Little Monsters please forgive us...

1. Just try getting anything done with finger nails like that.

ONCE AGAIN, style over function.

2. Pinky fingers don't point that way.

Seriously, look at them. They don't.

3. Also, about that ring finger...


4. But really the space between them is what's really throwing us off.

Finger gaps are NOT the new thigh gaps.

5. It's off theme.

Let's see we've got neutral colors, daisies, Tokyo love, dad heart, oh, and a giant red monster claw. NBD.

6. She called it a paw...

"My favorite tattoo is the one I got last night in Hamburg, its the Monster Paw, the symbol of my fans as they have held their paws high in the crowd every night since we became a community. I cherish it for its meaning, the loyalty, devotion, and strength we share. I wanted it engraved on me forever, <3"

This is a beautiful sentiment from her Reddit "Ask Me Anything" interview, but that tattoo is not even a paw. Biologically impossible hand? Yes. Paw? No. Sorry we're not sorry.

7. From a brand image standpoint, it's confusing.

Let's face the elephant in the room. Mother Monster is debuting Fame Monster era ink in a post-Artpop world.  

8. The tattoo has a tattoo

It's like tattoo inception.

Silver linings -- At least it's on her back, so she never has to see it again.

Do your thing, Lady Gaga!

But for real, did Lady Gaga get secretly married? Watch the video below.