A tattoo of his face, from the cover of his Aladdin Sane album, on her side, courtesy of West Hollywood's Mark Mahoney.
Gaga, 29, Snapchatted the inking in progress Saturday night, captioning one shot, "this was the image that changed my life," and another, "Hail Mary full of grace Saint Bowie."
On one she wrote, simply, "Blackstar."
Lady Gaga getting a Bowie tattoo pic.twitter.com/TCnJMwoLbz— Lady Gaga Daily (@gagadaily) February 14, 2016
Lady Gaga got David Bowie's face tattooed on her body! She will be honoring him at the GRAMMY's this Monday. pic.twitter.com/tpTo0h79aS— Shady Music Facts (@musicnews_shade) February 14, 2016
Lady Gaga got a David Bowie tattoo pic.twitter.com/rZUq0ZIsNM— Lady Gaga (@ladygagaloo) February 14, 2016
Gaga's affection for Bowie – who died last month at 69, following a battle with cancer – is well-documented.
"When I fell in love with David Bowie, when I was living on the Lower East Side, I always felt that his glamor was something he was using to express a message to people that was very healing for their souls," she told The Hollywood Reporter shortly before his death.
She continued, "He is a true, true artist and I don't know if I ever went, 'Oh, I'm going to be that way like this,' or if I arrived upon it slowly, realizing it was my calling and that's what drew me to him."