Pop stars often have a significant influence on fashion and style, inspiring fans to copy their bold look. From Elvis Presley's slicked-back hair and leather jackets to Madonna's neon colors and fishnet stockings to Britney Spears' low-rise pants and blonde hair extensions, the most iconic pop stars have shaped fashion trends through their unique style choices. In addition to clothing and accessories, many popular pop stars have also added to their look with tattoos.
Lady Gaga is no stranger to body art, and she has a unicorn tattoo on her leg inscribed with the words born this way that commemorates her third album of the same name. The unicorn is a symbol of purity, grace, and freedom, while the album's title reflects the singer's personal journey of self-love and acceptance.
Gaga has a few other tattoos that are pretty special to her. Above her left elbow, she has a tiny mouse tattoo with an "X" over one eye and a sewing needle and thread in one of its hands. This tat is a tribute to her younger sister, Natali Germanotta, who Gaga used to nickname "Mouse." The tat's details are even more meaningful when you know that the needle and thread represent Natali's love for fashion design.
She's also got a heart-shaped tattoo of the word "Dad" on her shoulder, which is a touching tribute to her father Joe Germanotta. The tattoo is inked after her dad's life-saving open-heart surgery in 2009, which he would have declined without Gaga's tough persuasion (which included her threatening to never love or write again if he didn't get the operation). Gaga's latest addition to her ever-growing collection of body art is a cute little star on her left ribcage.