A Pre-Fame Lady Gaga Gets A Tattoo From Kat Von D

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Even before she caught The Fame, we knew that Lady Gaga had glam and sprinx in her veins. And now this video of Mama Monster taken on the edge of super-stardom (and glory) proves it! A clip has just surfaced of Gags getting a tattoo from none other than Kat Von D, and it’s actually pretty adorable. The moment took place in early 2008, when Gaga moved to LA before the release of her debut record. Even before becoming a living legend, she made sure to dress the part in a long blonde wig and sparkly blue hot pants. Fake it til ya make it, girl! And Von D was still light years from becoming a famous/infamous reality TV face. But fate had something in store for theses two.

Ever the professional, Kat starts making small talk with the artist-then-known-as Stefani Germanotta, and her casual responses are disarmingly sweet, charming and simple. “I’m a singer and also a songwriter for other artists,” she tells Kat, who then asks of she’s “working on anything cool or interesting.” Not much, just fusing pop and performance art to change the music industry as we know it, NBD, she could have said. But instead she goes with “I worked with New Kids on the Block last night, it was rad!” Our minds are blown into mini Donnie Wahlberg-shaped pieces.

She then starts talking about her home in New York while the LA Ink star does her thing, tattooing intertwined roses onto her lower back. “I have an Italian family. They still live there. I go home and have meatballs.” Apparently at this point her fam is still getting used to Gaga’s tattoos, not knowing the avalanche of crazy their daughter would soon unleash on the world. “When I got the first one, they had a heart attack,” she admits, “Then I had a heart attack because I felt bad for not telling them I was going to do it. We’re really close.” We wonder what else Gaga hasn’t told them over the years. Check out more in the vid above!