Celebrity See Lady Gaga’s Inspiring New Tattoo By Jonathan Borge Jonathan Borge Instagram Twitter Jonathan Borge is a writer and editor living in New York City. His writing has appeared in Glamour, Refinery29, Forbes, and PAPER, among other publications. Plus, he's held staff positions at Marie Claire, InStyle, and OprahDaily.com. Currently, he's the Senior Entertainment Editor at Bustle Digital Group's Elite Daily, where he oversees digital covers, features and profiles, freelance essays, and strategy for the site's TV/Movies and Celebrity and Music sub-verticals.He primarily writes about pop culture and style, and has a passion for telling LGBTQ+ and Latinx stories. When he's not working, he's likely waiting for Lady Gaga to announce her next tour. InStyle's editorial guidelines Updated on March 4, 2016 @ 06:15PM Pin Share Tweet Email Photo: Stefanie Keenan/Getty Images Each of Lady Gaga’s multiple pieces of body art represents a significant, unforgettable chapter in her life. She permanently adorned her left wrist with the words "Artpop" months before releasing her fourth studio album of the same name. And she took inspiration from her recording sessions and concerts with jazz legend Tony Bennett to mark her right upper arm with a tattoo of a trumpet. Her body is also colored with a peace sign, a Born This Way-colored unicorn, an anchor, and floral graphics, among other designs. So it’s fitting that for her latest visit to the parlor, Gaga turned to her 88th Academy Awards performance and its powerful message for inspiration. On Thursday, the Lady tapped tattoo artist David Allen to create a symbol of “unity” that connects the singer to the 50 survivors of sexual assault she brought onstage at this year’s Oscars. “Honored to tattoo a symbol of ‘unity’ on @ladygaga today. An image of solidarity for survivors of sexual assault,” Allen wrote in an Instagram of himself with the star. And this was no spur of the moment decision. It appears that Gaga’s decision was days in the making. She took to Snapchat to document the process and wrote, “at rehearsals the survivors and I made a pact,” alongside a clip of the tattoo process. See Yourself in the Prettiest Hairstyles from the 2016 Oscars Though her performance of “Til It Happens to You" at the Academy Awards was lauded all around. It was no simple feat. “The first day of rehearsal with all the survivors I could barely get myself together. My body was wrecked with inflammation and pain, crying and shaking the whole walk to the stage,” she revealed on Instagram (below), explaining that the survivors who joined her made her feel empowered. “They accepted me for me, at my lowest and that was good enough for them, so somehow through the magic of their courage they made it good enough for me too," she shared. Here's How Lady Gaga's Family Reacted to Her Powerful Oscars Performance Gaga’s moving new piece of body art isn’t the only reason everyone's buzzing her name. Friday morning, the Golden Globe-winning actress confirmed her return to American Horror Story and also revealed that new music (finally!) is on the horizon. Looks like 2016 is already shaping up to be a standout year for the talented actress-singer.