Lady Gaga, Like a True Queen, Got Matching Tattoos with Sexual Assault Survivors

Solidarity in survival and in ink.

Lady Gaga made a powerful statement on sexual assault during her recent Oscars performance of her nominated ballad “Til It Happens to You” (from The Hunting Ground) in which a group of 50 sexual assault survivors joined her onstage.

Yesterday, she revealed on Snapchat that she and the brave group of survivors made a pact to get a symbol of “unity” inked on their body in honor of their solidarity and survival:

Tweet me, survivors which way? 🔥

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Of course Mother Monster held her end of the bargain, and got the tattoo by artist David Allen right next to her monster claw. And here are some of the others:

Gaga may not have taken home the Best Original Song award last Sunday (Feb. 29) but she without a doubt won the entire night and more, as her influence and support continues to forever radiate.

lady gaga tattoo in honor of sexual assault survivors oscars

Allen also wrote on Instagram, “Honored to tattoo a symbol of “unity” on @ladygaga today. An image of solidarity for survivors of sexual assault”:

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Gaga took to Instagram yesterday to share a series of sexual assault PSA’s, depicting instances that should be basic knowledge but often are not (women too often and unjustly know and experience this kind of behavior on a daily basis.

She posted them with the hashtags, “#FreeEveryWoman #FreeEveryMan #FreeKesha”:

#FreeEveryWoman #FreeEveryMan #FreeKesha

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#FreeEveryWoman #FreeEveryMan #FreeKesha

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Cheers to Lady Gaga for being an inspiration, and bringing light to the documentary The Hunting Ground, which is a documentary investigating the epidemic of campus rape.