Before she took the stage with Metallica, the pop star unveiled on Instagram her new Silence of the Lambs-themed back tattoo. The ink is of the giant moth from the movie and its promotional posters, complete with the terrifying skull on it. And while the movie tie-in could be purely coincidental—we're assuming she's actually referring to one of Metallica's biggest hits "Moth Into Flame"—it's enough to make you think about Hannibal Lecter.
"The Moth & Metallica-------> #ink #tattoo #MothIntoFlame #MetalliGa #metal #grammys @metallica," Gaga captioned the black-and-white photo.
While there's no confirmation whether it's real or temporary, it's probably just a one-night only thing for the sake of her performance. Gaga always has been dedicated to her performances, transforming into David Bowie for a tribute at last year's Grammys.
Gaga's performance ended up being as rock 'n' roll as we imagined. Despite a failing microphone, she and Metallica gave a powerhouse rock concert that ended up with the Joanne singer throwing her body into the hands of the audience so she could surf through the Staples Center.