Kat Von D Tattooed Lady Gaga Before She Was Famous! (VIDEO)

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We know most pop stars are like, NOT born famous or anything, but it’s really hard for us to wrap our heads around the fact that there used to exist a time when Lady Gaga wasn’t among the most well known celebrities on Earth. Did she actually go by the name Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta for the first 22 years of her life? I kinda don’t buy it!

But now we have some extra proof! Filmed in 2008, footage has surfaced of an pre-fame Gaga as she paid a visit to celeb tattoo artist Kat Von D. As she meets the 22-year-old unknown, Kat asks Gaga what she does for a living to which Stefani replies,”I’m a singer and also a songwriter for other artists.” Kat then asks The Lady if she’s working on anything interesting (LOLLLL!!!) to which Gaga answers, “I worked with New Kids On The Block last night, it was rad!” (Side note: WHO CAN WE PAY TO LEAK THOSE DEMOS?) Kat Von D goes on to question Gaga about her NYC upbringing (she goes home for “fam” time and meatballs), how her family reacted when she got her first tattoo, and how she got a fake I.D. when she was seventeen.

These kinds of “before they were famous” videos really shake us, guys. We suppose now’s a good time to mention our crusade to redefine the world’s classifying time periods as follows: BLG (Before Lady Gaga) and ALG (After Lady Gaga).

+ Watch Kat Von D tattoo a pre-fame Lady Gaga!