RHCP's Flea Gets A Special New Tattoo In Tribute To David Bowie

12 January 2016, 13:30 | Updated: 13 January 2016, 11:33

Flea David Bowie

The bassist for Red Hot Chili Peppers shared a video of the new ink on his Instagram page.

Yesterday (January 11th 2016) it was announced that on Sunday 10 January, David Bowie tragically lost a very secret battle with liver cancer. 

The world of music was shocked and hundreds of artists took to social media to post their respect, admiration and sadness at the passing of one of history's most iconic artists.

Red Hot Chilli Pepper's bassist, Flea, was one of them, sharing an image of himself with Bowie and Anthony Kiedis. 


A photo posted by @sllollaryee onJan 11, 2016 at 9:20am PST

But now Flea has gone one step further - getting a Bowie tattoo!

The bassist revealed his new ink to fans via his personal Instagram account, which was then shared by the official Red Hot Chili Peppers page. 

The video shows Flea's arm, freshly tattooed, and his smiling face. The post has the caption "and these children that you spit on as they try to change their worlds."

See the post below:


And these children that you spit on as they try to change their worlds.

A video posted by @sllollaryee onJan 11, 2016 at 1:03pm PST

Many artists owe an awful lot to David Bowie, and some wouldn't exist without him. See our full list of bands that wouldn't have existed without Bowie here.