Lady GaGa is always happy to give the world something a little shocking and out of the blue and earlier this week she was back on form doing what she does best when a video showing the star having her septum pierced was posted on to YouTube. The whole thing was captured on camera by the 'Born This Way' singer's makeup artist Tara Savelo, who made it available for all to see soon after.

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Gaga has new material due out soon

Whether the piercing was done to whip up more anticipation for her long-waited new single and album has yet to be seen, but the fashion decision has done well in making sure her name is still being uttered by many as the unveiling of her new material comes closer. The video, titled 'Haus Life,' begins and ends with a mention to Art Pop, the name of her upcoming album, and features a pumping techno beat in the background as she undergoes her piercing - a possible indication of the musical direction she is heading in on her next release.

A picture showing a newly pierced Gaga with MasterMindInk's head piercer Steve Bennett was later posted on the tattoo and piercing studio's FaceBook page. The snap shot, caption 'Lady Gaga stopped by MasterMind Ink today and had our Head Piercer and Manager Steve Bennett pierce her septum,' shows a brunette, make-up free Gaga showing off her latest bodily enhancement, although the parlour's FaceBook page makes no mention to the singer's upcoming work.

Gaga, who recently topped the list of top celebrity earners under 30 for a second year running, is due to perform her first single off the highly anticipated Art Pop at the MTV Video Music Awards next month. The performance will also mark her return to live performing since she was forced to cancel her world tour in January this year to undergo hip surgery.

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Gaga with a metal-free septum