Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Flea gets David Bowie tattoo in tribute to late musician

Bass player described Bowie as "the most beautiful, the best"

Red Hot Chili Peppers‘ bassist Flea has revealed a David Bowie tattoo he had done after learning of the iconic musician’s death yesterday.

Flea, who already has one music themed tattoo in the shape of a Jimi Hendrix portrait on the top of his left arm, revealed his latest inking via Instagram. The tattoo is Bowie’s surname with the signature flash logo running through it.

The Instagram video was accompanied by the line “And these children that you spit on as they try to change their worlds” from Bowie’s ‘Changes’.

Prior to getting the tattoo, Flea had posted a number of tweets expressing his sadness at the loss of Bowie. “oh no. my hero. bowie. the most beautiful. i love him with everything i am. rock music is over, done. he was the best. none came close. rip” read one.

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

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Bowie passed away on Sunday (January 10) following what his official statement describes as “a courageous 18 month battle with cancer”.

Reports have since suggested that he “died from liver cancer” after “surviving six heart attacks”.

See more tributes to David Bowie here.