The top line of the staff — as in, one of the horizontal lines seen on sheet music — was missing. So, with only four lines instead of five, the notes were incomprehensible.
A few minutes after posting the original image (which she's since deleted), fans flocked to the comments to point out the mistake. Luckily, Winter must have been nearby, as Gaga posted another photo less than an hour later to show fans her amended tattoo with an added top line. "Musical crisis averted," she wrote on Instagram. "Too many tequilas forgot the fifth staff line poor thing. Here’s the real deal."
She then posted a video of the improved tat, writing: "As a music theory student I’m appalled, as someone having fun with their friends I’m relieved."
Hey, at least it didn't come close to referencing Japanese barbecue.