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Katy Perry gets tattoo to celebrate Arizona Super Bowl performance

PHOENIX — Katy Perry made sure she would never forget her halftime performance during Super Bowl XLIX in Arizona by getting a tattoo shortly after the show.


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Perry also posted a photo while getting the new ink, her hair still styled for the halftime show.

I thought it would be appropriate to draw blood tonight… XLIX 🔥

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The pop star kicked off the performance in Glendale atop a robotic tiger, her outfit — one of four — covered in a flame design some likened to Will Ferrell’s skater outfit in “Blades of Glory.” Her voice was strong over what sounded like a pre-recorded track of her hit “Roar.”

The stage turned to a futuristic vibe for the Southern, electro-flavored “Dark Horse” and then to a beach complete with dancing sharks and surfboards and bobbing beach balls for “Teenage Dream” and “California Gurls.” It came off like a music video.

Perry relied heavily on spectacle rather than her musical numbers. That was evident when Lenny Kravitz joined her for a rock-filled version of “I Kissed a Girl,” and he brought his signature guitar skills to the stage.

Hip hop artist Missy Elliott, who hasn’t released an album since 2005, then joined the show.

Perry ended her set in a shimmery gown. She sang a slower version of her inspirational “Firework” as, appropriately, fireworks burst.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.