Tattoos are meant to stay with you forever. At least, that was the thought at some point in time. Now that tattoo removal techniques have increased by leaps and bounds, no one cares much before inking something on their bodies. Take a look at some of the most renowned celebs and how they stand exemplary for the truckloads of regret they carry after getting their (ex) partner’s names! And then it’s time for erasing. Many others have had to resort to this practice after deciding to make a mark in their respective careers. But today, most celebrities have successfully covered their ink. You can take a look at these stars who underwent the painful tattoo removal processes.
It was in the year 2000 that Jolie made her foray into the tattoo world. Her vast collection of tattoos can stun anyone! Whether it was Billy Bob Thornton’s name, her then-husband, or the Chinese dragon that she gunned on her upper left arm- she became the queen of tattoos. However, she got Billy’s name removed after the couple split in 2003. Presently, her skin has geographical birthplaces, where her kids were born, inked.
Megan’s interest in tattoos hasn’t died down even now. It’s just that she has outgrown the famous Marilyn Monroe ink that she got on the right arm. After a point of time, she chose laser removal, so no one can see that now.
In 1995, her action film - Barb Wire - inspired Pamela to get a tattoo of barbed wire on the upper left arm. Yes, the movie was a complete flop, and sadly the tattoo reminded her of the same every single time. She chose high-end laser removal and got rid of almost every trace of the iconic tattoo, in 2014.
He’s still in the process of getting rid of all the 100-plus tattoos that he has! The Saturday Night Live star was so recognized for his tattoos that he often joked about it while a commercial for Smartwater was in progress. A comedian par excellence, he expressed his love for acting in films. But to enter this world, he expects to cover up that massive collection of ink his body has. That’s an onerous task, especially if you think from the standpoint of the makeup department and how time-consuming the process will be for everyone.
Another actress who zeroed in on getting her husband Seal’s name 'sealed' on her right forearm is Heidi Klum. She did this just after the duo got hitched in 2005. After they split in 2014, she knew it was time to remove it. After all, she became the judge of America’s Got Talent, so she needed to tone down!
When it comes to what we say as wearing the heart on one’s sleeve, Melanie fits the bill perfectly. At least, we can say so when looking at the upper right arm. But it was a thing of the past when her then-husband, Antonio Banderas’ name was inked with a heart that surrounded it. Awwww! Oh, there were more creative designs around that as well. The couple decided to announce formally that they wouldn’t be together in the year 2014. So, Griffith made commendable efforts in hiding that tattoo with makeup. But when she realized that a temporary process would make no sense, she booked herself for the laser treatments.
It was via Instagram that Kelly made the news of her laser tattoo removal process a public one. If you check her forearm now, a keyboard’s removed from the existing tattoo which she did last year. In the October 2020 picture, she even stated how hurtful the process was. At least, going by her words, it was '… 100000000 times worse than getting the tattoo'! No wonder they say, prevention is better than cure!
Believe it or not, but Colin was an avid tattoo freak during his younger, wilder days. Now you won’t believe that after he has successfully got his body free from the heavy inkings. But it did take him extensive tattoo removal surgeries and treatments.
Erasing the ink is a lengthy process. If you regret getting a tattoo, you might want to follow in the footsteps of your favorite celebrities and get your tattoos removed too. Make sure you get them removed by a professional.