After her divorce from Tony Parker, Eva Longoria is undergoing laser tattoo removal to remove the word “nine” representative of Parker’s basketball jersey number from the back of her neck. Tattoos inspired by significant others all too often result in tattoo regret. Ms. Longoria is hardly the first or the last celebrity experiencing tattoo regret over such a tattoo.
Some other celebrities who now regret their reminder of a love grown cold are Russell Brand and Katie Perry. They got matching Sanskrit tattoos during their engagement in 2010. Brad has reportedly removed or covered his.
Kat Von D got a tattoo of her then fiancé, Jesse James. At least the childhood portrait of James is under her arm where she isn’t forced to look at it all day.
In honor of then husband, Jordan Bateman, Christina Aguilera tattooed “I am my beloved’s and my beloved is mine” on her lower back. Their divorce was final in April last year.
Levi Johnston tattooed “Bristol” around his ring finger in 2008. Since he and Bristol Palin split, Levi has announced that he intends to have the tattoo removed.
After Denise Richards and Charlie Sheen divorced, she covered the tattoo of Charlie’s name with a fairy.
Brittany Spears and Kevin Federline sealed their love with matching dice tattoos. His is blue. Hers is pink. Their marriage ended in divorce in 2006.
Whether a name is used or not, tattoos representing significant others are not a good idea. Many say the act of inking a person’s name or something symbolic of the person often dooms the relationship to fail. Believe that or not, it is a lot easier to end a relationship than it is to remove a tattoo. However, laser tattoo removal technology has come a long way in the last several years. Scarring is extremely rare. Pain is significantly reduced with most people saying it’s about the same as getting the tattoo in the first place. Removing a wide variety of colors, including blues and greens, is a very successful with the right laser.