Celebrity culture is now more obsessed with tattoo designs than it’s ever been. It’s not just rock stars and rebellious actors who wear tattoos, now pop stars like Justin Beiber and Miley Cyrus are getting all inked up in order to express themselves and look more â€œgrown-up.â€ Unfortunately, not all tattoo decisions made in youth seem all too wise later on in life. Countless celebrities have gotten laser tattoo removal because of their careers or for personal reasons. Here are 11 celebrities who have gotten their ink removed.
50 Cent broke onto the rap scene and became one of the genre’s best selling artists of all time. Along with his fame, he brought with him a bunch of tattoos that helped him maintain his image as a tough guy. Now, 50 Cent is starting to focus more on his acting career and is getting his tattoo designs covered so he doesn’t have to spend all day in the makeup chair before going to set. He doesn’t regret getting the tats, but removing them makes life easier for everyone.
Angelina Jolie was perhaps one of the first female celebrities to have her tattoos on display for all of the world to see. She may have even helped start the openness of tattoo culture that we experience today. Unfortunately, Angelina decided to get a relationship tattoo of her former husband Billy Bob Thornton and had it removed prior to starting her relationship to Brad Pitt.
If you’re old enough, you might remember that Tom Arnold and Roseanne Barr were once an extremely annoying Hollywood couple. Tom rode Roseanne’s success all the way to the top, guest starred on her television show, and then procured a couple of high-profile movie roles before splitting up with her. He got this great chest tattoo to show off his love, but in recent years, he’s had it removed for obvious reasons.
Very few celebrities have had as much personal trouble as Charlie Sheen. He has been through a couple of marriages, one of which he got a tattoo of â€œDeniseâ€ on his wrist. When he tried to reconcile with one of his ex-wives, Brooke Mueller, after his divorce from Denise Richards, he got it lasered off.
Johnny Depp Tattoo Designs
In his early career, Johnny Depp had a storied romance with actress Winona Ryder. That relationship didn’t work out forever, but his tattoo that said â€œWinona Foreverâ€ disagreed with him. Instead of getting the full piece removed, he decided to change it to â€œWino Foreverâ€ to show off his love and appreciation for wine.
Megan Fox Tattoo Designs
Megan Fox is known for being one of the hottest celebrities with tattoos. While she has never had trouble with drugs or alcohol, she didn’t want to go down the path that so many other Hollywood starlets have gone down. She decided to get her forearm tattoo of Marilyn Monroe removed because she didn’t want to think about the negative way the legendary actress’ career ended.
Eva Longoria Tattoo Designs
Eva Longoria is another celebrity who got an unfortunate tattoo of a former lover removed. Her back of the neck tattoo of her former NBA player husband is now only a red patch of skin thanks to laser removal surgery. You can see her tattoo removal process in person when you watch her wear an updo hairstyle on red carpets.
Religious symbol tattoos have been common ever since people started inking themselves up. Britney Spears decided to show off her devotion to the Kabbalah sect of Judaism, a popular trend for many people in the entertainment industry, with a misspelled tattoo. Britney has since had the mistake removed and it is no longer clear whether or not she practices the faith.
Marky Mark didn’t get too many tattoos during his long career, but that didn’t stop him from getting them removed. He had a prominent portrait of Bob Marley in the middle of his chest that required too much time in the makeup chair to remove. Mark made an example of the removal of his tattoo designs for his kids by making them come with him and witnessing the pain required to get them taken off his skin.
Kat Von D
When you think of tattoo removal, Kat Von D probably doesn’t pop into your head. She is covered from head to toe ink and probably wishes she had more real estate to work with. In order to get more real estate, she had a tattoo of former lover Jesse James removed after the two broke off their tumultuous relationship.
Kat Von D
Tommy Lee is a bad boy in and out, but did you know that he harbors some racist sentiment. The drummer from Motley Crue came under fire from the media when he attacked a Jewish reporter and exposed his swastika tattoo. As a form of damage control, he had it removed and has since apologized.