10+ Celebrities Who Know Very Well What It’s Like to Regret a Tattoo

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In a survey about tattoos, 75% of approximately 600 people interviewed revealed to have regretted at least 1 of their tattoos. Well, those in the spotlight are no different. Some of our favorite stars from the world of cinema, music and even fashion have changed their mind about their body art and decided to either remove them completely or cover them up with a new piece.

Heidi Klum removed an abstract design from her arm after her divorce.

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In 2008, Heidi Klum had an abstract wave-shaped pattern tattooed on her arm to commemorate the vow renewal with her then-husband Seal. “It was our fourth wedding, and we wanted to have our names tattooed together,” said Heidi.

After filing for divorce in 2012, the model chose to remove the pattern dedicated to her husband, but she kept the 4 little stars that are dedicated to her children.

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Kaley Cuoco turned her marriage-inspired tattoo into a moth.

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The original tattoo below Kaley’s neck was the date of her wedding to Ryan Sweeting written in Roman numerals. After their divorce, the actress decided to cover up the wedding date with a moth image. The tattoo needed to be large enough to cover the previous pattern, that’s why Kaley chose a big moth with big wings.

Malin Åkerman changed the meaning of her tattoo by adding just one letter.

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Malin’s wrist tattoo was originally the letter “Z” that stood for her ex-husband’s last name. After their divorce, the actress wanted to modify the regrettable tattoo, and she added the letter “S” over it. “S” is the first letter of her son’s name “Sebastian.”

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Colin Farrell grew tired of waiting in the makeup chair.

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The actor has had several tattoos that, over time, he’s had removed. One of the reasons for completely removing some of his ink was, according to him and in his own words, because he got tired of getting painted in the makeup chair anytime he had to wear a T-shirt. He also added that some of the images that he had imprinted on his skin no longer pleased him and even embarrassed him.

Zoë Kravitz corrected a grammatical mistake.

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The original quote in Arabic that Zoë had on her back reportedly had a mistake in it, saying “Let the love the rule” instead of “Let love rule.” The actress decided to remove the ink and cover it up with a gorgeous dragonfly.

Angelina Jolie gave her tattoo a deeper meaning.


Angelina Jolie devoted her dragon tattoo to her then-husband Billy Bob Thornton. After the couple split, the actress covered this ink with the coordinates of places her children come from. Angelina is a big fan of tattoos and she reportedly has more than 15 of them on her body.

Keith Urban devoted his wrist tattoo to Nicole Kidman.


The musician devoted his tribal-style bracelet ink to his wife Nicole Kidman, and it incorporates her initials. This bracelet covers a previous tattoo, the Latin saying “Omnia vincit amor,” which means “Love conquers all.”

Marc Anthony covered his J.Lo-inspired wrist tattoo

The singer used to have “Jennifer” inked on his right wrist to commemorate his then-wife Jennifer Lopez. After the couple broke up, he covered J.Lo’s name with a tribal design.


Eva Longoria is another celebrity who chose to remove tattoos about her ex.

This actress had several tattoos in honor of her former husband, basketball player Tony Parker. The first one was on her neck, and it said “Nine,” like the number on the jersey the player wore when he played for the NBA’s San Antonio Spurs. Another very visible tattoo she had was the one with the date of their wedding, “July 7, 2007” written in Roman numerals (VII-VII-MMVII). It used to be on her right wrist, but later on when they divorced, Eva immediately went to remove the artwork that once symbolized her love for the French basketball player.

Rihanna added more stars to the “constellation” on her neck.

Originally, Rihanna had a small group of stars tattooed on her neck. The singer and her then-partner Chris Brown got matching star tattoos, but after the couple separated, Rihanna changed her ink. She added more stars to the tattoo and made it more about herself than her past relationship.

The singer also turned a shark on her ankle into a crown.

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Rihanna devoted the camouflage shark tattoo on her left ankle to her then-boyfriend Drake. After they broke up, the shark was replaced by a crown. Rihanna is a big fan of tattoo art. Elle magazine even created a guide on all her ink and their meaning according to the singer.

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Do you have tattoos? What do they mean?

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