Celeb Tattoo Regrets
Angelina Jolie has some serious love for tattoos; she has had a dozen tattoos over the years but not all have lasted. Angelina decided to either remove or cover six, one of which was an Asian dragon with her ex-husbands name – Billy Bob – inscribed above it. At the time of the tattoo removal procedure she said: “I’ll never be stupid enough to have a man’s name tattooed on me again.”
Angelina’s current partner Brad Pitt caused a stir in 2008 when he appeared to dodge a fans question about his tattoos while being interviewed on Oprah. He refused to explain his ink, citing they were personal. But nothing is sacred in Hollywood, and according to cityrag.com this odd tattoo has been identified as Otzi the iceman, Europe’s oldest natural human mummy. Now the question is Brad, why would you tattoo a mummy on your arm?
Happily married in 2007 Cheryl Cole decided to brand herself property of Ashley Cole and tattooed ‘Mrs C’ on the back of her neck. But after the break down of her marriage last year one does wonder if Cheryl now regrets that permanent sign of love and dedication. Once the divorce was confirmed rumours circulated that Cheryl wanted the etching removed “as a matter of urgency”.
Eva Longoria also made the mistake of getting tattoos related to her relationship that ended in 2010. She etched her wedding date on her wrist in roman numerals and tattooed her ex Tony Parker’s jersey number ‘9’ on the back of her neck.
Eva still has the tattoo and even joked about it on US TV, saying: “I’ll just put the divorce date and it’ll be a gravestone.” The Desperate Housewives beauty was married to NBA athlete Tony for four years.
Dame Helen Mirren has openly admitted she hates her tattoo. She committed the ultimate blunder and had the South American Indian design for equality tattooed on her hand when she was ‘very very drunk.’ The 64-year-old told US TV’s Good Morning America: “now I’m utterly disgusted and shocked because it’s become completely mainstream, which is unacceptable to me.”
Comedian and actor Jamie Foxx has a tribal tattoo etched on his head – which isn’t entirely bad because it could be easily covered up. But still, a tribal tattoo? That’s so 1995! Jamie added this new ink to his collection of tattoos as a celebration for his 40th birthday.
Jessica Alba had a daisy and ladybird tattoo done as a part of a ‘bonding experience’ with her mother and aunt in 2007. But the actress soon regretted the small tattoo and had it removed two years later. Jessica still has two other tattoos, a bow on her lower back and the Sanskrit symbol for lotus flower, a padma, on her wrist.
Wild child Kelly Osbourne got a bit carried away with her tattoos and admitted her body art was a mistake. The most regrettable of the bunch has to be the synthesiser on her arm she revealed she really can’t stand: “I can’t play the piano and I have a keyboard because I went through my weird ‘80s phase and I was really drunk.” Oh dear!