When you’re in love you tend to think that this feeling will last forever but it’s not always the case. That’s why good tattoo artists always warn you not to get anyone’s name or initials tattooed on your body. Because chances are that tattoo will be more permanent than your relationship and then you’ll have to go not only through painful heartbreak but also the painful tattoo removal process. But we don’t always listen. And it’s not just us mere mortals who make that mistake. Celebs aren’t safe from bad decisions either. Some of them did go down that road and naively got tattoos of their exes on their body and now have to deal with cover ups or painfully laser off the tattoos until they fade into nothing. Let’s take a look at 8 celebs that had to cover up tattoos of their exes.
1. Angelina Jolie
Do you even remember the time when Angelina Jolie was romantically involved with Billy Bob Thornton? It seems like an eternity ago, but it happened. And boy was that tumultuous relationship. We can say all we want about bad decisions and foresight now that we know how that went turned out, but clearly Angelina thought it was going to last. Why else would she get that hideous Billy Bob tattoo? And only three years later everything went south and she’s had to laser it off. Now she’s got it covered up with birth coordinates of her family. We know she’ll keep that one, but will she laser of Brad Pitt’s coordinates out of it?
2. Johnny Depp
Johnny Depp dated a lot of beautiful women, but clearly Winona Ryder had a special soft spot in his heart if he got a tattoo for her. They seemed perfect for each other, it was a simpler time back then. However, after they broke up Johnny lasered off part of it and turned Winona Forever into “wino forever”. In a weird way that turned out to be more true.
3. Denise Richards
Denise Richards had a tattoo on her foot that said “Charlie”, an obvious homage to her husband at the time – Charlie Sheen. After the divorce she chose to cover it up with an image of a fairy. We’re not sure that was the greatest idea, but hey, it got the job done.