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7 Celebs Who Regret Tattoos of Their Ex

Do not, I repeat, do not get your significant other’s name, image, initials, permanently tattooed on your skin. Seriously, don’t do it. Well, unless you already did the deed. If so, then you probably shouldn’t read the rest of my article because it might make you rethink your tattoo choice.

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So, the rest of you, those of you who don’t have “Stan,” “Frank Forever” or “Property of George” tattooed on your body, I have to say, well done! You have avoided the tattoo trap that seems to put an automatic jinx on the relationship. But some weren’t as lucky. Case in point: Nick Cannon and Mariah Carey.

The power couple, who have a pair of twins, recently announced that they have separated. Not in a “Let’s just have a few weeks or months apart” sort of way. No, this was in an “I’m going to get Mariah’s name covered up with a huge image of Jesus on the cross” sort of way. Yes, that.

Nick Cannon isn’t the only high-profile celebrity to get their one-time love’s name covered up.

1. Johnny Depp famously had his Winona Forever tattoo changed to Wino Forever

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2. Angelina Jolie had her Billy Bob tattoo (for her ex-husband) removed. Now, in its place are the coordinates of where her children were born.

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3. After Melanie Griffith and Antonio Banderas broke up, she had his name removed from the middle of the large heart tattooed on her bicep.

4. Eva Longoria had not one, not two, but THREE tattoos put on her body in tribute to her then husband — basketball star Tony Parker. She had a “nine” on the back of her neck (his jersey number), 07-07-07 on her wrist (for their wedding date) and his initials somewhere secret. After they broke up, she had all three removed.

5. Heidi Klum once had Seal’s name artistically inked down the inside of her arm but after the model and the singer parted ways, she had his name slowly erased.

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6. Tattoo artist Kat Von D should have known better when she got a portrait of her then fiancé Jesse James tattooed on her body. But no, she made the kind of mistake that she’s seen oodles of others make. After they broke up, she went through a series of laser treatments to get his face off her skin.

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So what is the lesson here? It is simple. DON’T GET YOUR MATE’S TATTOO ON YOUR BODY.

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If you really want to get a tribute to someone you love, think of getting something, anything else. Instead, get “Mom,” “Dad” your kid’s name, or a piece of your kid’s artwork, or hell, even your OWN name. (You can’t break up with yourself now can you?)

Have you ever considered getting your significant other’s name tattooed on your body?

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