Former Spice Girl Mel B decided to get a clean break from her ex-husband by literally cutting off the tattoo with his name on it.
Tattoos are supposed to be permanent, but modern technology means that nothing has to stay in your skin if you don’t want it to. Normally getting a tattoo removed means going under a laser and having the subcutaneous ink burned away, but Mel B decided that wasn’t nearly fast enough.
Rather than have multiple appointments to get a tattoo of her ex-husband’s name removed, she went for the direct approach and just cut off the chunk of her torso with the name on it.
It’s pretty gruesome, but then, that’s sort of what we’d all expect from the former Scary Spice.
Her relationship to Murphy didn’t last long enough to warrant a tattoo, but Mel B was married to Belafonte for over a decade with the divorce only being finalized this month. The pair had been estranged since December of 2016, and the divorce proceedings were not exactly amicable. Mel B accused Belafonte of “emotional and physical abuse”, while Belafonte tried to get out of a large settlement by arguing that their affluent lifestyle had eliminated most of his fortune.
Now she can replace that name with whoever she decides to marry next. After the wound heals, that is.