Just because someone is famous, doesn't mean they don't have regrets. Most of the time, this manifests as a messy divorce or a stint in rehab. After all, these celebrities aren't immune to the mistakes we all make in life.
One mistake that some famous figures can't seem to avoid? The regrettable tattoo. Celebs mark their bodies in an artistic and permanent way. According to Harris Interactive, one in five American adults have a tattoo, and celebs are no different. Some love their ink for the rest of their lives while others wish they'd never gone down the road of needles and skin-centered artwork.
Those that regret their tattoos end up getting them removed. This is done with either laser treatments or skin grafts--both of which are lengthy and painful procedures. Read on for a list of 10 celebrities who have gone through the procedure of having their tattoos removed.
10 Kelly Osbourne - Keyboard Tattoo
9 Pharrell Williams - Full Sleeves Tattoo Removal
8 Angelina Jolie - Billy Bob Tattoo
7 Eva Longoria - Nine Tattoo
Perhaps Eva Longoria, winner of the 2007 People's Choice Award for Favorite Female TV Star for Desperate Housewives, should have taken a cue from Angeline Jolie. The actress had gotten a "Nine" tattoo on the back of her neck to represent her athlete husband Tony Parker's basketball jersey number. As is often the case with celebrity relationships, this marriage didn't last. When Eva filed for divorce in 2010, that tattoo didn't seem very practical anymore. Eva was spotted in 2012 with her Nine tattoo replaced with a big red splotch: proof that she's in the process of getting it removed.
6 Kathy Griffin - Ring Tattoo
5 50 Cent - Arm Tattoos
Few of us would expect to think of 50 Cent as a serious actor, at least when he first started releasing rap records in the late '90s. Yet, that's 50 cent's aspirations these days. Unfortunately, he felt that his tattoo-covered arms held him back from his future acting prospects. The solution? Get them removed. He told People Magazine, "It cuts down on the amount of time I have to spend in makeup covering them up." The procedure seems to have paid off. 50 Cent had roles in 8 movies from 2011 through 2013 and has five more planned for 2014 and 2015.
4 Megan Fox - Marilyn Monroe Tattoo
3 Charlie Sheen - Denise Tattoo
Charlie Sheen has been in the media for decades now. His acting career took off in the 1980s and he's starred in dozens of movies and TV shows ever since. Lately, though, his relationships have been front and center when it comes to celebrity gossip. His rocky marriage to Denise Richards only lasted four years, from 2002 to 2006, but that was more than enough time for Charlie to get a "Denise" tattoo on his left wrist. Denise quickly followed suit by getting her own "Charlie" tattoo on her leg. After their marriage ended, Charlie married Brooke Mueller in 2008, and she wasn't too happy about the "Denise" tattoo. She asked him to get it removed and he obliged. That marriage then ended in 2011.
2 Mark Wahlberg - 6 Tattoos
1 Johnny Depp - Winona Forever Tattoo
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