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The first inhibition that springs to our mind when we feel an inkling (pun intended) to get a tattoo is the physical pain and anguish of going under the needle. We may overlook the whole “permanency” element of it all, especially if it’s a heat-of-the-moment and impulsive decision, which eventually leads us down an even more painful path of the removal of a tattoo.
From Priyanka Chopra’s “Daddy’s lil girl” to Ranbir Kapoor’s “Awara”, we have seen many celebrities who got inked with meaningful tattoos that resonate with their personalities, in a way. But at the same time, there are also stars whose “tat regret” led them to get rid of it or make certain alterations.
Here are 7 celebrities who got their tattoos removed or altered:
1. Deepika Padukone
Deepika Padukone had gotten her ex boyfriend Ranbir Kapoor’s initials inked on the nape of her neck when the two were dating. The actress kept the tattoo for a long time after their much talked about split. However, unconfirmed reports suggested that Deepika got the letter K from the tattoo modified into a flower. Recent reports revealed that she may have actually gotten the tattoo removed post her nuptials with Ranveer Singh last year.
2. Angelina Jolie
Angelina Jolie, in a statement, mentioned that she got her tattoo for ex Billy Bob Thornton, removed with laser surgery and replaced it with geographic co-ordinated of her children’s birthplaces.
3. Johnny Depp
Another celebrity to remove their tattoo post breakup is Johnny Depp, who got the last two letters of his “Winona forever” tattoo, lasered after his split with actress Winona Ryder. His new tattoo reads “Wino forever”.
4. Kangana Ranaut
Our teenage years are probably the ones we have the most regrets about and Kangana Ranaut would relate. The actress got a tattoo on the nape of her neck, during her teenage days that she got covered and enhanced by tattoo artist Sameer Patange, who took to his Instagram to share a picture saying, “For those who still dnt knw what Kangana got covered up.”
5. Megan Fox
Megan Fox got her Marilyn Monroe portrait tattoo on her right forearm completely removed, the reason for which, the actress revealed in an interview, was that after reading about Monroe’s life which was very difficult, she didn’t want the negative energy to carry onto her future.
6. Amy Jackson
Amy Jackson got her ‘Mera Pyaar Mera Prateik’ tattoo that she got for Prateik Babbar, her then boyfriend and the co-actor of her debut Bollywood film, removed after their relationship ended.
7. Prateik Babbar
Prateik Babbar got a similar tattoo for Amy Jackson when they were together, that read ‘Mera Pyaar, Meri Amy’, which the actor reportedly got modified post break up.
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