Each of us has at some point in our lives made debatable decisions. Some of us end up getting regrettable tattoos as a result.

Additionally, celebrities are not exempt from this. Since they are now responsible for having the less-than-stellar ink removed, several stars have been candid about it. For instance, Pete Davidson recently provided followers with an update on his choice to get sizable — and we do mean sizable — a collection of tattoos erased.

“I get my next treatment in like a month or so,” he said to People. “They said they should all be gone by the time I turn 30. They still have around two years left to do this. Davidson reportedly has over 100 tattoos, most of which are homages to previous relationships and persons who have influenced him (such as that Hillary Clinton tattoo).

Pete Davidson isn’t the only well-known person to have had a tattoo (or two) removed, despite the fact that his experience was one of the most recent to cause a fan frenzy. See before and after pictures of famous tattoo removals for Pharrell Williams, Khloé Kardashian, and Victoria Beckham in the next paragraphs.

1. Pete Davidson’s Tattoo Removal

Pete Davidson's Tattoo Removal

Davidson had about 100 tattoos prior to beginning the removal process. His arms and chest were mostly covered by the patterns.

The actor disclosed that he was having his tattoos erased since it takes too long to cover them up in the makeup chair for film and television roles during a virtual Q&A he participated in with the actors of “The King of Staten Island” last year.

2. Megan Fox’s Tattoo Removal

Megan Fox's Tattoo Removal

Fox has a large number of tattoos. She’s started taking off some of them, while she still proudly wears several of them. Fox briefly discussed the traumatic procedure of having many patterns removed with Today back in 2012.

She told then-host of “The Tonight Show,” Jay Leno, “Your skin sort of explodes and looks like little kernels of popcorn popping up.” They are unable to sufficiently numb it to relieve the agony.

The actress first chose to have a Marilyn Monroe picture on her inner forearm removed because she regularly had to cover it up for various playing roles.

“I was stubborn and I thought that I would love it forever, or that it would be like a book of my life, all the things that I loved when I was younger,” Fox admitted. And it’s not at all that.

3. Angelina Jolie’s Tattoo Removal

Angelina Jolie's Tattoo Removal

The actor Billy Bob Thornton’s initial name is inked above a dragon on Angelina Jolie’s shoulder. The tattoo was done during their brief marriage. Nobody was surprised when Jolie had the tattoos erased when the couple divorced in 2003.

4. Victoria Beckham’s Tattoo Removal

4. Victoria Beckham's Tattoo Removal

In September 2022, keen-eyed admirers first observed a faded tattoo on Beckham’s wrist, remarking that it was the location where long-term husband David Beckham’s initials “DB” were previously engraved in cursive. This shouldn’t come as much of a surprise as Allure revealed that the designer started gradually getting rid of all her tattoos in 2017.

5. Pharrell Williams’s Tattoo Removal

Pharrell Williams's Tattoo Removal

Williams went above and beyond to get some of his tattoos removed. In addition to receiving laser treatment for his arm tattoos in 2008, the artist underwent a skin graft, a surgical procedure that involves moving healthy skin from one area of the body to another.

6. Khloé Kardashian’s Tattoo Removal

A lower-back tattoo that the reality star and founder of Good American had gotten in memory of her late father, Robert Kardashian, was being removed in a series of Snapchat recordings the reality star published back in 2017.

When Kardashian received the tattoo, she was 16 years old, it had the word “daddy” written in cursive next to a cross and angel wings, according to ET.

7. Heidi Klum’s Tattoo Removal

Heidi Klum's Tattoo Removal

On her right forearm, Klum had the name of her ex-husband Seal tattooed in 2008. After the couple got divorced in 2014, the model reportedly had the tattoo erased.

8. Sarah Hyland’s Tattoo Removal

Sarah Hyland's Tattoo Removal

Hyland uploaded a video to her Instagram Stories in 2019 while having a tattoo on her butt removed. The “Modern Family” actor had acquired the dinosaur tattoo in question two years earlier.

9. Adrienne Bailon’s Tattoo Removal

Adrienne Bailon's Tattoo Removal

The former “The Cheetah Girls” star got Rob Kardashian’s complete name tattooed on her butt, as some early “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” viewers may recall. They dated from 2007 to 2009, but once their relationship ended, Bailon got the tattoo erased.

10. Kelly Osbourne’s Tattoo Removal

Kelly Osbourne's Tattoo Removal

Osbourne stated in 2010 that she intended to get the majority of her 15 tattoos removed, claiming that several of them lacked any sort of deeper significance. According to Us, she claimed, “I was miserable and I just went and got all these tattoos and I don’t know why.” “One of them is a keyboard, and I can’t even play the piano,” the speaker said.

The celebrity continued, “As you get older, you realize that you don’t want to be defined by your tattoos because that’s not the type of person that I am.”

Even though that was ten years ago, Osbourne is still working on the removal procedure. She provided an Instagram gallery of the improvements made last year, including getting the piano mentioned before and the cursive word “lovely” removed.

The caption reads, “Who else knows how bad this hurts.” It’s a million times worse than getting a tattoo, exclaimed the speaker.

11. Jessica Alba’s Tattoo Removal

Jessica Alba's Tattoo

Alba removed the flower she had gotten on the back of her neck when she was 17 years old after regretting getting two other tattoos. Alba said to Refinery29 in 2019: “I’m really frustrated that I got it lasered numerous times, and it’s not coming out.

12. Rose McGowan’s Tattoo Removal

Rose McGowan's Tattoo Removal

Rose McGowan hasn’t talked much about the pinup girl tattoo she has on her right shoulder blade, but if you watch her at recent red carpet appearances, you can see the huge pattern gradually fading until it was almost completely gone by 2007.

13. Johnny Depp’s Tattoo Removal

Johnny Depp's Tattoo Removal

Depp received a meaningful tattoo in the 1990s that read “Winona Forever,” honoring his then-publicized romance with actress Winona Ryder. When they split up, Depp modified the logo to “Wino Forever.”

14. Melanie Griffith’s Tattoo Removal

Melanie Griffith's Tattoo Removal

Griffith removed the heart-shaped tattoo of Antonio Banderas’ name off her upper arm during their nearly 20-year marriage breakup.

15. Pamela Anderson’s Tattoo Removal

Pamela Anderson's Tattoo Removal

In 2014, Anderson permanently inked a barbed wire design on her left bicep as a tribute to her role in “Barb Wire.” Anderson later erased the tattoo.

16. Mark Wahlberg’s Tattoo Removal

Mark Wahlberg's Tattoo Removal

Wahlberg acknowledged getting some tattoos removed in 2020 while appearing on “The Late Late Show With James Corden” in the interest of “maturity” and “sensibility.” “I had, like, eight or nine, but it was like all the way around my neck, my stomach, my arms, my back, and my leg,” Wahlberg remarked.

17. Eva Longoria’s Tattoo Removal

Eva Longoria's Tattoo Removal

Longoria received two tattoos for Tony Parker while they were still married, one of which is the word “nine” on her neck as a tribute to his jersey number. Longoria had the tattoos erased after the turbulent divorce they went through in 2010. She also had a star tattoo on her wrist removed later in 2016.

18. Nicole Richie’s Tattoo Removal

Nicole Richie's Tattoo Removal

Richie took off the cross-shaped “tramp stamp” on her lower back that had been there for the duration of the first episode of her #CandidlyNicole web series. In the episode, Richie told a nurse, “It just means a certain thing, and I don’t want to be a member of that group.

19. Hayden Panettiere’s Tattoo Removal

Hayden Panettiere's Tattoo Removal

The Italian word “Live without regrets,” which was tattooed on Panettiere’s ribcage, was changed in 2013 because it was written incorrectly.

20. Colin Farrell’s Tattoo Removal

Colin Farrell's Tattoo Removal

Despite having several tattoos on his arms and one on the front of his chest, Colin Farrell chose to have them removed. “I’m getting rid of them because I’m sick of getting painted whenever I wear a T-shirt in the makeup chair.

On “The Late Late Show with James Corden” in 2019, Farrell commented, “It gets me an extra 45 minutes of sleep in the morning.


The article discusses the tattoo removal experiences of several celebrities. Pete Davidson, who reportedly had over 100 tattoos, has been getting his tattoos removed because it takes too long to cover them up during film and television roles.

Megan Fox started removing some of her tattoos because they were getting in the way of various acting roles. Angelina Jolie had a tattoo of her ex-husband’s name removed after they got divorced, and Victoria Beckham has been gradually getting rid of all her tattoos since 2017.

Pharrell Williams underwent a skin graft to remove some of his tattoos, and Kelly Osbourne has been working on removing the majority of her 15 tattoos for over ten years. Other celebrities who have had tattoos removed include Khloé Kardashian, Heidi Klum, Sarah Hyland, Adrienne Bailon, and Jessica Alba.

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