Jordin Sparks sang, “Just like a tattoo, I’ll always have you” — but that’s not always true when it comes to celebrity relationships. A lot of Hollywood couples who commemorated their relationship by getting inked find themselves in the laser-removal chair after the breakup.
Here are 15 celebs who removed or covered up a tattoo they got for their ex:
During his engagement to Ariana Grande, Pete Davidson got a tattoo of the phrase “mille tendresse” (French for “a thousand tendernesses”) to match Ariana’s, but after their breakup, he covered it with the word “cursed.”
Similarly, Ariana covered up a foot tattoo she had showing the firefighter badge number of Pete’s late father with “Myron,” the name of her late ex-boyfriend Mac Miller’s dog.
Travis Barker covered up his ex-wife Shanna Moakler’s name with two tattoos: a scorpion and his now-wife Kourtney Kardashian Barker’s lips.
Angelina Jolie covered up her ex-husband Billy Bob Thornton’s name with the birthplace coordinates of her children and her then-partner, Brad Pitt.
However, after separating from Brad, Angelina removed his birth coordinates from her arm, but she left her children’s.
Adrienne Bailon had difficulties getting her tattoo of ex-boyfriend Rob Kardashian’s name removed from her butt. On her third try, it finally worked.
Kat Von D lasered off the portrait she had of her ex-fiancé Jesse James’s school picture from fifth grade.
Melanie Griffith removed a tattoo of her ex-husband Antonio Banderas’s name in a heart after their separation.
Eva Longoria had Tony Parker’s basketball number (nine) removed from her neck after their divorce.
And finally, after her divorce from Ryan Sweeting, Kaley Cuoco covered up their wedding date with a moth tattoo.