Getting a tattoo should be a decision that you have thought about in great detail. However, it is clear that many people, including celebrities, do not think twice about the long-term, permanent ink that will be on their skin. While we may think that celebrity tattoo fails are hilarious, it’s all fun and games until it happens to you! Here are 13 celebrity tattoo fails and corrections!
1. Nick Cannon
Nick and Mariah Carey’s relationship is on the rocks and there have been rumors of divorce papers being filed soon. After just 6 years of marriage, Nick recently got his large “Mariah” back tattoo covered with an even larger image. The religious cover up conceals the “Mariah” wording well, even though he will most likely be going back for more cover up sessions.
2. Kathy Griffin
Worse than having a name tattooed on your body, Kathy tattooed her wedding ring on her ring finger when she married Matt Moline because she didn’t like wearing rings. After four years of marriage, they were divorced, but she was still stuck with her permanent ring. Almost six years later, she still has the tattoo, despite trying to laser it off.
3. Gucci Mane
After release from a mental institution, Gucci decided to get a new facial tattoo to show that he is serious about his career and getting healthy. The tattoo, which is on his cheek, is now covered in a three-scoop ice cream cone. According to Gucci, “…it’s my trademark. It represents being the coldest in the game.” Since then, it has been reported that he had it lasered off
4. Megan Fox
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Megan had a giant Marilyn Monroe portrait tattooed on her right inner forearm because she idolized her since she was very young. The idea of the tattoo in such a visible place was so people in Hollywood would be warned not to treat her as badly as they treated Monroe. However, after growing up, she isn’t too much of a fan what Monroe stood for, so she has started laser surgery treatment to remove it
, quoting that it “brought her negative energy.”
5. Heidi Klum
After four years of marriage, Heidi must have thought their love would last forever. To celebrate her fourth wedding anniversary with Seal, Heidi tattooed his name and the initials of her children on her inner forearm. After filing for divorce in April of 2012, Heidi is in the process of removing
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Over the years, Rihanna has gotten many tattoos – some of which the public would like to claim as fails, but Rihanna will never admit to a mistake. One in particular is her side neck tattoo in French that reads “rebelle fleur,” which translates to flower rebel in English. While people believe she wanted it to translate to rebellious flower, the French ‘grammar police’ have widely criticized her for this mistake. Despite the public’s criticism, she claims no mistake was made and she still sports this neck tattoo.
7. David Beckham
In an attempt to be romantic, David tattooed his wife’s name, Victoria, on his forearm in Sanskrit in 2000. However, this huge tattoo, came out as “Vihctoria” by accident. It’s probably covered up by now since he basically has a full sleeve, but just knowing her name is spelled wrong has to make them both cringe.
8. Angelina Jolie
After marrying Thorton in 2000, Angelina inked “Billy Bob” above an awkward dragon on her upper arm. After their divorce, in 2003, she had the tattoo removed. After removal, she has since covered the spot with the coordinates of the birthplaces each of her and Brad Pitt’s children were born. Meanwhile, Thorton turned his “Angelina” tattoo into an angel.
9. Johnny Depp
While in a serious relationship with Winona Ryder back in the 90’s, Johnny decided to get an impulsive tattoo on his arm with the phrase, “Winona Forever.” After their relationship went down the tubes, instead of getting it removed, he got it changed
to read “Wino Forever,” which refers to all the drinking he had to get over the relationship.
10. Hayden Panettiere
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When Hayden got her tattoo, she was trying to emulate a lesson her dad taught her when she was younger. While she wanted the phrase “Live without regrets,” in Italian, down the side of her ribcage, she misspelled one of the words. While she acknowledges that it is spelled wrong and that she will eventually get it fixed, she’s not too worried about it because she can’t really see it. As of 2013, just four years after getting the ink, she is getting it removed.
11. Britney Spears
Britney wanted the Chinese symbol for mysterious on her hip, but what she got was the symbol for “strange.” But Britney’s tattoo fail didn’t stop there. She also got “God” tattooed in Hebrew on the back of her neck, but it was misspelled. Thankfully, Britney has removed both tattoos.
12. Nicole Richie
At a young age, Nicole decided to get her astrological sign tattooed on the inside of her wrist. Being a Virgo, the sign is a virgin, so at 16 she got the word “Virgin” tattooed on the inside of her wrist, thinking she was being deep. Now, she feels weird having it tattooed across her wrist, and hates having to explain it. Just 16 years and two kids later, Nicole plans on removing it soon.
13. Zac Efron
Zac, a popular Disney Channel star, decided to get the word “YOLO” tattooed on the side of his hand before the phrase was popular. While it doesn’t seem to have any true meaning for him, he seems to be happy with it and has not removed it. In fact, his newest tattoo, a feather on the inside of his bicep, has some people wondering why he chooses the designs he does.