It always astonishes us to hear that some people choose to live with tattoos that they have grown to hate. Perhaps because your mum objected to it from the very beginning and you don’t want to hear ‘I told you so’. Perhaps because a judgemental boss should just mind their own business. Perhaps scrubbing the name of a former beau just hurts the soul too much. Or perhaps it’s just downright embarrassing. But maybe – just maybe – by understanding just how rife celebrity tattoo removal really is, you’ll finally be convinced that it’s time to evolve, heal and move on – no matter the reason.
1. Pete Davidson
Whether you know him from Saturday Night Live or with his spat with Kanye, Davidson decided to start getting his famous ink lasered away when he realised it might give his Hollywood aspirations a boost.
“I didn’t think they would put me in movies or anything,” he said in 2021. “All of a sudden I’ll hear from say ‘Are we keeping Stewie Griffin smoking a blunt, or not?”
2. Khloe Kardashian
It’s rude to call it a ‘tramp stamp’ – unless that’s exactly how she described it in her Instagram story as she said “Bye bye” to the word “Daddy” along with a cross and an angel that was inked above and below the top of her jeans line.
“I should have listened to Kim when she told me ‘Don’t put a bumper sticker on a Bentley,” she said. To replace the tribute to her dad, she had a classy hand-written “I love you” tattooed on her wrist.
3. Eva Longoria
Did you know Eva Longoria was once married to NBA player Tony Parker? Until a few years ago, you would have been able to tell from Parker’s famous number 9 on her neck, along with their wedding date and ‘TP’ elsewhere. But you may not know it today – thanks to celebrity laser tattoo removal!
“I’m about to zap these suckers off!” she announced on social media.
4. Ariana Grande
“Did Ariana’s butterfly tattoos fly away or what?” someone observed recently on social media.
While the butterflies on her shoulders and arms – along with plenty of others – may have looked great on stage, it appears she got them zapped off just in time for her wedding photos.
“I guess it shows that all the money and fame in the world can’t save you from the guilt trip of your Italian mother,” another social media user quipped.
5. Kelly Osbourne
Look up a ‘celebrity tattoo removal before and after’ of the Black Sabbath singer’s daughter from a decade ago and today, and you’ll notice there are a lot of tattoos seamlessly missing!
“One of them was a keyboard and I don’t even know how to play a piano!” she explained.
Want to join the celebrity tattoo removal trend?
So whether your Italian mum is tut-tutting, you’re going for a Hollywood movie role or you’ve just changed your mind for a million perfectly valid reasons, the era of being ashamed to consider laser tattoo removal is most definitely over. And when you consider that the latest techniques and technologies mean laser tattoo removal has never been safer, less painful, more effective and more affordable, it really is the ultimate time to pay us a visit right here at our friendly and non-judgemental Kogarah clinic.
Drop us a line today at Disappear Ink, Sydney’s most trusted laser tattoo removal specialists.