These celebs got tattoos in honor of their lovers ... and regretted it a whole lot afterward.
Griffith, whose "Antonio" ink made for a pretty iconic bicep, has been covering up the body art with makeup and bandages until the laser removal process is completely done. And considering how much those lasers are supposed to hurt, chances are she really is not into the idea of a reconciliation, which is sad, because they were adorable together. It probably would have hurt less to just add "Sucks" under his name, but hey, it's her life.
Melanie Griffith isn't alone in her tattoo re-dos and removal. These celebs had equally bad luck in love and body art ... and some of them really deserved it.
1. Chad Ochocinco
Chad Ochocinco: After the news broke that Chad and wife, Evelyn Lozada were on the rocks he decided to try and show his dedication to her by getting her tattooed on his leg. It didn't work and they still aren't together.
2. Jude Law
Jude Law: The British actor had lyrics to the long "Sexy Sadie" tattooed on his arm referring to his ex-wife, Sadie Frost. Once they split he had it covered with a heart.
3. Britney Spears
Britney Spears: While Britney and Kevin Federline were together they got matching dice tattoos. Once they were broke up it was noticeable that Britney started removing it.
4. Levi Johnston
Levi Johnston: While Bristol Palin was still with Levi, he decided to get her name tattooed on his ring finger. The two broke up in 2010 not too long after having their son, Tripp.
Rihanna: Back in the dark days when Rihanna was still very much attached to Chris Brown they decided to get matching tattoos. Luckily it didn't involve their names, but stars. After they broke up the singer added more stars in order to change the tattoo.
6. Denise Richards
Denise Richards: It looks like Charlie wasn't the only one who was smitten. Denise returned the favor by getting his named tattoo on her ankle. Sadly we all know how this turned out, and she later covered it up with a fairy tattoo!
7. Melanie Griffith
Melanie Griffith: What does one do when you fall madly in love with Antonio Banderas and get married to him? You get a heart shaped tattoo with his name! At least that's what Melanie Griffith did. When they went their separated way she began the removal process.
8. Kathy Griffin
Kathy Griffin: The redhead comedian decided to ditch the ring and go for a wedding ring tattoo. Sadly, her marriage to Matt Moline ended and is left with a painful reminder. "I have one tattoo on my whole body like an ***hole and it's a f***ing wedding ring and I'm divorced," vented Griffin.
9. Christina Aguilera
Christina Aguilera: The Voice coach and pop star was once married to Jordan Bratman. To show off her love she got a tattoo, but they eventually split in 2010.
10. Johnny Depp
Johnny Depp: This is probably the worst tattoo cover up of all time. When you can change a tattoo to something else as opposed to removing it, it is usually a bad move. It never works well. Johnny Depp changed his "Winona forever" tattoo to "Wino forever." That's how you get back at somebody, turn the tattoo about them into an obnoxious tattoo. Johnny Deep could afford to get the tattoo removed completely, and obviously having "wino forever" on your body is not a great idea. He turned his sweet tattoo into one that says "I drink a lot."
11. Adrienne Bailon
Adrienne Bailon: Adrienne Bailon got "Kardashian" tattooed on her ass when she was dating Rob Kardashian, who then cheated on her. If I have to explain further why that was a bad idea, I don't want to live on this planet anymore.
12. & 13. Russell Brand and Katy Perry
Russell Brand and Katy Perry: The Russell Brand/Katy Perry marriage was a romance for the ages. The whole world started to believe in love again because of the notorious womanizer and recovering addict fell for a woman who wears latex dresses and sings about binge drinking, pretending to be a lesbian, and the differences between hot and cold. It really was heartbreaking when these two lovebirds didn't work out. They had matching Sanskrit tattoos and everything. He either got it removed because of the divorce, or maybe because he found out that the Sanskrit on his arm didn't mean what he thought it did. Both are pretty likely options.
14. Kat Von D
Kat Von D: Kat Von D had Jesse James' childhood face tattooed on her body. When he cheated on her, she got it lasered off. Even though him cheating on her kind of ruined her life (I mean, she dated Deadmau5 afterward), it did have that one positive aspect: Tattoos are cool, but getting the face of a child on your body is always a bad idea, and a super creepy idea. Especially if it's the face of the person that you're currently sleeping with (who happens to also be sleeping with a bunch of other people behind your back).
15. Iggy Azaela
Iggy Azalea: Iggy Azalea had her A$AP Rocky's name tattooed on her finger. When they broke up, that tattoo probably didn't seem like such a good idea anymore. Iggy didn't even get the tattoo removed. She just got an 'X' over his name. Iggy could definitely afford to get it removed, so it seems like she's just rubbing it in A$AP's face. Every time he sees her hand, instead of an empty space, he sees his name EXED out. (I'll be here all week.)
16. Marc Anthony
Marc Anthony: Here's another guy that got a wrist tattoo of their significant other. A lot of people were reminded that Marc Anthony existed when he got divorced from Jennifer Lopez. Then he had the tattoo of her name covered up, almost immediately. That's cold. You should at least keep the tattoo one week for every year that you were married. It's only polite. To get back at him, J. Lo continued to have a better career than Marc Anthony.
17. Charlie Sheen
Charlie Sheen: Charlie Sheen was married to Denise Richards for a little while, and then they got divorced. Charlie had Richards' name tattooed on his wrist, and now he doesn't. What most likely happened is that Charlie sobered up, saw the tattoo and didn't remember why it was there. Denise is a nice name, but you wouldn't want it tattooed on your body if you didn't know what it meant.
18. & 19. Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth
Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth: Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth got matching tattoos of a Teddy Roosevelt quote. Teddy Roosevelt was a smart enough guy to probably never, ever get a tattoo with anyone else.
20. Eva Longoria
Eva Longoria: Eva Longoria had several tattoos in relation to her ex, Tony Parker. One was the number of his basketball jersey on the back of her neck. That's not a great sign for a relationship when someone will only get a cryptic tattoo to represent their significant other. She appeared in public with a red spot where the tattoo used to be. A lot of people think that it was a sign that she got the tattoo removed, but maybe she just got it replaced with a tattoo of a red spot.