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5Heidi Klum Reminds Us Why Tattoos Can Be Very Bad Ideas

heidi klum seal tattoo

Heidi Klum is deleting ex husband Seal. Or, more specifically, her tattoo of his name. She was spotted strolling around NYC’s village area with her kids and a much noticeably lighter tattoo. You can see traces of it in the above photo. Here’s People‘s before/after photo and ~~the story~~.

heidi klum before after

In 2008, Klum, 40, referred to an abstract permanent design on her right inner arm as a commemoration of vow renewal with her singer husband.

“It was our fourth wedding, and we wanted to have our names tattooed together,” the America’s Got Talent judge – who is now dating her bodyguard, Martin Kirsten – said of her body art at the time. “So it’s my husband’s name and our three children – their initials, in the [three] stars.”

Now, Klum, who filed for divorce from Seal, 50, in April 2012 after seven years of marriage, “is in the process of getting her tattoo removed [...] she’s been through a few treatments,” says e source. “The stars with her children’s initials will stay intact.”

And this is why you don’t get a tattoo of your significant other’s name. Who reading this has made Ms. Klum’s mistake? I want to hear about it. Are you getting it removed? Does it really hurt? How many treatments will it take? Do you wish you’d never gotten it?

Johnny Depp knew how to do tattoo removal right. When he broke up with Winona Ryder, he changed his “Winona Forever” tattoo to “Wino Forever.” The man is a genius.

June 25, 2013 at 4:30 am by Catherine St. Ives
Filed Under: Heidi Klum, Seal

5 Responses to “Heidi Klum Reminds Us Why Tattoos Can Be Very Bad Ideas”

  1. Danika says:

    I’ve had tattoo removal done, not of an ex’s name *phewf*, and it HURTS.
    Actually the first session wasn’t overly painful, but they usually start on a low setting to see what your skin can tolerate, the second session… ugh I instantly bruised, and blistered (it is a burn), and I felt like I was on fire for at least 2 hours afterwards.
    Luckily I only had to do two sessions to lighten my tattoo enough to cover it, I think if the tattoo artist had recommended I go for a third session, I would have backed out of the whole thing then and there.

  2. BreakingJen says:

    I stupidly got a tattoo of a design created by my ex. After we broke up I had it covered up, two tattoos on my sternum were enough to not get anything else done.

  3. M says:

    My boyfriend was the floor guy at a tattoo shop for a few years. He mentioned that when people get their significant other’s name tattooed on them, it’s almost a guarantee that they will be back at some point to have a cover up done. It’s just a bad idea.

  4. blah says:

    Been doing it for several years (I’ve spaced out the sessions to allow healing and reduce scarring). Dude, it’s so painful. It’s expensive, it takes a long time and it’s painful. The amount of treaments depends on the type of ink used, and the colors involved (greens take a long time to get rid of). I didn’t get some guys name thankfully; it was mainly done to piss my mom off when I was 18. It worked, but now she’s having the last laugh.

  5. crab says:

    Everyone knows if you get a tattoo of your SO its a death sentence for the relationship!

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