Eliza HurwitzThink Before You Ink: 10 Celebrities Who Regret Their Tattoos

Hayden Panettiere recently talked to Glamour magazine about her infamous misspelled tattoo, saying, “It’s Italian: Vivere senza rimpianti. When I was younger, I was upset, and my dad said he wanted to show me something. He slammed one door of the bathroom, and the closet door popped open—it was a trick with the air. He said, ‘Whenever one door closes, another one always opens.’ So my tattoo means ‘Live without regrets.’ It’s not that you don’t regret things in life, but you at least try to learn from them. It’s misspelled too [accidentally, as rimipianti]—so I literally have to live by that advice!” Hayden may not believe in living with regrets, but these 10 celebrities are definitely regretting their tattoo choices… as evidenced by their desire to remove or alter them.

Check out these 10 celebrities who regret their tattoo choices. Whether they are undergoing laser removal or having their designs altered, we’re sure they’ve learned their lessons when it comes to getting inked. What are your thoughts on tattoos?

 

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=564585014 Andrea Valenzuela

    How do you know 50 Cent or Pharrell or the last one (Emma Watson?) or any of them regret their tattoos? Fine if they’ve covered ti up with something else or had it lasered… but you didn’t tell us how. I think this article needs more content.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001733071973 Anna Hatchetstone

      Are people being stupid? There are texts and sources on the right side guys…. *facepalm*

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1271155228 Jennifer Marie Miller

        It’s bad website programming… On some screens, the captions might show up just to the right of the picture… On others (like mine), it’s all the way up on the top of the page, nowhere near the picture… So, very easy to miss.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=625833504 Nicolle Rodriguez

        you dont have to be so rude, btw…must be your time of the month…take a lavender bath honey <3

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000127581413 Amanda Smith

        I think most readers had this problem. It’s a problem with the GUI not with the reader. Also don’t be a grouch.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=625833504 Nicolle Rodriguez

    this is silly, you post pics and dont tell the stories behind the tattoos or the regrets…lame

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001733071973 Anna Hatchetstone

      Lame to post that embarrassing comment before looking more closely on the right.. lol

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=625833504 Nicolle Rodriguez

        the descriptions are even worse than having no descriptions at all..lamest blog post ever…ill be unsubscribing now :) ttyl

        • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001733071973 Anna Hatchetstone

          do it better then

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=581486880 Becky Watkins

    It would be helpful if these photos had captions, such as who they are, what their tattoo says, and why they regret it.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1322581080 Sarah James

    there are captions guys… check the top right.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=621802588 Candyce Bailey

    The two commenters above…. you lot clearly don’t pay attention… if you click on the photo and look to the right of your screen… right below ‘Contact Us, The Shop, and Contribute’ you will find the explanation behind why the celebrity in the photo wants their current tattoo/tattoos removed.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=21200068 Caitlin S Griffin

    The captions are high on the right column – I did miss that the first time. Thanks for sharing!

    I spent about 10 years planning for my first tattoo, and it evolved so often for so long. I watched ALL the “INK” reality shows, and I love the art of tattooing and the many meanings people give to something they want etched on themselves forever – or, on the opposite end, the complete lack of foresight when getting something spontaneously inked. I learned a lot of lessons there.

    My deal with myself was that I wasn’t allowed to get my tattoo unless all the elements stayed fixed in my brain for at least 6 months. I doodled it in the places I was thinking of getting it, and made modifications based on my conversations with friends with tattoos and kind tattoo artists. I actually had the design for 12 months before I got it as a present to myself last year. I still love it, but my only regret is that everyone thinks it’s an angel or a fairy. This isn’t self-promotion, but I wrote about it here:
    http://drownmybooks.blogspot.com/2012/04/sunday-miscellany-body-art-for.html

    I’m afraid of lettering, because of spelling or stretching over time – has anyone had that happen to them?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1709719336 Sara Fortson

    I have a full sleeve and plenty of tattoos everywhere and I love them all!!
    Sure they may not have the same meaning to me now as before, but they represent certain times in my life. Tattoos are a commitment, and not everyone really understands that. “Regretting” tattoos is kind of silly to me. Don’t get it if you’re not sure about it.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=833400104 Gaby Gelpi

      totally agree sara
      There´s no regret for my tattoos either

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1657350462 Kristen Kanes

    It comes as no surprise that half of these are the names of past lovers. # 1 rule of ensuring you won’t regret your tattoos – don’t get tattoos of people’s names (unless they are memorials).

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=500700605 Amy Atkins Contreras

    I’m more perplexed by the crappy quality of most celeb tattoos. Like, you’ve got the resources, go to someone amazing, and for glob’s sake stay out of the tanning bed when you’ve got new ink XD

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