17 Tattooed Celebrities Who Fell In Love And Failed

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Getting a tattoo of a boyfriend, girlfriend, fiancé, fiancée or even of someone you're married to is something you really need to consider.

Isn't that kind of given already? Like, it comes with the figurative getting-a-tattoo-starter kit manual. I think I'd rather get a sh-tty infinity tattoo than to get a perfectly clear image of an ex smiling back at me whenever I see myself in the mirror.

Tattoo disaster
Tattoo disaster
More eCards!
More eCards!

Get a tattoo of a pet, get a matching drinking buddies tattoo, get a tattoo of bacon, get a tattoo of an anchor, but really, give it a day and a year more, daily meditation and consultation with whatever religious leader you got there before you get a big-ass tattoo of your lover's face somewhere on your skin.

Kat von D

Kat von D
Kat von D

Kat von D is the tattoo artist chick men wanted and girls can't help but love. Unfortunately, the tattoo artist-turned-reality-TV-star isn't so lucky in the love department. She made the mistake of getting a tattoo of a lover. And not just a lover, but one dog shit of a lover at that. Sorry, Kat, but we told you so.

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Not impressed.
Not impressed.

Kat is a tattoo artist herself, an accomplished one at that. It's one of those basic rules the pros break from time to time. I mean, holey sh-t that's a Nikko Hurtado piece! But I still wouldn't get a portrait of an ex tattooed on me even if it was the master himself.

(Before Jesse, Kat got other tattoos dedicated to her then lovers, including her first tattoo and one for Nikki Sixx.)

Nick Cannon

Nick Cannon
Nick Cannon

If there's something as bad as getting a partner's portrait on your skin, it's probably getting her name tattooed sized at least 4x6 inches across your back. Head over heels for his then-wife Mariah, this is exactly what Nick Cannon did. When things got sour between them, he didn't make things better by putting an enormous cross with Jesus on it, with an angel above it.

Safaree Samuels

Safaree Samuels
Safaree Samuels
Nicki Minaj portrait tattoo
Nicki Minaj portrait tattoo

The rapper, also known as "Scaff Beezy" loved the 'Super Bass' singer so much that he not only got one, but three tattoos for Nicki. He has her name and her portrait on either side of his chest which he immediately got covered up after the split. He also has a colour portrait of Nicki on his right arm.

Nas

Tattoo of Kelis
Tattoo of Kelis

This has got to be one of my favourite cover ups of all time. Nas confirmed that his marriage to Kelis was over by showing up with the tattoo of his topless ex-wife's face was replaced by a beast's head. So cool, man. “Love is a beast. Hold on, be prepared for any way it may go, and be honest,” says Nas to MTV.

Denise Richards

Denise Richards' tattoo before
Denise Richards' tattoo before
Denise Richards tattoo after cover up
Denise Richards tattoo after cover up

Now let's get to the ugly. After their divorce, Denise Richards got an ugly cover-up tattoo over her tattoo of Charlie Sheen's name. Way to go to break two tattoo rules consecutively.

Evan Rachel Woods and Jamie Bell

Initial tattoo
Initial tattoo
Initial tattoo
Initial tattoo

After an on-again-off-again relationship, a marriage and a baby, the couple finally called it quits. But they did have something to remember each other by—tattoos of each other's initials. The two met at the shooting of Green Day's 'Wake Me Up When September Ends' MV where they co-starred in.

Think before getting a tattoo
Think before getting a tattoo

Sam Ronson and Lindsay Lohan

Sam Ronson and Lindsay Lohan
Sam Ronson and Lindsay Lohan

The DJ and the child star had one hell of a whirlwind romance back in 2008. The pair each got a matching heart tattoo which the DJ got hers covered shortly after the break up.

Avril Lavigne

Avril Lavigne
Avril Lavigne
Tattoo before
Tattoo before
After cover-up
After cover-up

Avril was the type of girl we all had a little crush on, she was the Hayley Williams of the early 2000's. But as much as we all loved her then, the girl made some awful decisions, twice. One of them was to make the mistake of getting a couple tattoo with her then-husband Sum 41 frontman Derrick Whibley, and getting two more with Caitlyn Jenner's son Brody.

Brody Jenner

Avril Lavigne shows off her 'Brody' tattoo while it looks like Brody Jenner has an 'Avril' tattoo. July 4, 2010. X17online.com EXCLUSIVE
Avril Lavigne shows off her 'Brody' tattoo while it looks like Brody Jenner has an 'Avril' tattoo. July 4, 2010. X17online.com EXCLUSIVE

Well, let's just say he made the same mistake as Avril (see above).

Angelina Jolie

Angelina Jolie
Angelina Jolie

One of our favourites in this category has to be Jolie's tacky Billy Bob Thornton tattoo with the dragon. I mean, it's the kind of mistake Angelina Jolie totally would do. She did good by covering them up with a family-oriented tattoo dedicated to her children, which is kinda awkward though. She said: "I'll never be stupid enough to have a man's name tattooed on me again."

Amy Winehouse

Amy Winehouse
Amy Winehouse

The late singer is known for having several tattoos, one of which was a lapel with ex-husband Blake Fielder-Civil's name on it. In my opinion though, it only added to Amy's whole persona. I love her tattoos.

Cheryl Cole

Mrs C tattoo
Mrs C tattoo

Everyone seemed to be losing their marbles over Cheryl Cole's (now Cheryl Fernandez-Versini) Mrs C tattoo, a reminiscence of her infidelity-tainted marriage with cheating husband Ashley Cole, which Cheryl didn't cover up during her wedding party with her new husband last year.

Russell Brand and Katy Perry

Russell Brand and Katy Perry matching tattoos
Russell Brand and Katy Perry matching tattoos

The wild duo whose marriage lasted fourteen months got matching Sanskrit tattoos "Anuugacchati Pravaha," which meant "go with the flow".

Johnny Depp

Johnny Depp WinonaForever tattoo
Johnny Depp #WinonaForever tattoo

I think the only one allowed to commit this mistake was Johnny Depp. I mean, come on, how can you hate the Johnny x Winona 90's love story. It was all bittersweet because everyone thought it would last forever. Even the Sun has an expiration date.

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When she's not writing for Tattoodo, Xavier likes experimenting with art and organizing local music shows. We're kidding, she's probably asleep. Follow her on Instagram @claudia_strife

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