Hailey Bieber

tattoo regret Hailey Baldwin

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The Tattoo: One of the model’s 20+ tattoos is a handgun on her middle finger she got when she was 18. “I was like, ‘Yeah! That looks cool,’ ” she told Elle. “But now, as a 24-year-old, I would never do that. I think guns are violent.”

Eva Longoria

Eva Longoria tattoo regret

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The Status: “🤦🏻‍♀️ (It has since been removed!)” she wrote in the Instagram caption.


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The Tattoo: Early on in his career, the former Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch frontman was rarely spotted with his shirt on. Wahlberg flaunted his famous muscular figure — and eye-catching arm tattoos — on stage and on screen throughout the ’90s and early 2000s. On one bicep, he tattooed a portrait of reggae legend Bob Marley and on the other, he inked his initials and last name in large, ombré font. The Departed actor once said, “all the tattoos have meaning to me,” before getting them removed in the mid-2000s.

The Status: Wahlberg removed all of his body art because “I don’t want my kids getting tattoos.” Plus, he didn’t like spending hours in the makeup chair on set. “I wanted them to be [removed] by the time I did The Fighter because putting makeup on and covering them up has always been a pain in the butt,” he told the Today Show.

Wahlberg recently told E! News about the painful removal process — which he’s already warned his Spenser Confidential costar Post Malone about: “I told him, eventually he’s gonna want to remove his and it’s gonna be painful,” he said. “It’s more painful taking them off.”


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The Tattoo: After getting some ink on her left arm when she was “20 and impulsive,” she decided to undergo the removal process, telling a fan on Instagram she didn’t “understand the word ‘permanent'” at the time.

The Status: Gone! In Feb. 2020 the star shared an Instagram photo of her arm in a white bandage. “TATTOOS R FUN UNTIL THER [sic] NOT ~~,” Tallulah, 26, captioned the post, from inside LaserAway — a laser hair and tattoo removal clinic in Beverly Hills.

“Thankful that magic erasers for skeen exists @laseraway *disclaimer my arms are burning as deep as my ego, but it really does work,” Tallulah added.


Sarah Hyland tattoo regret

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The Tattoo: Back in 2017, the actress got a dinosaur tattoo on her butt with her bestie Katie Welch.

The Status: In Nov. 2019, she shared a selfie during the tattoo removal process from inside the doctor’s office. Though Hyland “believe[d] in dinosaurs” two years ago, the pain of her laser tattoo removal is much more real now.

Jessica Alba

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The Tattoo: The actress has multiple tattoos but says she regrets “maybe two,” she tells Refinery 29: one that’s “kind of a tramp stamp” of a bow on her lower back (not pictured) and an image of flowers on her neck that “I got when I was, like, 17 and I’m so irritated that I got it.”

The Status: Still there, despite her best efforts (you can see it faintly in the lower right image). “I got it lasered many times and it’s not coming out,” she says.

Jessie J

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The Tattoo: The singer got her own lyrics inked on her hip when she was 18. Just one problem: She misspelled a key word.

The Status: Still there! “Yes my tattoo says… don’t loose who you are in the blur of the stars. Yes they are MY lyrics from my song who you are,” she wrote on Instagram, adding that she still doesn’t know the difference between loose and lose. “Yes It’s the reason I wear everything high waisted.”


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The Tattoo: She had to keep breathin’ through the pain when her initial attempt at inking “7 Rings” in Japanese characters on her palm didn’t quite work out as planned, ending up with something that translated more closely to “tiny charcoal grill” – and sending her back for a fix.


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The Tattoo: An artistic design that inspired the title of her book, The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo.

The Status: Still there, whether you like it or not: #yesiknowmytattoosucks was one of the hashtags she used for this photo.