Supermodel Heidi Klum has been photographed in several pictures lately with the ink on the inside of her right arm slowly fading away. According to the Daily News, the 40-year-old is currently in the process of removing a tattoo she got when she married to her now ex-husband, Seal. In interviews she said the design was a reminder of her vow renewal with the singer for their four year wedding anniversary.
'"It was our fourth wedding, and we wanted to have our names tattooed together," she told People magazine. "So it's my husband's name and out three children - their initials, in the [three] stars.
Since ending her seven-year marriage, she is now dating her bodyguard Martin Kristen and a source told People that she wants the ink gone. According to the source Klum has "been though a few treatments" but she wants the stars with her kids' initials to remain.
Klum is certainly not the first celebrity to have ink of past relationships removed. Eva Longoria, Johnny Depp, Angelina Jolie and Marc Anthony have all done it before.
According to TMZ, Longoria began trying to get rid of three tattoos she had gotten when married to NBA star Tony Parker. One was of his basketball jersey number "nine" on the back of her neck, another was their wedding date on the inside of her wrist and the third was his initials on a "private, undisclosed location." Actor Johnny Depp dated Winona Ryder at the beginning of his career and had "Winona Forever" tattooed on his bicep, Style Bistro reports. After the two split he had the "na" removed so the tat now reads "Wino Forever."
Angelina Jolie and Billy Bob Thorton had a strange relationship in the beginning of her career. Besides wearing a vial of each other's blood around their neck the couple also tatted each other's name on their bodies. After breaking up, Jolie had his name removed and replaced with the birthplace coordinates of her children, the website reports. Latin singer Marc Anthony also had his ink removed after his split with Jennifer Lopez. The singer professed his love to JLo by having her name placed on the inside of his wrist and swiftly had the ink removed when they got a divorce.