Although nothing can compare to the effect of Megan Fox’s mouth upon her own career, her tattoos have also been something of an albatross as well. To be certain, the actress made some really bad ink decisions prior to her big Transformers break, and I’m pretty sure that not even the King Lear quote on her back compares to the most prominent atrocity — the looming Marilyn Monroe face of doom — on her right forearm. Strangely, Armani chose not to remove the offending Marilyn tattoo in either this spring’s or last fall’s lingerie advert campaigns within which Fox and her wasp waist starred. However, film directors are always quick to cover up that mess with makeup, although that probably won’t be a problem soon, since her star is fading fast. Still, it appears that Fox has gotten the point or, at the very least, has formed her own regrets about the Marilyn skin art, for the tattoo was significantly faded (as if by laser removal) during Fox’s appearance at the recent Celebration of Jaguar Design:
Megan Fox is a little less inked up these days.
The stunning actress, 24, seems to be in the process of having one of her tattoos removed.
A portrait of Marilyn Monroe on Fox’s right forearm appeared noticeably lighter in photos taken in Manhattan last week, with parts of the design already gone altogether.
The Jennifer’s Body star still seems to be sporting some of her other tats, however, including quotes on her shoulder blade and side as well as a tribal tattoo on her left wrist.
[From NY Daily News]
Here’s a close-up view of the faded Marilyn:
Before we get to the full-on “before” photos, here’s a midway comparison shot from the 68th Annual Golden Globe Awards in January. Since nobody paid any attention to Megan at the event, no one even noticed at that point that the fading had already begun:
Finally, here are some pre-laser treatment photos from just last November at the Toronto International Film Festival premiere of Passion Play. I hope that Megan decided to remove Marilyn just for herself and not as a means to career improvement, since she’s a bit late for remedial action on the latter end.
Photos courtesy of Fame Pictures and PNP/WENN.com