When Megan Fox started getting a lot of publicity and attention – circa 2008-09 – everyone began noticing her totally busted and cheap-looking Marilyn Monroe tattoo. Megan got Marilyn’s disembodied head tattooed on her right forearm years ago, when she was 18 years old (she’s currently 25). My problem was two-fold: one, I’m sick of young starlets idolizing Marilyn Monroe and getting tattoos to mark their obsession with this damaged and fascinating woman. Two, Megan’s tattoo was just ugly and tacky. Anyway, in the past year, Megan’s Marilyn tattoo has been looking increasingly “faded”. Now Megan has confirmed that she’s getting it taken off:
Who says tattoos are forever? Megan Fox is having her iconic Marilyn Monroe tattoo removed from her inner right arm — and said it’s because she’s growing up.
“I’m just over it,” Fox told reporters after her performance in Montblanc’s 24-Hour Plays in New York on Monday. “You outgrow things that you love when you were a child. I got it when I was 18 and now I’m 25 and it just doesn’t make sense anymore.”
But the removal of something that was once so important to her isn’t painless. “It’s a hundred times worse than the tattoo itself,” she admitted. “I’ve only done one [session] so I probably have three or four left.”
Although Fox has other tattoos, including a Shakespeare reference on her shoulder and husband Brian Austin Green’s name on her hip, she won’t put anything over Monroe’s fading face once treatments are completed.
In fact, she believes it’ll be impossible to tell she ever had a tattoo at all.
“I think it will come off completely because I have the right skin type to remove ink,” she said. “The more fair skinned you are the easier it is to remove dark ink, and I’m as fair as it gets.”
Remember how long it took for Angelina Jolie to get that “Billy Bob Thornton” tatt taken off of her arm? You could still see his name faintly, even years after they were over, and I think Angelina even wore makeup to cover it sometimes. I believe that’s the same arm where she now has her kids’ latitude and longitude numbers, right? Anyway, Megan just made me think about it. I don’t have a problem with people taking off their tattoos, especially when the tattoos are hideous. And I’m so happy that Megan has “outgrown” her Marilyn thing. Maybe she can have a word with Lindsay Lohan.
Photos courtesy of Fame.