Is Miley Cyrus having tattoos removed because Liam Hemsworth hates them?

Last September, a story in Us Weekly seemed to hint that Miley Cyrus was being controlled and isolated by Liam Hemsworth merely because the pair had taken to spending quiet nights at home instead of merely living for the party lifestyle. If anything, this phenomenon pointed towards Miley maturing a bit although she still enjoys surprising Liam with bizarre p3nis cakes in public. Now there’s a new story in this week’s Enquirer that suggests Liam is indeed still aiming to control Miley, and now he’s taking aim at her tattoos. You’ve probably heard that Miley is quite fond of little bitty tattoos; in fact, she has nine of them scattered all over her bod:

Liam reportedly finds tattoos to be trashy and is concerned that the tattoos will ruin Miley’s Hollywood prospects in the long run (even though they’re easily covered up by makeup). It sounds strange that Liam would take issue with Miley’s body art after three years together, but if this story is to be believed, Liam has basically said, “It’s either me or the tattoos, babe,” and Miley’s taking steps to get them removed:

Miley Cyrus’ boyfriend wants to erase all evidence of the former Disney star’s wild antics — beginning with her nine tattoos.

The pop star’s beau, 22-year-old Australian actor Liam Hemsworth, is so determined to get Miley to changer her ever-growing raunchy image, he laid down the law, telling her to lose the tattoos or she loses him.

“Liam is much more straitlaced than Miley, and he hates the trashy look she sometimes favors,” said the close source. “They’ve had some heated fights over her body ink. He says it will permanently typecast her as a bad girl.”

The down under hunk, star of the upcoming movie thriller The Hunger Games,” is thinking of the future, according ot the source. “If they start a family together, he doesn’t want the mother of his children sending the message that it’s OK to desecrate your body.”

When Miley showed off her latest skin art — and equal sign etched on ehr finger — the source says Liam blew up, telling her: “I hate it. Get rid of them all!”

The former “Hannah Montana” star has nine tattoos — including a large image of a dream catcher on her right side, the words “Just breathe” under her breast, and the word “love” inscribed on the inside of her ear.

Miley’s also getting a reputation for wild antics, which include wearing a breast-revealing top while shopping in Chile, simulating sex with a phallic-shaped cake, and calling herself a “stoner” in a party videotape.

But on Nov. 22, the day before her 19th birthday, Miley was spotted visiting an office that specializes in laser tattoo removal and has begun the process of having the ink removed, said the source.

“It’s very painful to remove the tattoos, but Miley says it’s worth it if it means keeping Liam happy.”

[From Enquirer, print edition, February 27, 2012]

I’m not entirely sure what to think of this story. In Liam’s recent Details interview, he does express concern about Miley’s reputation but it truly seemed like a protective stance and as if he just didn’t want people saying things about Miley that weren’t true. Yet if this story is real, Miley should think long and hard before going through tattoo removal procedures because a boyfriend wants to change her. Besides, who really knows how long Liam will be sticking around after The Hunger Games volleys his career into the stratosphere?

There’s also a story in this week’s Star that claims Miley is “partying, boozing, and using drugs around the clock,” which sounds merely like more of the same that we’ve heard before from the tabloids:

Miley Cyrus truly can’t be tamed! The former Disney darling continues to spiral out of control — partying, drinking, and using drugs, according to multiple sources. “Miley is a complete party animal,” a source reveals to Star. “She pretends like she is this perfect little girl to the public, but behind closed doors, she is really missed up.”

Relegating her career to the back burner, the teen queen has been hitting the party circut — and hard. “Miley has been partying and boozing a lot,” another source adds. And the 19-year-old is plagued by more than just the bottle. “Miley is a complete stoner! She’s very open about how much weed she smokes within her Hollywood crowd. Many of them are enablers. One of her her guy friends is known as a drug dealer to the stars!”

Those close to miley fear the pop star is on the road to disaster. “We are afraid Miley will overdose,” says the source. “She does not know when to stop.”

As she lets loose all over town, Miley is crippling her once-booming career. “She’s been missing business meetings and hasn’t been writing any new music,” explains the source. The former Hannah Montana star even dropped out of her voice role in Adam Sandler’s upcoming animated flick, Hotel Transylvania.

[From Star, print edition, February 27, 2012]

Most of this latter story seems based upon a rehashing of prior accounts of Miley’s love for weed and supposed weakness for alcohol, but I think she truly deserves a break in this department. It’s not as if she’s acquired any DUIs, and it’s not as if her acting or singing is truly in demand regardless of her desire to work. She’s a young adult and former child star. Give her a break already.


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  1. brin says:

    If he’s the reason she’s cleaning up her act and removing her tattoos, then good for him for being a good influence on her. She doesn’t need to keep promoting a trailer trash image.

  2. LisaMarie says:

    Ugh, more tattoo bashing. Just because someone has tattoos doesn’t automatically make them trashy.

    • cr says:

      No having a tattoo doesn’t automatically equate to trash. It depends on the type of tattoo. :)
      And I have no idea if what Liam is doing (providing he’s actually doing it) is controlling or simply trying to nudge her into paying attention to her career and public image. And perhaps ‘cleaning up’ a bit.

      • AquaticMusings says:

        Agreed. Tattoos don’t equal trashy. I have a couple. I think a huge volume of them do give off a trashy vibe, especially when they are not well done. I do, however, think there are some truly gorgeous tattoos out there that come in many forms whether they are big small, sleeves, whatever. BUT, one doesn’t generally equate a classy women as one having a ton of tats. Kind of ridiculous, because I think being classy has everything to do with the way you carry yourself, how you treat others, etc.

    • Aimee says:

      I agree with this statement 100%. Having tats doesn’t equate to trailer trash. And seeing as a lot of her tattoos are discreate or coverable I fail to see how or why they should effect her public image. It’s not like she’s got a big Ass skull on her face.
      If Liam is trying to get her to get her tattoos removed I think that should be a red flag of things to come. First It’s get rid of your tattoos, then its don’t hang out with so and so.

      • AquaticMusings says:

        Total red flag. I know from experience. First it is being a total D-bag about your past “you did WHAT three years ago, slept with someone other than me, how DARE you?” Then it is your “trashy” tattoos, next it is your friends who are “no good” then if they are successful your family. It is how controllers and manipulators isolate their victims. May I say it is just so. weird. and I will never understand why people do this…

  3. flourpot says:

    As much as I can’t stand her fashion, it’s her deal and I dressed like an idiot when I was young, too.

    I also dislike her music; again – her deal.

    Having a penis cake is something I wished I thought of when I was her age. IT would have been funny. Unfortunately, pictures of her sell and this makes it to the public eye where people can make frowny faces and disaprove.

    So she smokes pot. It’s a plant that grows in the wild. Better that than prescription drugs. So she wants to please her man. We all do that on some level with someone close to us.

    She’s a kid. She’s got a decent head on her shoulders. She’s not out flashing her ladybits or doing coke or inflating her lips.

    It’s refreshing to read about her exploits in comparison to the rest of the actual trashy hollywood shit that goes on. Let her have at it, imo.

    • AquaticMusings says:

      I, too, made some ..ahem.. fashion choices that would make even her John Lennon shades look a heck of a lot better. eh, I just think it is the teenage years. And to whoever says she is 19 and to grow up already that is just insane. If I could go back that would be the one thing I would definitely not do.

      I don’t get the feeling that she is making the wrong choices that will have her end up a la Lohan or some others in her situation.

      Seems pretty average for a 19-year-old American girl, IMO, especially one with a bit of cash at her disposal.

    • Kara Ann says:

      Well put and I completely agree with you. Also, she gets called out as “trailer trash” constantly and I just don’t get it. Is it the accent? I mean I have a southern accent too and I don’t think that that makes me trailer trash. Is it the really silly/sometimes slutty clothing? I mean she’s 19 years old and she is experimenting with identities, with her body, with her life. That is what she should be doing at that age. I can look back at some pictures of my 19 year old self and both groan (b/c the clothes are a little slutty) and grin (b/c I had great body)!
      Oh well, hope she ignores all the crap. She’s wealthy, seems grounded, and, Liam is one sex-ay guy and, most importantly, he seems very laid back and likeable. I really doubt the he is controlling her stuff. Miley seems to smart for it and she spent years being controlled by Disney.

  4. Zozo says:

    She’s doing things anyone her age would be doing. I still think it is funny that she gets a lot of bad press, while Demi Lovato who actually has had serious issues in the past, does not.

    • cr says:

      That’s my reaction, she’s really acting her age, and it doesn’t mean she’ll be acting this way in even a couple of years.
      For him it may be a combination of he might be a little tired of such behavior and being aware that he’s got a major movie coming out in a month.

    • Marjalane says:

      She may be doing things that anyone her age might be doing, but the troubling thing is, she has way more money to experiment with than the average teenager. She also can get herself into any club she wants. I’d have been a MUCH bigger loadie as a teen if I’d had the money to do it with!

  5. Shruti says:

    “anyone her age” ?? That’s too much of a generalisation, especially where I live.
    Most kids her age enjoy their life differently.

    • Zozo says:

      Well I’m 19 and I smoke weed everyday and drink during the weekends, so does 90% of the population at my University campus. I’m not saying that every teenager lives like that, but the tabloids seem to paint her as unstable and destructive, and I simply do not see that being the case.

    • cr says:

      Well, it is an over generalization. And I admit to engaging in it.
      A lot of late teens/early twenties do what she’s doing-lots of pot smoking-I think more than when I was in college(I’m aging myself).
      I also think part of it may be a reaction to her tween years, when she seemed to be working all the time. She’s 19, time to slow down, relax, etc. As Zozo points out, she doesn’t seem self destructive, perhaps unmotivated, but not self destructive.

  6. jojo says:

    how the f*ck do you overdose on weed??

  7. Roxy750 says:

    She has a crapload of money and her boyfriend has to wear an old, wrinkled and stretched out collar thin, cheap t-shirt,. Gross, I hate when guys wear shirts like that — it doesn’t fit right…lazy…and gross, shave. Try a little. Sheesh…And Miley…stop with the 80′s cut off shorts…so not attractive…

  8. Yael says:

    what is with the tattoo hate? so she has nine of them – so what? why should her man care? the point is to love HER. tattoos shouldn’t take away from that.

    and seriously, removing tattoos = cleaning up your act? i have 5 right now, with two half-sleeves in the works, and a leg piece for down the road. and i am incredibly responsible and mature. tattoos are beautiful, and if you want to be a canvas for an amazing artist’s work, it’s your own choice, and it should be respected.

    i really, really hope her guy isn’t trying to guilt her into getting rid of them.

  9. Tiffany says:

    I remembering commenting on the post with his b-day cake that this kind of crap was going to happen closer to THG promotion. Someone in Liam’s camp needs to shut down the Miley talk and make it about the film, costars and him. Hitching his wagonto her name in the tabloids will do more harm than good as seen in this story.

  10. cr says:

    AquaticMusings: I used to work in a book store where we sold tat magazines. Some amazing tats out there. I’m not into getting them, perhaps because after years of allergy shots I’m just not into having needles in me unless absolutely necessary.
    But, they’re her tats. If she wants to get more, or get rid of them, her money, her choice.

  11. Jackie says:

    maybe this just illustrates how the mainstreaming of tattoos is coming to an end. lots of people, including celebrities, are getting them removed now.

    i would love to invest in a laser removal clinic, as i think business will be great in the next 10 years.

    • Kimlee says:

      I don’t think so, I think a lot of people get stupid tat while drink, in ” love” or when they were young and realize how stupid it really looks. Rihanna is one of them in the next few years I see her get that dumb ass Thug life tattoo removed.

    • Bodhi says:

      The “mainstreaming of tattoos” is not coming to an end. If anything, more & more people are getting them. They are becoming more & more accepted in the workplace, partially because they are becoming more & more mainstream. In 10 years, people won’t think twice about them. Of course there are plenty of shitty tattoos out there & I don’t see that ever changing, but tattoos themselves are more popular than ever. If indeed tattoo removal is becoming more popular, it is because people are removing the ones they don’t like. I think you will find that tattoos are for more popular than tattoo removal

  12. Kimlee says:

    I call BS on the Tattoo story because didn’t she just get a new one recently so if she still getting new one why whould she remove her other ones.

  13. kimberly says:

    it’s how one carries themselves more than the tats. She carries herself as a low class hillbilly excited about normal things like weed and new experiences.

    just say no to salvia type crap. keep it real.

  14. jerry says:


  15. Miley Cyrus has FOURTEEN tattoos, not merely nine! You can find all of them at That red thing on her hand up there looks like a club stamp. Check out all of Miley’s tattoos at the site above. Miley is awesome!!!

  16. Alina says:

    Am I the only one who doesn’t buy this story? Miley has gotten plenty of tattoos since and she even has a matching one with Liam. I just think she wants to get a certain tattoo removed.