Soon-to-be-married Liam Hemsworth and Miley Cyrus are now sporting complementary tattoos. She’s had a quote from Theordore Roosevelt’s famous Citizen in a Republic speech for some time. And now, Liam has had the next line of the speech engraved on his flesh.
While matching tattoos can seem like a romantic gesture, there’s just one problem: tattoos are permanent, but sometimes love is not.
Here are 11 celebs who probably regret getting a tattoo memorializing their love:
Heidi Klum has a complex glyph tattooed on her arm that includes the names of her children and also her recent ex-husband Seal.
Alyssa Milano has many tattoos; among them is a pair of initials that she says belong to an old flame.
Angelina Jolie tattooed “Billy Bob” on her arm as one of the many over-the-top gestures the couple made to proclaim their timeless union. After their divorce, she had the tattoo lasered off and got the coordinates of her children’s birthplaces in its place.
Dave Navarro’s many tattoos include one that he had done in tribute to Carmen Electra. Although there relationship is long over, he says that he will not have it removed or covered up.
Avril Lavigne has a number of tiny tattoos that are small enough to be nearly unnoticeable. However, she’s probably constantly aware of one inside her wrist: a “D” for ex-husband Deryck Whilby’s name.
Johnny Depp got “Winona Forever” on his bicep back in the 90s when they were the perfect teen-heartthrob couple. After their split, he opted for an unusual cover-up: that tattoo now readers “Wino Forever.”
Bristol Palin’s baby-daddy Levi Johnston got her name tattooed in cursive around his ring finger during their blink-and-you’ll-miss it relationship.
Charlie Sheen and Denise Richards are among that select group of couples where both partners decided to show their love in ink. Denise had “Charlie” tattooed on the inside of her ankle and he had “Denise” inside his wrist. After their 2006 divorce, he got his tattoo removed and she covered his name with a large, colorful fairy.
Chad Ochocinco Johnson is one of the few we’ve heard of who got a tribute tattoo after the relationship fell apart. After his wife Evelyn Lozada over allegations of cheating and incidents of domestic abuse, the football star got his wife’s face tattooed on his calf. The gesture was, however, in vain. The couple’s short marriage ended in divorce on September 19th.
Marc Anthony removed the “Jennifer” tattoo on his wrist that he got in honor of former spouse Jennifer Lopez during the couple’s happier times. However, we see more tattoo removals in his future: he got his new tattoo, which depicts the statue of liberty, as a tribute to his current girlfriend, Venezuelan model Shannon De Lima.