Jo Wood, ex-wife of Rolling Stones’ guitarist Ronnie Wood, has just removed a tattoo of his face from her butt according to the July 29 issue of the Huffington Post. The 58 year old is just one in a long line of people who have found themselves left with a tattooed reminder of a relationship that’s gone south, but she decided to do something about it and have it removed.
“I had my tattoo of him taken off my bum. It was only a little caricature of him – his hair, his little mouth, his little nose. I stood there one day, looked at it, and thought, ‘It’s time for that to come off. I can’t have my ex-husband on my bum when he’s married.’” – Jo Wood via The Mirror
24 years married to a Rolling Stone
The Wood’s 24-year marriage ended after Ronnie Wood ran off with an 18-year-old cocktail waitress back in 2008. Now he is married to his third wife, 35-year-old Sally Humphreys who he married in 2012. Jo Wood decided part of moving on included having her tat of Ronnie removed. In her recently released book, “It’s Only Rock ‘n Roll: 30 Years Married to a Rolling Stone” she offers details of her ill-fated relationship.
Others celebrities left with indelible reminders of broken relationships
Jo Wood isn’t alone when it comes to indelibly inked reminders of a failed relationship with a famous person.
Angelina Jolie: Before Brad Pitt there was Billy Bob Thorton. Angelina and Thornton were married from 2000 – 2003, and at the time she wore a “Billy Bob” tattoo on her left upper arm. Since then she has had the tattoo removed and in its place has a tat marking the longitudes and latitudes of the places her 6 children were born.
Christina Aguilera: Pop star and “The Voice” coach and mentor Christina Aguilera tattooed “I am my beloved’s and my beloved is mine” on her lower back along with her then-husband’s initials. They are no longer beloveds as the divorce was official in April 2011.
Kat Von D: Tattoo artist Kat Von D found herself with a portrait tattoo of her ex-fiancé Jessie James when the couple broke up amid reports of James’ repeated infidelities. Unfortunately, for she had gotten the tattoo just a week before the two of them broke up. The complex tattoo took months to remove with 8 weeks between treatments to heal.
Heidi Klum: Victoria Secret angle, Heidi Klum, was inked with a unique tattoo created by a combination of her and her ex-husband Seal’s initials along with the initials of her four children. Today Klum sits as a judge on “America’s Got Talent” without the tattoo which she had removed about two years after her divorce.
Mel B: Spice Girl Mel B who also sits as a judge on “America’s Got Talent” has had a tumultuous relationship with Eddie Murphy. Back in 2007 the two of them got hip tattoos. Mel had hers removed in 2010.
Justin Bieber: Justin Bieber is constantly adding ink to his body. One recent tattoo is said to resemble his ex-girlfriend Selena Gomez. With their on-again-off-again relationship time will tell if this one will prove to be regrettable.
Getting a tat to honor your relationship is one way to commemorate your love in an indelible way. For those whose love fizzles and burns out, tattoo laser removal is one way many have marked that occasion, too.