Megan Fox on Her Marilyn Tattoo: 'I'm Over It'

11/16/2011 at 01:30 PM ET

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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.” Tell us: Have you ever had a tattoo removed?

–Catherine Kast


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Alex Martin on

i’m “over” her.

Dania on

Right there with you, Alex.

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Bree on

Really?? She thinks she is “as fair as it gets”?? How much make up is she wearing then because people with really fair skin don’t tan naturally.
I got my first two tattoos for my 19th birthday and at 24 have not outgrown them and believe that even as I change as a person they are still important because they represent who I was then and are therefor apart of who I have become. That being said none of my tattoos (I have since gotten six more) are of a person or any reference to anything like that so not things I am likely to grow out of (For example one of my tattoos is a symbol of the town I grew up in, not exactly something that it ever going to change!!)

Sara on

I understand that…the placement is so prominent that she sees it all the time. It’s like listening to your favorite band all the time. Eventually you turn it off because you start to hate them. I think she grew up fast and now is comfortable with who she is that she doesn’t just need to be seen as a sex bomb to be a good actress. She is young …let’s give her some room to learn.

zusje on

And that’s why you should always think twice(if not three or four times) before getting a tattoo…thinking there isn’t going to be a scar or something is ridiculous,she probably will be able to hide it with body make up,but there is going to be signs there once was a very large tattoo there,sorry for those hating their tattoos but yeah,if you get them they are there for a liftime,no easy removal thingy!!I got mine when I was 19,now at 27 I still love the design and I wouldn’t change it for the world!!That said I did get something done that’s close to my heart and always will be!!

Tammy on

I love tattoos but the three I have are in inconspicuous places and that’s the reason why. I still plan to get more but they won’t be obvious to people when they look at me. They’re not for the public anyway; they’re for me.

Terri on

My dad is a WWII Navy vet, and he had each of his forearms tattooed when he was in Pearl Harbor. Growing up, I just remember thinking those were so cool, and I couldn’t wait to have a tattoo myself. So…at the age of 26 (!!!), I finally did it. I got a native American design that symbolized strength and courage inked on my left shoulder.

Fast forward about 15 years…the tattoo wasn’t as crisp as it once was. Plus, I’d moved into a career that required my attendance at formal events, and, without fail, no matter the design of the formal gown I chose, the tattoo would somehow interfere. So…I opted to have it removed.

My $250 tattoo ended up costing me five times that (and five lengthy appointments!!!) to get it removed. And Megan’s right…it hurt. A lot.

The moral of this story…tattoos are permanent, unless you’re will to invest a lot of money, time and pain to get rid of it. I have two little girls now (they’re 8 & 9), and we’ve talked about this many times. The thing is…I still think that tattoos are incredibly cool, but, as I tell my girls, you can get temporary ones now that are stunning, inexpensive, very realistic and you can change designs on a whim. THAT’S the way to go in my book!

Jenn on

This just sounds like a forum for everyone to brag about their own tattoos and how smart they are. I think she is a great actress. Didn’t anyone see her in last year’s oscar nominee Fool for You? She is the best

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