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Kelly Osbourne Is Removing Her Tattoos

Kelly Osbourne to Part With Some Tattoo Art

I've always loved Kelly Osbourne's quirky beauty sensibility and whimsical tattoos, but Kelly herself isn't as big a fan of her body art. This month in her column for Closer Magazine, Kelly revealed that she's planning on lasering away several of her tattoos, including the keyboard on her arm and the heart and bones on her wrist.

She's not removing all of her ink (15 tats in total), because some pieces "still have a special meaning, like the matching ones my brother Jack and I have of each other's names," she says. It really sounds like Kelly's making the right decision for herself, but not everyone gets (or removes) their body modifications for the same reasons. Would you or have you ever removed a piece of body art? And if you have, what spurred you to do it?

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amandachalynn amandachalynn 6 years
I'm getting it covered with a wisdom tree. I've learned a lot of tough lessons and I'm grateful that I've learned them at the young age of 26, but there is always more to learn. A wisdom tree is a constant reminder that wisdom takes time to fully grow and mature, and I need that reminder!
tigerlyllie21 tigerlyllie21 6 years
Advah - I got my nose pierced a few years ago while living abroad. When I moved home a few months later, my mother was less than thrilled about it so I took it out. It closed up very quickly (after a day I could no longer get the stud in) and left absolutely no scar. I had the piercing for about 3 months. You'll never notice it.
beautiful-disaster beautiful-disaster 6 years
missy, if you dont like the way the tattoo looks you could go see another tattoo artist. what they can do sometimes is go over it and make it look les dark/better.
hazelberry hazelberry 6 years
A lot of people even adults get tattoos for the wrong reason. When you see people get tattooed all over their body (at least for me) means that it wasn't thought out in the spur of the moment, but it was rather planned as a way of expressing themselves. But, when a tattoo doesn't have a meaning, or reason...well, then it's just dumb.
Advah Advah 6 years
Miriam (I'm liking those personalised profiles!) - thanks for the kind words :) Not doing exactly well actually, but I'm trying to use that in a positive(ish) way. (ie Already hated my job and can't handle it right now? Maybe it's time to make a move and get something while I'm still feeling like that) Glad to hear things went back to normal post-piercing though, I'm scared I'll have a big mark left on my nose. Don't want no interference with my freckles hah. Why did you decide to get a piercing if I can ask?
Studio16 Studio16 6 years
1. Miriam Lacey, is that you in your profile picture? If yes, you look very much like January Jones. I'm jealous! 2. I think body art/modification in general is a personal decision. I personally wouldn't ever get a tattoo because they don't age very well. My grandfather has a few and while they looked pretty swell when he was in his 20s, they're not looking so great now. Also, I'll be honest, I think they look trashy. I mean, a small tattoo on your hip or ankle isn't the end of the world, but when you've got them EVERYWHERE and all up and down your arms/legs/whatever, it looks trampy.
This is going to be a huge trend among people in my generation. I have one tattoo & even though it's super small and super meaningful.. I still kinda want to remove it. Alot of my girlfriends are the same way.
missy1632 missy1632 6 years
Hey Amandachalynn, what is the cover up? I have a diamond (& some script) on my inner wrist that I kind of want removed. I like the design and everything, but the tattoo artist did it really thick, so it's too dark. I know I should have spoken up at the time, but the outline drawn on me wasn't as thick but he kept going over the lines and they came out really dark and thick. Grr! I would like laser, but I think it would take A LOT of treatments as the tatt is so dark. Guess I'm stuck with it... I am hoping, wishng and praying that it fades. A lot. hehe
amandachalynn amandachalynn 6 years
I have a butterfly on my right shoulder blade I would like to have removed. I got it when I was 18, and I no longer find it cool, just cliche. Laser is very painful and expensive, so I'm getting a cover up next year instead. Now that I'm older I have some things that really mean a lot to me. At 18 you're really too young to know how life is going to be. I was in a band and thought I would be a rock star. I'm now a stay at home mom!
Miriam-Lacey Miriam-Lacey 6 years
Sorry to hear about the breakup, Advah. You doing ok otherwise? I've never had my ears pierced either, but a few years back got my bellybutton done on a dare and didn't like it at all. Everything grew back just fine, though, and I'm sure yours will, too.
Advah Advah 6 years
Not exactly the same thing but I'd include it in body art - I got my nose pierced very recently following a very bad breakup. Never got my ears or anything else pierced because, well, I don't like piercings :/ and the nose piercing isn't going very well. SO glad I'm not into tattoos and didn't get one instead! Much easier to get rid of a piercing after a few days..
catherinedevlin catherinedevlin 6 years
Wealthy stars can easily afford to laser away tattoos they get tired of. Common people can't. Beware trendsetters who lead you down one-way streets.
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