Celebrity tattoos are increasingly popular, but that doesn't mean stars don't sometimes change their minds. The latest example of tattoo regret is Amanda Bynes. As the actress attempts to get her life back on track, it seems that she felt getting rid of her ink was an important part of that process.
According to The Daily Mail, Bynes has been gradually eliminating a large design that resembles angel wings on the underside of her forearm. The suddenly faded pigment on the tatt was a tip off to media outlets. Recently, while she was spotted strolling around her hometown, Thousand Oaks, Calif., the angel wings had clearly faded a significant amount. In fact, the body art was barely visible. A neighborhood witness told the news source that it appeared as if the former child star had been undergoing laser tattoo removal.
The timing of her de-inking makes a lot of sense. After all, Bynes is trying to get a fresh start from her troubled past, and apparently, clearing up her body is just a part of clearing her mind. According to TMZ, she's been power walking around her neighborhood and going to the gym a lot to get in shape. She also spent a week at the Miracles Utah Fitness Retreat earlier in January participating in an intense program that focused on nutrition and fitness. She's even taking classes at the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising in Orange County, Calif., to pursue her passions. Meanwhile, she's been living close to her parents while she works on starting over.
The angel wings design isn't her only tatt. Bynes also has a diamond on her wrist and a red and black Hebrew arm inking that translates roughly to "We all have the same 24 hours in the day." It's not clear how long it will take for her angel wing tattoo to be completely diminished, but hopefully the procedure will help her move forward.
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* Source: Harris Interactive, 2012