In the world of celebrity tattoos, there are a few designs that most would agree should probably be eliminated. However, it's ultimately up to the stars whether or not it's worth the effort to do so. Apparently, Pamela Anderson was fed up with a barbed wire inking around her left bicep – so much so that she has decided to undergo laser tattoo removal.
The former "Baywatch" actress initially went under the needle for this tatt in 1995, according to The Huffington Post. There's a reason she chose that specific design, too – the name of the movie she was starting to film then was called "Barbed Wire." Anderson explained at the time that the makeup team planned to paint a temporary wire tatt on her arm every single day. After wearing a sketch around for a day, she actually fell in love with it and ended up getting it permanently etched on her skin. She even called it "very feminine" considering the tough theme of the design, which was meant to lend authenticity to her leather-wearing bounty hunter on-screen character.
However, that doesn't mean the star is immune to tattoo regret. The truth is that just like normal folk, celebs do make mistakes in regard to body art. Anderson certainly has changed her mind about this design, and The Huffington Post reported that when she was out and about at the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas recently, the arm piece had nearly disappeared.
Why get rid of it now?
There's a reason she finally opted to go through the removal process. Daily Mail Online revealed that the bombshell seems to think the design will become less attractive as she ages.
"Pamela is seeing the effects of age and hard living on her body," a friend told the source. "Her skin is getting soft. She feels like her tattoos are going to become eyesores. She's not a kid anymore. She doesn't want blurry ink all over her wrinkled arms."
Additionally, the news outlet noted that the actress, now a mother of two, still enjoys baring some skin – and she may be more likely to wear her typical revealing attire if she doesn't have to worry about her body art.
Anderson is no stranger to having second thoughts about tattoos. E! Online pointed out that the star had her husband Tommy Lee's first name inked on her ring finger, but after they split, she had the etching morphed into "Mommy."
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