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Celebrity Couples With Tattoos

Commemorating Their Failed Relationships

Documented By Molly Kalafut

Latest Updates:

March, 2009: Added Denise Richards/Charlie Sheen, added Adam Ant, moved Pink/Carey Hart and Wes Borland/Heather McMillan from "married" to "split" page

December, 2007: Scary Spice & Eddie Murphy debacle added

May, 2007: Britney Spears and Kevin Federline moved from "married" to "split" page.

May, 2007: Jenna Jameson added

May, 2007: Kari Wuhrer added

July, 2006:  Carmen Electra and Dave Navarro moved to the "split" page.

February, 2006:  Heather Locklear and Richie Sambora moved from "married" to "split" page.

Angelina Jolie & Timothy Hutton
Angelina Jolie & Billy Bob Thornton

"I have Billy Bob tattooed down there so any time I do a love scene, the name is really, really clear." -Angelina Jolie
Q. "Where does that leave you?" A. "With a lot of dermatology appointments!" -From an interview with Chris Heath of Rolling Stone after the breakup with Billy Bob Thornton

The Tattoo (#1): Acquired a tattoo of "H" for her then-boyfriend Timothy Hutton on the inside of her left wrist

The Relationship (#1): Broke up before an engagement or marriage.

Tattoo Status (#1): She now says the "H" refers to her brother James Haven

You'd think she would have learned from that one. But no...

The Tattoo (#2): She and then-husband #1 Jonny Lee Miller got matching Japanese character tattoos. 

The Relationship (#2): They married in 1996 and got divorced in 1999.

Tattoo Status (#2): She later covered the tattoo with a Tennessee Williams quote.

Okay, did she learn? No...

The Tattoo (#3): Jolie got then-husband's Billy Bob Thornton's name "Billy Bob" in a "private" place and one across her upper arm. He got her first name "Angelina" tattooed on his bicep.

The Relationship (#3): His 4th marriage and her 2nd marriage ended after 3 years.

Tattoo Status (#3): Billy Bob Thornton reportedly covered it up with a angel and the word "Peace". She was rumored to be removing "several" tattoos in 2002 & 2003 (Photo) and later replaced the shoulder "Billy Bob" tattoo with the birthplace names of her children.

Pamela Anderson & Tommy Lee

Model & Actress


The Tattoo: Pamela Anderson and Tommy Lee married 4 days after they started dating, and when they returned to Los Angeles they exchanged tattoos instead of wedding bands. Pamela Anderson tattooed "Tommy" onto her ring finger. Tommy Lee tattooed "Pamela" onto his penis.

The Relationship: Divorced; Pamela later announced she contracted Hepatitis C from sharing a tattoo needle with Tommy Lee

Tattoo Status: Shortly after Pamela Anderson filed assault charges and divorced Tommy Lee, she modified the tattooed name "Tommy" to read "Mommy".

Reportedly, Pamela Anderson also insisted Tommy Lee remove his tattoo of "Heather" (referring to his ex-wife Heather Locklear) and so he changed it to "eather".

Johnny Depp & Winona Ryder

Actor & Actress


"I love Winona. I'm going to love her forever. Putting her on my arm solidified it. Tattoos are extremely permanent." -Johnny Depp
"I kept thinking it was going to wash off or something. I couldn't believe it was real...I mean, it's such a big thing, because it's so permanent." -Winona Ryder, in Rolling Stone January 1991

The Tattoo: Johnny Depp got a tattoo of then-fiancée Winona Ryder's first name "Winona forever" tattooed on his right shoulder. (Photos)

The Relationship: Ended Before Going To The Altar

Tattoo Status: In an oh-so-touching gesture, removed the "na" to say "Wino forever".

Johnny Depp also got a tattoo of his mother's name, "Betty Sue" in May 1988, a tattoo of his son's name "Jack" and a tattoo of his daughter's name "Lily-Rose". In an interview in Rolling Stone 1991 he described his plans after death to have his tattoos pickled as keepsakes for his children.

Eddie Murphy & Scary Spice

Actor & Singer

"After three days, we both got tattoos. I had his name in his handwriting on me, and he had my name in my handwriting on him." -Scary Spice, OK! Magazine
"You don't tattoo somebody's name on your body if it's brief and unimportant, let's put it that way." Romance fades, tats are forever!" -Scary Spice, Larry King Live

The Tattoo: Three days into their relationship, Scary Spice got a tattoo of Eddie Murphy's name on her hip, and reportedly he got a tattoo of her name as well.

The Relationship: Five months into the relationship / after the tattoos, Eddie Murphy announced on tv his split from Scary Spice and publicly questioned whether the child was his. She gave birth to the couple's daughter, Angel Iris Murphy Brown, on April 3 2007, with DNA testing confirming his paternity. She then married Stephen Belafonte two months later, in July 2007.

Tattoo Status: In August 2007, she told People Magazine she was in the process of getting his name tattoo removed and only had two laser treatments left.

Paris Hilton & Nick Carter

"Heiress" & Back Street Boy


"Our relationship was based on distrust. She didn't trust me. I didn't trust her." -Nick Carter, on his relationship with Paris Hilton

"They [tattoos] look cool on some people, but I don't want any.  Plus, I'd get sick of them. (They're) so cheesy, so unoriginal. Every girl I know has one, even my sister." -Paris Hilton, on tattoos, apparently before she got her own tattoos.

The Tattoo: Nick Carter had then-girlfriend's name "Paris" tattooed on inside of wrist. (Photo) and she had his name tattooed on her right butt cheek (Photo)

The Relationship: Ended their whopping 7-month relationship...3 weeks after the tattoos.  According to reports, Paris Hilton decided to end it while at a photo shoot having her makeup done, and after confirming the decision with her psychic.

Tattoo Status: He removed the tattoo then covered over with a skull and the phrase "Old Habits Die Hard". She had hers laser-removed.

Reportedly, in March 2005 Paris Hilton demanded her boyfriend of two months, Paris Latsis, to remove the tattoo "Z" on his wrist commemorating his previous 2-year dating relationship with Zeta Graff.  Paris Hilton and Paris Latsis later became in engaged in May 2005, only to break up four months later in September 2005.

Britney Spears & Kevin Federline

Singer & Backup Singer

"I have pink dice on my left wrist. It's something me and my husband we did together. He has blue dice, I have pink dice." -Britney Spears, January 2005

The Tattoo: Britney Spears has a pink dice tattoo in tribute to 2nd husband Kevin Federline, who has blue dice tattooed on his body.

The Relationship: Married 09/18/2004...but I don't think anybody is holding their breath on this one. [Update: the pair split 03/29/2007]

Charlie Sheen & Denise Richards

Actor & Actress


The Tattoo: Denise Richards had her husband's name "Charlie" tattooed on her ankle and he had "Denise" tattooed on his wrist.

The Relationship: Married on 06/15/2002, she filed for divorce less than three years later while 6-months pregnant with their second daughter.

Tattoo Status: He removed the tattoo from his wrist two days after she filed for divorce in 2006. She had the "Charlie" tattoo turned into a fairy in 2008 and filmed it on her reality tv show.

Carmen Electra & David Navarro

Actress & Musician

The Tattoo: Carmen Electra had her wedding date to 2nd husband David Navarro "Eleven XXII" tattooed on her left wrist, and he tattooed the numbers across his fingers.

The Relationship: Married on 11/22/2003, they announced their separation less than three years later on 07/17/2006.

Reportedly, Carmen Electra insisted Dave Navarro remove his marriage symbol tattoo commemorating his first marriage. The marriage symbols were tattooed on the scars from cutting their palms to exchange blood during their pagan wedding ceremony.

Lara Flynn Boyle & Jay Penske

Actress & Automotive Heir

The Tattoo: Tattoo of a small bird because then-boyfriend Jay Penske's nickname was "Jay bird"

The Relationship: He broke up with her 2 months after the tattoo

Heather Locklear & Richie Sambora

Actress & Songwriter

The Tattoo: Heather Locklear has her 2nd husband's name tattooed on her groin.

The Relationship: They stayed married from December 1994 until May 2006.  She probably should have known better, too - her first husband Tommy Lee had a tattoo of her name on his stomach that he later had to alter after their divorce.

Colin Farrell & Amelia Warner

Actor & ??

"Yeah. I'd sooner skip laser treatment and all that and just keep it. It's part of me past. But, you know, if I fall in love and it's a problem for someone, or I ever do get married again--God forbid--I'll have a look at getting rid of it." -Colin Farrell in an interview with Joel Schumaker

The Tattoo: Colin Farrell and his first wife Amelia Warner exchanged tattoos on their ring fingers. Colin Farrell's is her nickname "Millie".

The Relationship: Divorced after a whole 4 months

Tom Arnold & Roseanne Barr

Actor & Actress

The Tattoo: Tom Arnold had a rather disturbing smiling face of his then-wife Roseanne tattooed on his chest, her nickname "Rosey" on his butt-cheek and two other Roseanne-related tattoos. (Photo) Roseanne had "Property of Tom Arnold" tattooed on her upper thigh. (Photos)

The Relationship: Divorced

Tattoo Status: Tom Arnold had all four tattoos removed with laser surgery. Roseanne's tattoo is reportedly covered by another tattoo.

Pink & Carey Hart

Singer & Motocross Racer

The Tattoo:  Carey Hart has his wife's name "PINK" tattooed on his stomach.

The Relationship: The pair were married 01/07/2006 and announced their split after only two years.

Jenna Jameson & Jay Grdina/Sterling

Porn Star / Former Porn Studio Owner

The Tattoo: She had her second husband's name, "Jay", tattooed on her wedding ring finger.

The Relationship: Filed for Divorce after 3 1/2 years

Halle Berry & David Justice

Actress & Baseball Player

The Tattoo: Halle Berry tattooed her first husband David Justice's name on her butt.

The Relationship: Divorced

Tattoo Status: Halle Berry covered up the tattoo with either a sunflower or a blue circle.

Geena Davis & Renny Harlin

Actress & ??

The Tattoo: Geena Davis tattooed her first husband Renny Harlin's first name on her ankle.

The Relationship: Divorced

Tattoo Status: Covered up the name with a "Dennys" logo (Photo)

Portia De Rossi & Francesca Gregorini

Actress & ??

"I'm not saying it's anything I regret doing, because I don't, but it just doesn't make any sense now." -Portia De Rossi (about the tattoo removal)

The Tattoo: Then-girlfriend Francesca Gregorini's initials "FG" on wedding ring finger

The Relationship: Split up after a 3 year relationship.

Tattoo Status: Announced plans to remove it in 2005

Kerry Katona & Brian McFadden

Actress & Actor

The Tattoo: She got a picture of Winnie the Pooh with her then-husband Bryan's name on her butt (Photo)

The Relationship: The two married in 2002 and divorced a mere two years later in 2004.

Jude Law & Sadie

Actor & Actress

The Tattoo: Referring to his then-wife Sadie, "You came along to turn on everything, Sexy Sadie" across arm (Photo)

The Relationship: The two were married in 1997 and divorced in 2003.

Tattoo Status: Reported to be removing it in September 2003.

David Silveria & Shannon Bellino

Korn Drummer & ??

The Tattoo: David Silveria got a tattoo on his back of his then-wife Shannon's name. (Photos)

The Relationship: The two married in 1997 and divorced in 2002.

Drew Barrymore & Jamie Walters

Actress & ??

The Tattoo: Drew Barrymore got a tattoo of her then-fiancé Jamie Walters on her lower back.

The Relationship: Ended after 6 months

Tattoo Status: The colors on her tattoo bled together until it became unreadable. Now it is covered by an angel holding a cross.

Alyssa Milano & Scott Wolf

Actress & Actor

The Tattoo: Alyssa Milano got a tattoo of a crucifix with her then-fiancé Scott Wolf's initials (SRW).

The Relationship: Separated

Tattoo Status: Reportedly she tells people the SRW stands for "Some Rad Woman".

Michael Vartan & Shannon Gleason

Actor & ??

The Tattoo:  Michael Vartan got a tattoo of Shannon Gleason's initials on his shoulder.

The Relationship: The pair were engaged from 1988-1998 (a long relationship by Hollywood standards), but broke up before marrying.

Wes Borland & Heather McMillan

Limp Bizkit Guitarist & ??

The Tattoo: Wife's first name "Heather" tattooed on lower back

The Relationship: Married 04/1998 but later divorced.

Adam Ant & Lorraine Gibson

Singer & ??

The Tattoo: He tattooed his wife's name Lorraine on his right shoulder.

The Relationship: Married on 06/27/1997 but later divorced.

Kari Wuhrer & Daniel Salin

Former MTV VJ & ??

The Tattoo: Kari Wuhrer had her husband's name tattooed on her ankle

The Relationship: Divorced after 4 years

Tattoo Status: Reportedly she had both her ex-husband's name tattoo removed, as well as a peacock feather on her shoulder.


Copyright 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 and beyond! By Molly Kalafut