TATTOOS may be permanent, but unfortunately not all relationships are – so these scorned exes had to get creative after etching their former flames on their skin.
Break-ups are tough enough as it is without a giant inking of your missus on your shoulder blade.
These people came up with some very inventive ways of covering up their tattoos – from the hilarious to the petty and downright brutal.
Some blokes were less than subtle after turning portraits of their wives and girlfriends into demons, zombies and even the mythical monster Medusa.
While others showed a bit more good humour – with Marge Simpson, Batman and even a fashion brand logo used as cover-ups.
And some just couldn’t be bothered at all so simply scribbled out their ex’s name and replaced it with their latest squeeze.
We guess some fellas never learn…
Check out the gallery below for our round-up of the best tattoo fixes.
Cleverly changing your ex’s name to a city is a great way to remember your latest holiday[/caption]
He nose best
Stick it to your ex where it hurts… by chopping off her nose[/caption]
If your ex is called Lauren and you love Polo – you know what to do[/caption]
A Batman tatt was an ingenious way to cover up this huge name[/caption]
Can’t see the word for the trees
This bloke went a little bit more arty to cover up his ex[/caption]
Another humerous cover-up, this time using Simpsons character Marge[/caption]
Stick it to her
If covering it up is too hard, just get a stick man to paint over it[/caption]
‘Til Death do us part
Even we think turning your girlfriend into the Grim Reaper is pretty harsh…[/caption]
We hope the terrifying monster in this tatt isn’t a nod to Wendy[/caption]
Null and void
That’s certainly one way to make a mark[/caption]
When the name is that long you need a pretty big feather…[/caption]
Hol lot of trouble
Just cross out the last girl’s name and replace it with your new lady – simple[/caption]
This guy will move mountains to cover Chloe’s name[/caption]
Scribbling out the bad memories is one way of covering up a tattoo of your ex[/caption]
Mum’s the word
This Mummy’s boy came up with a convenient way of erasing his ex AND showing his love for his mum[/caption]
This woman went for a complete redesign[/caption]
This is a toadally good way to cover up an ex’s name[/caption]
Long list of regrets
Maybe this guy should have realised tatts were a bad idea after the first two names…[/caption]
Timmy’s no longer visible[/caption]
Stamp of approval
Letting your true feelings come out[/caption]
When the past meets the present
Comparing a former flame is one way to cover up a past mistake[/caption]
That’s a very different look – and not a very kind comparison[/caption]
Covering up a former flame
A lot of hours must have been spent on this cover-up[/caption]
This tatt is shining more brightly now… must be a metaphor there somewhere[/caption]
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Tough one to hide[/caption]