Here at the old tattoo viewing shop, we try not to be too hard on people in regards to their choices of ink. After all, we’ve all made “mistakes” and gotten things that at one point represented how we felt about the world but soon became symbols of our mislead youth and/or early thirties. Actually, if we’re being completely honest about the whole thing, it’s hard for us to really ever consider any ink gotten while sober to be a mistake; whether it had particular meaning or was just the end result of losing a bet, all body art should at least serve as a time capsule of the life we were leading when we got it and shouldn’t really be looked down upon. However, when you’re a millionare and you pay someone good money to ink something on you and they spell it wrong…that’s a whole other story. Case in point, former “Heroes” actress Hayden Panettiere, who is currently in the process of getting her side tattoo removed.
A few years back, the pint sized starlet wanted to get “live without regrets” put on her body in Italian, and she did…except for the fact that the artist misspelled the last word (he/she wrote “rimpiati” and “rimipiati”). So now after years of regretting not paying attention to the etching of her tattoo that tells her not to regret things, she’s going under the laser to have that sucker burned off. The process is said to be very painful and is usually only done by people who are trying to get rid of gang tats and the names of their exes, so it must really bother the little lady that her ribs need a spell check. So as she gets her mistaken ink removed, she seems to not be taking much time to rest and recoup, because she’s out and about frolicking in the waves and enjoying herself. She must be pretty excited about having her ink taken off. We don’t know if she’s going to get it redone or not, but we think that she should, if just to prove that she doesn’t regret it. We’ll keep you posted, and if she has it done over, we’ll have the pictures!