Stars who’ve tweaked their ink after a break-up including Johnny Depp’s ‘Wino forever’

As if break-ups aren’t hard enough to deal with, some stars also have to manage how to cover up, or even remove, a tribute to their ex on their bodies. 

In the blissfully sweet honeymoon phase, some celebs make the decision to brand themselves with their significant others name or initials – but, unfortunately, some A-list relationships don’t last forever.

Sylvester Stallone, 76, recently covered up a giant tattoo of his wife Jennifer Flavin on his right bicep –alluding to the fact that their relationship might all be over.

The Rocky star covered the tat of Flavin’s face with a picture of Butkus, Rocky’s bull mastiff from the hit movies. 

But Stallone’s publicist insisted there are no problems between the A-List pair and insisted it was all a misunderstanding over a botched refresh of his wife’s portrait on his arm. 

He would be far from the first famous face to regret getting a tattoo in tribute to an ex partner.

Others include Johnny Depp, who tweaked a tattoo for his ex-girlfriend Winona Ryder, and Pete Davidson, who was forced to alter a pair of bunny ears he got for his ex Ariana Grande after their split.

Here, FEMAIL reveals the stars who transformed their tattoo tributes after a heartbreaking split… 

It looks like there is trouble in paradise for Sylvester Stallone and Jennifer Flavin, his wife of 25 years (pictured together in March 2022) 

Sylvester Stallone’s giant tattoo of Jennifer’s face on his right bicep (left) has been recently covered with Rocky’s bull mastiff (right)

It looks like there is trouble in paradise for Sylvester Stallone and Jennifer Flavin, his wife of 25 years.

The Rocky star has just had a giant tattoo of Jennifer on his right bicep covered – with a picture of Butkus, Rocky’s bull mastiff from the hit movies.

However Stallone’s publicist insisted there are no problems between the A-List pair and it’s all a misunderstanding over a botched refresh of his wife’s portrait on his arm.  

‘Mr. Stallone intended to refresh the tattoo image of his wife Jennifer however the results were unsatisfactory and, unfortunately, unfixable,’ she said.

‘As a result, he had to cover the original image with a tattoo of his dog from Rocky, Butkus.

‘Mr. Stallone loves his family. The Stallones are presently filming a reality show together which will debut on Paramount+,’ Bega added.

Pete Davidson covered up the bunny ears tattoo he reputedly got as a tribute to his then fiancee Ariana Grande (pictured together in August 2018)  

After their high profile 2018 break up the comedian got a solid heart tattooed below his left ear in the place where the old bunny tattoo used to be (left, the bunny ears, and right, the heart tattoo)  

Following the break up, Pete went on to date a number of high-profile women, most recently Kim Kardashian (pictured together) 

Pete Davidson covered up the bunny ears tattoo he reputedly got as a tribute to his then fiancee Ariana Grande.

After their high profile 2018 break up the comedian got a solid heart tattooed below his left ear in the place where the old bunny tattoo used to be.

Pete, who is famous for being in the cast of Saturday Night Live, got the original bunny ears tattoo while he dated the singer.   

Ariana famously wears a pair of bunny ears on the cover of her album Dangerous Woman, which she released in 2016.

While together, the couple went on a tattoo spree of sorts during their nearly six month relationship that began in May and ended in October.

In addition to matching H2GKMO tattoos the pair also got matching heart tattoos on their fingers and both have Pete’s father’s FDNY badge number 418 on their skin, which Ariana has also since removed. 

In 2008, Heidi Klum got her then-husband Seal’s name tattooed on her right forearm to celebrate their fourth wedding anniversary  (pictured together in 2010) 

The abstract design, which spells out singer’s name along her right inner arm, was a commemoration of the then couple’s vows (left). However after divorcing in 2012, the supermodel removed the declaration of love (right)  

The supermodel has since moved on and married husband Tom Kaulitz in a private ceremony in February 2019 

In 2008, Heidi Klum got her then-husband Seal’s name tattooed on her right forearm to celebrate their fourth wedding anniversary.   

The abstract design, which spells out singer’s name along her right inner arm, was a commemoration of the then couple’s vows.  

Heidi got the tattoo after renewing her vows to the ‘Kiss From A Rose’ singer, who also had a tattoo of her name inked onto his skin. 

Since divorcing in 2012, the supermodel removed the declaration of love to start the healing process. 

When Heidi got the tattoo, she explained: ‘it’s my husband’s name and our three children – their initials, in the [three] stars.’ 

She said: ‘It was our fourth wedding, and we wanted to have our names tattooed together.

‘So it’s my husband’s name and our three children – their initials, in the [three] stars.’

Kaley Cuoco covered her old wedding date tattoo with large new butterfly design following her marriage split from Ryan Sweeting (pictured together in 2015) 

The Big Bang Theory star branded her original ink a ‘mistake’ while sharing pictures of the new artwork on Instagram in 2015 (left, before, and right, her new tattoo)  

The actress, believed to be worth approximately $45 million, filed for divorce from the tennis player in September 2014 citing ‘irreconcilable differences’ (pictured in January 2022) 

Kaley Cuoco covered her old wedding date tattoo with large new butterfly design following her marriage split from Ryan Sweeting.

The Big Bang Theory star branded her original ink a ‘mistake’ while sharing pictures of the new artwork on Instagram in 2015.

She had three rows of large Roman numerals etched between her shoulder blades to mark her New Years Eve nuptials in 2013.

But now she admitted it was a bad choice and thanked her tattoo artist for ‘helping me right my wrongs’.

She wrote: ‘Note to self – do not mark your body with any future wedding dates. #under30mistakes #donttakeyourselftooseriouslykids’

She admitted that the new design didn’t hold any particular significance.

She said: ‘The deep, meaningful, larger than life meaning behind this beautiful piece of ink, is….. It covered the last one.’

The actress, believed to be worth approximately $45 million, filed for divorce from the tennis player in September 2014 citing ‘irreconcilable differences’. 

Angelina Jolie first met Billy Bob Thornton while working as co-stars in the 1999 film Pushing Tin and the couple went on to marry in 2000 

At the time, she had his name, Billy Bob, etched across her arm in bold font (left). However she later went on to have the tattoo removed and replaced with geographical map coordinates (right) 

Billy and Angelina have remained in touch, with the actor previously revealing he gets to chat with her every so often (pictured, Angelina in October 2021) 

Angelina Jolie first met Billy Bob Thornton while working as co-stars in the 1999 film Pushing Tin.

The couple went on to marry in 2000, where both wore vials of each other’s blood around their necks, but they divorced just two years later. 

At the time, she had his name, Billy Bob, etched across her arm in bold font.

However she later went on to have the tattoo removed and replaced with geographical map coordinates accurately detailing the countries of birth of each member of her “rainbow family”.

Each line represents the very international map coordinates detailing where their four children, three of which were adopted, were born.

From the top down, and from left to right, is the longitudinal and latitudinal location of Cambodia, where the Oscar-winning actress’ eldest son, Maddox was born.

Next are the coordinates pertaining to Ethiopia, the country from which Miss Jolie plucked Zahara.

Third on the list is Namibia, where the Tomb Raider star gave birth to her ten-month-old biological daughter, Shiloh, whose name in Hebrew means “the peaceful one”.

Last but not least is a reference to Pax Thien, who is Vietnamese by origin.

Billy and Angelina have remained in touch, with the actor revealing he gets to chat with her every so often.

He still has two tattoos of her name, although one them has now been covered up by an angel.

‘See, it’s just resting there,’ he said. ‘You can still see the name.’  

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Denise Richards had a simple tribute to her then-husband Charlie Sheen in 2002 by getting his first name tattooed on her ankle (pictured together) 

They split in 2005 and Sheen, quickly had a ‘Denise’ tattoo lasered off so Denise followed suit- turning her tattoo into a fairy (pictured left, the tribute, and right, her fairy tattoo)  

Earlier this year, Denise expressed that she was ‘in a good place’ with Charlie and they are on amicable terms 

Denise Richards had a simple tribute to her then-husband Charlie Sheen in 2002 by getting his first name tattooed on her ankle. 

Richards and Sheen initially met while working on the 2000 comedy film Good Advice, in which they both starred.

The couple began dating the following year, and they went on to make their union official in 2002.

She revealed in her autobiography that he initially surprised her with a tattoo of her name while they were engaged. 

The former pair waited two years before bringing Sami into their lives, and they welcomed Lola in 2005.

They split that same year and Sheen, quickly had a ‘Denise’ tattoo lasered off so Denise followed suit- turning her tattoo into a fairy.

Earlier this year, Denise expressed that she was ‘in a good place’ with Charlie.

The 51-year-old actress told US weekly that, although she and her past spouse, 56, had their differences, they were still on amicable terms.

Richards later started dating Aaron Phypers in 2017, and the pair held a wedding ceremony the following year.

The happy couple announced that they had adopted a daughter named Eloise in 2019.

Jennifer Lopez may have just tied the knot to Hollywood A-lister Ben Affleck, but before she reunited with the Batman star, she was married to another celeb – Marc Anthony 

They divorced in 2014, and the singer quickly covered up his huge tattoo of Jennifer’s name on his wrist with a collection of ink (left, and right, after)  

Much like his ex-wife Jennifer has moved on from their marriage, Marc has also found love for a second time with fiancée Nadia Ferreira, 23,

Jennifer Lopez may have just tied the knot to Hollywood A-lister Ben Affleck, but before she reunited with the Batman star, she was married to another celeb.

The singer married Marc Anthony in 2004, having two children together, twins Max and Emme, before they  parted ways.

They divorced in 2014, and the singer quickly covered up his huge tattoo of Jennifer’s name on his wrist with a collection of ink.  

Eva Longoria endured painful laser sessions to remove the ‘Nine’ tattoo that once sat in pride of place on the back of her beautiful neck in tribute to her then husband, Tony Parker (pictured together in 2007) 

The inking was a reference to the French born Spurs player’s basketball jersey, and the Desperate Housewives favourite wore it with pride after her romantic 2007 wedding (left). However, she went on to have the piece removed (right)  

The former Desperate Housewives star, who is now married to Mexican entrepreneur José Bastón, appears nonplussed by her tattoo removal and has spent the summer vacationing on a yacht 

Eva Longoria endured painful laser sessions to remove the ‘Nine’ tattoo that once sat in pride of place on the back of her beautiful neck in tribute to her then husband, Tony Parker.

The inking was a reference to the French born Spurs player’s basketball jersey, and the Desperate Housewives favourite wore it with pride after her romantic 2007 wedding.

All that changed in 2010, of course, when she found dozens of texts to another woman on her husband’s phone… that woman turned out to be Erin Barry, the former wife of Parker’s former teammate and someone the couple had socialised with frequently.

Her humiliation complete, Eva and Parker finalised their divorce in 2011 after counter-suing; she also revealed she suspected him of an earlier infidelity.

Eva, going the whole hog like a woman in love, also had the date of their uber-magical wedding inked onto her wrist, but given she could see that one… it was the first to go.  

Johnny Depp had a tattoo on his upper right arm that initially read ‘Winona Forever’ as a tribute to his then fiancée Winona Ryder in 1990

After the pair split in 1993, the Pirates of the Caribbean actor altered the tattoo to ‘Wino Forever’ (left, before, and right, after) 

The topic of the tattoo arose earlier this year during Johnny’s bombshell $100 million defamation trial against his ex Amber

Johnny Depp had a tattoo on his upper right arm that initially read ‘Winona Forever’ as a tribute to his then fiancée Winona Ryder in 1990.

But the pair split in 1993 and Depp altered the tattoo to ‘Wino Forever’.

The topic of the tattoo arose earlier this year during Johnny’s bombshell $100 million defamation trial against his ex Amber.

During the trial, an emotional Amber claimed the first time Johnny Depp hit her after she asked about the tattoo that referenced his ex.

Asked about the first time she was struck by Depp, Heard said: ‘I will never forget it. It changed my life.

‘I was sitting on the couch having a normal conversation. He was drinking. I think he was using cocaine because there was a jar – a jar – of cocaine on the table.

‘There’s music playing, smoking cigarettes and I ask him about the tattoo he has on his arm.’

Heard continued: ‘To me it looked like black marks, I didn’t know what it said.

‘I said what does it say. He said it says Wino and I thought he was joking and I laughed. He slapped me across the face and I laughed.

‘I laughed because I didn’t know what else to do. I thought this must be a joke. Because I didn’t know what was going on.’ 

Amber Rose got a huge tattoo of husband Wiz Khalifa on the back of her left upper arm (pictured together in 2017) 

However Amber, who was married to Wiz, real name Cameron Jibril Thomaz, for just over a year, (left) later went on to have the tattoo covered up with a sketch of the rocker Slash (right) 

The model, who sports a distinctive shaved head look, now has two full sleeves of tattoos across both of her arms 

Amber Rose removed a tattoo of ex-husband Wiz Khalifa from her arm…a little over a year after their divorce became final. 

The star previously had an inking of the rapper’s face on the back of her left upper arm. 

Amber and Wiz, real name Cameron Jibril Thomaz, were married for just over a year and share a son together, Sebastian, four.

The model has a long history of getting tattoos associated with her love life.

But she changed the tattoo so it now resembles Guns N’ Roses rocker Slash, complete with dark glasses.

Previously, she covered up Wiz with roses.  

 

Paris Hilton’s ex-fiancé Chris Zylka covered up his permanent tribute to her nine months after she ended their 10-month engagement

When the Death and Life of John F. Donovan star first got the tattoo in 2017, the 38-year-old hotel heiress-turned-DJ gushed that it showed ‘real love and dedication (left). However he later had it covered up with a huge gorilla tattoo (right)  

Paris Hilton’s ex-fiancé Chris Zylka covered up his permanent tribute to her nine months after she ended their 10-month engagement.

Chronic Ink Tattoo Shop artist Winson Tsai tattooed a silverback gorilla on the 34-year-old actor’s left forearm where ‘Paris’ in Disney font used to be, along with two other tatts.

‘Chris felt [the gorilla] a nice, peaceful animal, and his favorite one as well,’ a source told TMZ.

‘The work took about six hours to complete and this type of ink typically costs around $1,300.’

When the Death and Life of John F. Donovan star first got the tattoo in 2017, the 38-year-old hotel heiress-turned-DJ gushed that it showed ‘real love and dedication.’

‘Now this is what I call real love & dedication!’ Paris – who boasts 35.5M followers – wrote at the time.

‘I love you so much baby! Thank you for showing me that true love really does exist! #Goals #BrandedbyPH #Mine.’

Jacky

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