Iggy Azalea has gone through a lot of trouble to remove her ex A$AP Rocky’s name from her left pinkie finger. She initially tattooed an “X” through it because her hectic touring schedule didn’t give her enough time for laser removal. She finally had a lull in her career in 2015 which gave her time for frequent laser sessions. Her engagement to NBA player Nick Young also gave her a sense of urgency. “I don’t want to wear a wedding ring with tattoos about my ex under it. It’s being lasered and has been for months,” she tweeted.
Her A$AP tribute spanned three fingers, with the words “Live” “Love” and “A$AP” each on their own. Iggy had all three lasered, but the removal was trickiest on her pinkie. She tattooed a black box over the whole name which may have helped give an even result but it also made it more difficult. Its location on the outside of her hand also meant that this tattoo wasn’t subject to the same amount of friction as the ones between her fingers. She manged to get her middle and ring fingers light enough for a new “Digital Distortion” tattoo but continued with laser sessions on her pinkie. In 2016 she told Music Choice:
I’ve actually just spent the last eight months going through a very painful laser tattoo removal process….Be very careful with what you get. And do not get your ex-boyfriend’s name or you might end up with a really long and really expensive painful trip to the dermatologist.
By 2017 she was finally able to cover the spot with a new tattoo that’s the same size as the previous one. It appears to be a number “7” for her June 7th birthday.