Megan Fox once had a large portrait of Marilyn Monroe on her right forearm, but then had a change of heart and removed it. Marilyn struggled with depression throughout her life and died at only 36 years old. As Megan grew older, she no longer wanted to have a tattoo with such negative implications.
“I got it when I was 18,” she told Access Hollywood. “I just feel like her life was surrounded and shrouded in so much mystery and tragedy. She was troubled, and there’s negativity with her life and with her death. And I just feel like there are better things to have inked on your body than someone who struggled so much. So in getting older, I just decided that it was something that I wanted to get rid of.”
She began the process of laser tattoo removal in 2011. The removal is far more painful than getting the tattoo. “It hurts really bad. It’s really painful. Getting them is not that bad, obviously, because I have so many,” she told Jay Leno. “It’s traumatic and it’s incredibly painful. They can’t numb it enough to make the pain go away.”