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13+ People Who Got Super Creative While Covering Up Tattoos Of Their Exes

Breakups can be tough, especially when your lives have become so deeply intertwined that, even once they're gone, you're still left with things that remind you of them.

You can throw out clothes, gifts, and most other things that make you think of your ex. That's easy enough. But what about those things that are not so easy to get rid of? Like, for instance, tattoos?

Maybe in the moment, a tattoo of your ex felt like a good idea. But now that they're gone, you're left with a permanent reminder of someone you really have no interest in ever remembering. The most you can really do is cover them up, and these people figured out the best ways to cover their reminders of love lost.

1. Simple, yet effective.

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Bold tattoo choice but it definitely gets the point across, in screaming red ink, no less.

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2. I see your true colors shining through.

Reddit | SomeJagaloon

The artistry on this one is definitely notable. And I think it's safe to say this is one relationship that didn't end on good terms.

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3. Free advertising.

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Clearly this guy doesn't love Lauren anymore, but his love for Ralph Lauren will live on forever and ever. Until, of course, he decides he doesn't love them anymore, either.

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4. Mistakes happen.

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I just hope that Hollie is the real deal, and also that she doesn't mind the massive difference between Megan's commemorative tattoo and her own. Bit of a size discrepancy here.

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5. Cover-up of a cover-up.

Reddit | Dean2738

I don't think this was the absolute best way for this person to give their "Summer" tattoo a makeover. But maybe there's only so much you can do with inking of a giant pair of scissors.

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6. Halloween came early.

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This is another one of those tattoos where it's safe to assume these two didn't have an amicable break up. But at least this person got a wicked cool tattoo out of it.

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7. Backwards fairy tale.

Reddit | mytat2

In this person's cover-up, they decided to make a statement, mainly that once upon a time, a man named Gene once thought to be a prince turned out to be a frog.

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8. Blackout.

Reddit | pmmeyourd1ckbro

We've seen some cover-ups where you can still sort of see the ex in the new tattoo. Clearly this woman had zero intention on ever looking at the face of this man again.

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9. One day he'll get it right.

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You know what they say, "If at first you don't succeed, try, try again." At least this guy hasn't given up on love?

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10. Upgrade.

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After their breakup, this person traded in his "Melissa" tattoo to commemorate who I'm sure he now considers to be a significantly better one, musician Melissa Etheridge.

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11. Dark Knight to the rescue.

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I'd definitely call this one a cover-up for the better, because look at how cool this new Batman tattoo is! Who needs "Jessi" when you can have this beautiful art on your arm?

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12. Where is the lie?

Reddit | Sm0keyMCP0T

With just a single line and a simple phrase, this person summed up relationships in the bluntest, most honest way possible.

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13. Not exactly sure if this accomplished what they wanted it to.

Reddit | di.rt

The scribbling may have been enough, but this person went the extra mile and added that second part just so the message was perfectly clear, I guess.

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14. Glow-up.

Reddit | Kami_No_Tanjou

This breakup was a total blessing because just look at that awful tattoo. Honestly, this person is much better off with that cover-up because yikes.

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15. Good enough, right?

Reddit | sucklytattoos

This is reminiscent of Johnny Depp's famous "Winona Forever" to "Wino Forever" tattoo cover-up. Sometimes you just gotta work with what you got.

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16. Marge and in charge.

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This is the best of the bunch. Just look at that seamlessly matching font, and we obviously can't ignore the sultry Simpsons character now permanently inked onto this man's body. Iconic.

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