They say true love lasts forever.
While that statement may or may not be true, one thing is certain: tattoos stick around...long after the love is gone. Last week, Marco Perego was spotted with a large tattoo dedicated to his new wife, Zoe Saldana, proving that in Hollywood, there’s no more permanent way to say “Te Amo” than by inking it onto your body.
These 11 celebrities tatted themselves as a tribute to their esposo or their familia. Check it out:
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The diva had the phrase “I am my beloved’s and my beloved is mine” tattooed in Hebrew onto her lower back, along with the letters "JB." While many have speculated that the "JB" stands for her ex-husband, Jordan Bratman, Aguilera insists it actually says "12."
Mariah Carey is damn proud of her husband! The Latina singer had the words “Mrs. Cannon” incorporated into a butterfly tattoo on her lower back. Nick Cannon returned the favor, inking the name “Mariah” in large letters across his back.
The Latino crooner tattooed the name “Jennifer” onto his wrist as a tribute to his then-wife, Jennifer Lopez. After they split, he inked over the tattoo with a picture a Statue of Liberty. According to Anthony, the tattoo was a tribute to his then-girlfriend, Shannon de Lima, whom he called “my statue of peace.” Well...they’re no longer together either! Oh, Marc, when will you learn?
At one time, the Devious Maids producer boasted three tributes to ex-husband Tony Parker! She tattooed his jersey number onto the back of her neck, his initials onto an undisclosed location, and their wedding date on her wrist. It appears that Longoria has officially severed all ties to the San Antonio Spurs star -- she had all three tattoos removed!
Selena Gomez had the Roman numerals “LXXVI” tattooed on the back of her neck. Gomez reportedly got the ink as a tribute to her mamá, who was born in 1976!
The Mexican-American designer has a pair of ballerina slippers tattooed onto her lower hip. The tat is a tribute to the song “Ballerina Girl", which was written about her by her father Lionel Richie! Now, that’s a creative way to show some love for papá!
Kat Von D:
Tattoo artist Kat Von D always creates phenomenal pieces of art...but there's one she's not particularly proud of! The Mexican-Argentinian removed a childhood portrait of ex-boyfriend Jesse James after they split in 2011.
Penelope Cruz’s hermano fell hard for Latina beauty, Eva Longoria! Just days after their relationship was confirmed, Cruz was spotted with the name “Eva” tattooed onto his arm.
Adrienne Bailon has one big regret from her relationship with Rob Kardashian! “Everyone knows I have the ratchetest booty tattoo of an ex-boyfriend,” she said on an episode of the Real. The singer and reality TV-star tattooed “Robert A. Kardashian” on her derriere, and Kardashian returned the favor with a tat of her name on his ribcage. Bailon reportedly had the tattoo removed following their split.
La Diva de la Banda’s son decided to get a tattoo to commemorate his late mother, Jenni Rivera.
Selena’s brother turned to fellow Latino, Kat Von D, when he wanted a tattoo to tribute his late sister. “I remember tattooing him blew my mind,” Kat Von D told Latina, “He’s talking about his sister. You could watch all the documentaries, you can watch J.Lo playing Selena, but at the end of the day, these little tidbits of information from hanging out with somebody that knew her and that had a very special connection [to her] is just so cool.”