Megan Fox

Megan Fox details the pain of having her tattoos removed

Feb. 28, 2012 at 10:36 AM ET

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BURBANK, CA - FEBRUARY 27: Actress Megan Fox appears on the Tonight Show With Jay Leno at NBC Studios on February 27, 2012 in Burbank, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/NBCUniversal/Getty Images)

Megan Fox thinks she might have "eight or nine" tattoos, but she hasn't counted them. But it doesn't matter because Monday night she talked to Jay Leno on "The Tonight Show" about how she's having them removed.

The actress discussed the painful laser treatment she is undergoing, starting with the Marilyn Monroe face on the inside of her right forearm.

"Getting them is not that bad," Fox says. But she equates the laser hitting the ink -- without knowing the "exact science" -- to "your skin sort of explodes and looks like little kernels of popcorn popping up." Leno's audience groaned and the "Friends With Kids" star confirmed: "They can't numb it enough to make the pain go away."

Leno asks in restrospect whether Fox, 25, thought it was a smart idea to get inked. She says everyone told her, at 19 years old, that there would be a day when she was not going to love her tattoos anymore.

"I was stubborn and I thought that I would love it forever, or that it would be like a book of my life, all the things that I loved when I was younger," Fox says. "And it's not that at all."

Fox started with the removal of the Marilyn tattoo because it's her biggest one and she has to cover it when she's working.

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