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Megan Fox says she's getting her Marilyn Monroe tattoo removed.
updated 8/23/2011 11:15:55 AM ET 2011-08-23T15:15:55

Gentlemen may prefer blondes -- but Megan Fox would now prefer to have her giant Marilyn Monroe tattoo erased from her right forearm.

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The 25-year-old star confirmed to Italian fashion magazine Amica that she is in the process of removing (via laser treatments) the talked-about portrait of the Hollywood legend from her famous body.

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"I'm removing it," Fox says. "She was a negative person, she was disturbed, bipolar. I do not want to attract this kind of negative energy in my life." (Indeed, the notoriously troubled Monroe died in 1962 at age 36 of a drug overdose.)

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But the "Transformers" bombshell has plenty of other body art staying on -- with over nine other tattoos, including a quote in honor of her "Passion Play" costar Mickey Rourke on her ribcage, a tribal tattoo on her left wrist and another quote on her shoulder.

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"Who knows, maybe I'll remove the others too, but the laser hurts."

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Fox also fesses up to removing, like so many young women before her, a naval piercing.

"I did it when I was 16 years old because I was a fan of Britney Spears," she explains. "The only time I tried to imitate someone else. But then I thought it was tacky and so I removed it when I turned 20."

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  1. Megan Fox

    Actress Megan Fox, in 2010 at the Teen Choice Awards in Universal City, Calif., has a tattoo of screen icon Marilyn Monroe on her forearm. In 2009, she said, "I really admire Marilyn Monroe, but I would never try to emulate her. I got the tattoo as a warning. It warns me not to let myself be treated so badly by the film industry so that it breaks me down." (Alberto E. Rodriguez / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  2. Pamela Anderson

    Actress Pamela Anderson, in Dallas on Feb. 4, 2011, wrapped her arm in barbwire for the 1996 sci-fi film "Barb Wire" in which she starred. (Gustavo Caballero / Getty Images for Willis & Woy Sp) Back to slideshow navigation
  3. Evan Rachel Wood

    Evan Rachel Wood, attending the premiere of "Whatever Works" in New York on April 22, 2009, sports a quote from Edgar Allen Poe across her back, which reads: "All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream."

    The actress told Esquire magazine in 2011 that she has nine tattoos, including one on the inside of her lip that she reveals to no one. (Bryan Bedder / Getty Images for Tribeca Film Fe) Back to slideshow navigation
  4. Johnny Depp

    Johnny Depp arrives at the premiere of "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest" in London on July 3, 2006. The actor famously altered a tattoo on his upper arm which read "Winona Forever" to read "Wino Forever" after his breakup with actress Winona Ryder.

    The tattoo visible here, fittingly, shows a sparrow flying over the water above the name Jack. Depp's son is named Jack and his famous "Pirates" character is Jack Sparrow. (Chris Jackson / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  5. Eve

    Rapper/actress Eve, sporting two animal paw prints on her chest, signs autographs in New York on May 7, 2010. (Joe Corrigan / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  6. Christina Aguilera

    Christina Aguilera attends the 2010 MTV Movie Awards in Universal City, Calif., on June 6, 2010. People.com says the singer has five tattoos, including her nickname, Xtina, on the back of her neck. (Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  7. Rihanna

    Star tattoos cascade down the neck and back of singer Rihanna in New York on Nov. 23, 2009. She also sports an R on her shoulder blade, timed to the release of her 2009 album "Rated R." (Ray Tamarra / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  8. Kelly Osbourne

    The daughter of the man who famously tattooed "OZZY" across his knuckles sports a variety of tattoos herself. Kelly Osbourne, at the 53rd Annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles on Feb. 3, 2011, has two skull tattoos on her feet, angel wing tattoos on her back, a synthesizer on her arm and an anchor tattoo on her opposite arm. (Robyn Beck / AFP - Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  9. Justin Bieber

    A shirtless Justin Bieber escorts girlfriend Selena Gomez after stepping on the beach while in Hawaii at the end of May, 2011. The Canadian pop idol sports a vertical inscription down the left side of his rib cage reading "Yeshua," which means "Jesus" in Hebrew. (Splash News) Back to slideshow navigation
  10. Pink

    Pink performs at Portman Road in Ipswich, England, on June 29, 2010. The singer is reported to have more than 20 tattoos of varying sizes and styles, one of which is a tribute to her dead Bulldog, Elvis, with the inscription "A time to weep. A time to mourn. Sleep in peace." (Matt Kent / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  11. Hayden Panettiere

    Actress Hayden Panettiere arrives at the 66th Annual Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, Calif., on Sunday, Jan. 11. The former "Heroes" star has "Vivere senza rimipianti" tattooed on her side. The Italian phrase translates to "To live without regrets," but the regret here is that it's spelled without an i after the m. (Chris Pizzello / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  12. Lilly Allen

    British singer Lily Allen sports a chain of tattooed symbols around her right wrist while performing during the 2010 Big Day Out in Auckland, New Zealand, on Jan. 15, 2010.

    She also has "shhh..." on her index finger, a tattoo she reportedly got following a night of partying with Lindsay Lohan, who also has the design. (Hannah Johnston / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  13. Tommy Lee

    There is no shortage of ink covering the body of former Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee. Pictured here in Culver City, Calif., on Dec. 2, 2006, the reality star and ex-husband of Pamela Anderson has a giant "Mayhem" tattoo across his abdomen.

    The rocker courted controversy in 1998 when a swastika tattoo was revealed on his forearm during a court case in which he was accused of assaulting a Jewish photographer outside an L.A. club. The tattoo was removed. (Frederick M. Brown / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  14. John Mayer

    Singer John Mayer sports a full sleeve tattoo on his left arm as he arrives at Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles on Dec. 3, 2008. Earlier tattoos were incorporated into the new work, including the initials "SRV," for legendary guitarist Stevie Ray Vaughan. (Gabriel Bouys / AFP - Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  15. Victoria Beckham

    Victoria Beckham attends "The Model as Muse: Embodying Fashion" Costume Institute Gala at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York on May 4, 2009. A string of Hebrew letters running down her neck and back reportedly reads: "I am my beloved's, and my beloved is mine." (Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  16. David Beckham

    The sleeved British soccer star David Beckham, courtside at a Los Angeles Lakers game on April 26, 2011, has been adding to his body of work for years. His tattoos include the names of his sons -- Brooklyn, Romeo and Cruz -- on his back. He also sports a winged cross on the back of his neck and what he describes as a guardian angel between his shoulder blades. (Lucy Nicholson / Reuters) Back to slideshow navigation
  17. Christina Ricci

    Actress Christina Ricci, in Cannes, France, on May 19, 2008, is said to have at least eight tattoos, the largest of which is Aslan, the Great Lion from "The Chronicles of Narnia," on her right shoulder blade. (Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  18. Chris Brown

    Chris Brown performs at the after party for the premiere of the film "Takers" in Hollywood, Calif., on Aug 4, 2010. The singer says he started getting his tattoos early and asked his mom for his first on his 13th birthday. He now has Jesus, ninjas, various skulls and more on his body. (Frazer Harrison / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  19. Diablo Cody

    Writer/producer Diablo Cody in Hollywood, Calif., on May 8, 2009. A pinup girl in a bikini is proudly displayed on the bicep of the "Juno" screenwriter. But the roses that sit behind the female figure cover what used to say "Jonny's Girl," a reference to her former husband, whom she split with in 2007. (Charley Gallay / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  20. Miley Cyrus

    Former Disney star Miley Cyrus, performing in Paraguay on May 10, 2011, has a reported seven tattoos. The teen pop star's first ink read "Just Breathe" on the left side of her rib cage. Since then she's added "LOVE" on the inside of her right ear, a heart on her right pinkie finger and a dream catcher on her right side under her arm, among others. (Norberto Duarte / AFP - Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  21. Mena Suvari

    Actress Mena Suvari, of "American Beauty" fame, shows off a large tattoo on her neck and back in Los Angeles on Nov. 21, 2010. "Word Sound Power" sits beneath a large lion's head. She also has the number 13 tattooed on her chest. (Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  22. Beth Ditto

    Singer Beth Ditto sports an anchor tattoo with the "MAMA" over the top of it at an appearance in Hollywood, Calif., on Feb. 10, 2011. (Robert Benson / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  23. Lady Gaga

    Singer Lady Gaga discusses her tattoo from a Rilke poem on a German talk show on Nov. 7, 2009. The inscription reads: "In the deepest hour of the night, confess to yourself that you would die if you were forbidden to write. And look deep into your heart where it spreads its roots, the answer, and ask yourself, must I write?"

    The singer has other tattoos, but has reportedly only inked the left side of her body to obey her father's wish to leave one side of her body "normal." (Miguel Villagran / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  24. Mike Tyson

    Former boxing champ Mike Tyson, pictured in L.A. in May 2011, has a number of tattoos, including Argentine revolutionary Che Guevera's head on the left side of his torso.

    But no tat is as talked about, especially in the spring of 2011, as the Maori symbol around his left eye. When Tyson showed up in "The Hangover," and his tattoo showed up in "The Hangover II" (on the face of Ed Helms), legal trouble ensued as the man who did Tyson's ink sued Warner Bros. for a copyright violation and tried to block the film's release. (Alberto E. Rodriguez / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  25. Melanie Griffith

    Melanie Griffith got a tattoo with "Antonio," to honor her third husband, Antonio Banderas, on her right arm in honor of their fourth anniversary together. (Vincent Kessler / Reuters) Back to slideshow navigation
  26. Steve-O

    Steve-O of "Jackass" fame has an ever-growing number of tattoos all over his body, including a large self-portrait of himself across his back underlined with his signature and the words, "yeah dude, I rock!" and the head of Sonny Robbins, the owner of Sonny's Bar and Grill in Albuquerque, N.M., on his right shoulder. When the bar was sold he added a sword jammed through the head. (Scott Gries / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  27. Hulk Hogan

    Wrestler Hulk Hogan is happy with his many tattoos, including the word "immortal" across his shoulder blades. Here, he sports "I am that I am," a quote from Exodus, which he got in 2009 with his future wife Jennifer McDaniel (she just got "Terry" on her wrist, after Hogan's real name, Terry Bollea.) (Bryan Bedder / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  28. Jaime King

    Actress Jaime King does reportedly regret some of her tattoos, since they have to be covered up with makeup when she makes movies, but that hasn't stopped her from adding them on. Currently, her tats include her surname, a star and a fairy (on her back) and a diamond and a spade on her wrists. In 2009 she discussed getting a a quote from Emily Dickinson on her body, which would read, "If I can stop one heart from breaking. I shall not live in vain; If I can ease one life the aching; or cool one pain, or help one fainting robin unto his nest again, I shall not live in vain." (David Livingston / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  29. Adam Levine

    Maroon 5 singer (and "The Voice" coach) Adam Levine sports several tattoos, including triple 2's on his forearm (the first studio his band recorded in), the name of his hometown (Los Angeles) on his shoulder, a guitar on his forearm and a tiger on the other as well as a dove and cherry blossoms done in memory of 9/11. (Kevork Djansezian / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  30. Lil Wayne

    Rapper Lil Wayne is almost fully covered in tattoos, many of which have autobiographical meanings, including fissures near his scalp, the words "a gun" on his palm, a Fleur-de-lis to represent his New Orleans origins and the words "I Am Music" on his face; he also has an extensive prayer across the right side of his back, vein tattoos on one side of his chest and the words "Fear God" on his eyelids. (Kevin Winter / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  31. Courtney Love

    Seeing singer Courtney Love's tattoos isn't all that hard: She tends to tweet pictures of them as she gets them done. Among the body art she sports are the words "Let it Bleed" on her inner upper right arm (after the Rolling Stones album), an angel on her right shoulder and multiple small flowers across her arms and chest.

    She's been quoted as saying that actor Edward Norton, with whom she had a relationship, didn't like the "K" tattoo she sports in honor of her late husband, Kurt Cobain -- but that she refused to remove it when he objected. (Mike Coppola / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  32. Benji Madden

    Good Charlotte guitarist Benji Madden (right, with twin Joel, also in the band) can be very patriotic with his tattoos: He's got one of Ben Franklin across his entire back. But he's got several that reflect his Christian beliefs, too -- Jesus-related tats make at least three appearances on his body. He's also got Alice in Wonderland, a large crown that reads "Mom" below it and the words "Made Man" on his knuckles. (Angela Weiss / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  33. Kelly Ripa

    She's not inked very heavily, but "Live with Regis and Kelly" co-host Kelly Ripa does sport a rose, heart and eave tattoo on her left ankle, something she called a "a symbol of my youthful stupidity," which she got at age 19.

    But apparently she's not afraid to still be "stupid" -- in 2010 she displayed her latest tattoo, on her wrist: The word "Consuelos," after her husband of 13 years, Mark Consuelos. (Brad Barket / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  34. Alyssa Milano

    Actress Alyssa Milano is a minefield of tattoos, including a rosary on her back, a cross and angel on one ankle (with the initials of a former lover included), a wraparound chain of red roses and green leaves on the other ankle, and the Buddhist symbol for "depth of wisdom and unity" on the back of her neck. (Paul Buck / EPA) Back to slideshow navigation
  35. Paz de la Huerta

    Paz de la Huerta is quite proud of the cobra tattoo she has, which reaches from her lower leg on to her foot, and happily showed it off at the "Boardwalk Empire" premiere in Atlantic City, N.J., in 2010. (Michael Loccisano / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  36. Nicky Hilton

    What tattoo becomes a hotel heiress best? Her hotel-famous last name, of course, which appears on the lower back of Nicky Hilton. But she's also got a small heart on her ankle and a cross on the back of her neck. (Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  37. Nicki Minaj

    Singer Nicki Minaj honors her Chinese heritage with a tattoo on her left arm that translates into "God is with me always." (Jason Kempin / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  38. Alanis Morissette

    Fittingly, singer-songwriter Alanis Morissette likes to feature words (and a few images) on her body, including "breathe" and "gentle" and a reclining orange tiger on her forearm. (Jason Merritt / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  39. Brittany Daniel

    Actress Brittany Daniel sports a Thai tattoo given to her by well-known tattoo artist Ajarn Nu, to create a "Yantra," which is considered a protective form of Thai tattoo. His technique, however, is not for the squeamish, and can be very painful to the subject. () Back to slideshow navigation
  40. Anna Nalick

    Singer Anna Nalick sports two word-based tattoos on her back, "There is a blaze of light," a quote from songwriter Leonard Cohen, and "Fear not for the future, weep not for the past," a quote from poet Percy Bysshe Shelley. (Danny Moloshok / Reuters) Back to slideshow navigation
  41. Audrina Patridge

    Reality TV personality Audrina Partridge is no stranger to tattoos -- she features a heart dressed up like a berry on the back of her neck -- but she completely fooled everyone in 2009 when she wore an arm-length collection of Chinese characters that loosely translated into "the rice is fried in pork fat" for Ashton Kutcher's TV show "Pop Fiction." (Jason Merritt / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  42. Katy Perry

    Katy Perry wears a number of tattoos, including a strawberry on her ankle and the word "Jesus" on her inner left wrist. The one that appears on her right bicep is a match with husband Russell Brand's, and reads "anuugacchati pravaha," which means "go with the flow." (Kevin Winter / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  43. Billie Joe Armstrong

    Green Day lead singer Billie Joe Armstrong's tattoos cover many parts of his body, but his right arm is one of the busiest areas and includes: the names of his wife and son (Adrienne, Joseph) two praying angels, a patch of roses, the words "all ages" with a star on each side, the Japanese symbols for "pinhead" and "pot," and a photo filmstrip of Adrienne. (Ross Gilmore / Getty Images ) Back to slideshow navigation
  44. Nicole Richie

    Nicole Richie (with husband Joel Madden) shows off her tattoo wings and a small bit of her maiden name on her neck. She has a number of other tattoos as well, including a rosary bead and cross that encircles her left ankle, appearing to dangle on her foot. (Matt Sayles / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  45. Jennifer Love Hewitt

    Jennifer Love Hewitt knows how to wear a tattoo: She prefers temporary ones, and has been spotted with them often over the years. But her only real tattoo (at this time) is the words "I am..." near the heel of her right foot. (Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  46. Zoe Saldana

    Actress Zoe Saldana surprised attendees of the 2010 Costume Institute Gala Benefit at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, when she bared a new tattoo (she has one in Arabic script on her ankle that reportedly reads -- or mis-reads -- "I want to ask her") on the left side of her back. But this one also remains a mystery; reports say it's in Farsi or Arabic and may be too messy to read. (Larry Busacca / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  47. Travis Barker

    A list of all of Blink 182 drummer Travis Barker's tattoos could take all day; his body is virtually covered but includes: Cadillac emblems, a boom box radio, stars, hearts, pinup girls, script, fire and flame, smoke, musical notes, and flags. (Steve C.Mitchell / EPA) Back to slideshow navigation
  48. Slash

    Slash has several complex tattoos on various body parts (including a top-hatted skull with the letters "DTYD" -- drink 'til you drop -- on his left arm. But the one the rocker is showing off here is a silhouette known as the "VR girl" -- one of the logos representing the guitarist's band Velvet Revolver. (Gareth Cattermole / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  49. Penelope Cruz

    Actress Penelope Cruz expresses her love for numerology with an "883" on her ankle, and her religious devotion with a crucifix on the back of her right hand. (Joel Ryan / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  50. Jessica Szohr

    Actress Jessica Szohr has several personally-meaningful tattoos, including a check mark on her right arm, which she says is her mother's nickname, a cherub/angel on her right foot, and a number on her left arm that corresponds to her grandparents' anniversary. (Kevin Winter / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  51. Pete Wentz

    Musician Pete Wentz (of "Fall Out Boy") has at least two armfuls of tattoos, including a sleeve of characters from "The Nightmare Before Christmas." But he recently made news when he got a tattoo of friend Gabe Saporta's (of "Cobra Starship") face after losing a bet. He put Saporta's face on his calf, along with the inscription, "Gabey Baby Made Me Go Bad." (Kevin Winter / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  52. Rumer Willis

    Actress Rumer Willis followed in her parents' (Demi Moore and Bruce Willis) footsteps in deciding to go with a tattoo; the one shown here reads simply, "be present." (Fred Prouser / REUTERS) Back to slideshow navigation
  53. Lindsay Lohan

    Actress Lindsay Lohan once quoted Marilyn Monroe with a tattoo that read, "Everyone's a star and deserves the right to twinkle." Shown here, however, is just a lone star on her wrist. (Kevork Djansezian / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  54. Mary J. Blige

    R&B star Mary J. Blige has several tattoos around her body, including a delicate stemmed rose on her right thigh, a butterfly on her back and two guardian angels above her hips. Here, she sports an elaborate cross on her left arm. (David Bergman / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  55. Scarlett Johansson

    Actress Scarlett Johansson has a colorful sunrise tattoo on the inside of her left arm and says it has a special meaning, but don't expect to learn the secret. She's been quoted as saying, "It makes me happy when I look at it, but the reason I had it done is very personal. Some things have to remain private." (Jason Merritt / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  56. Keith Urban

    Singer/songwriter Keith Urban loves his wife Nicole Kidman, and says so with his "Nicole" tattoo, which features hearts in the corners on his right bicep. His right wrist features a Celtic symbol with her initials, and there's a thunderbird on his inner left arm. (Rick Diamond / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  57. Amy Winehouse

    The late Amy Winehouse was a tattoo devotee and sported the name "Blake's" over her heart, referring to her former husband Blake Fielder; she also wore an upside-down horseshoe for good luck and a pinup girl on her arm. (Dave Hogan / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
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