It’s easy to get blinded by love, but the harsh reality is that sometimes it just doesn’t last. It’s hard enough to deal with a tough breakup, but imagine having a tattoo dedicated to your ex that constantly reminds you of the past? Now that would suck. (Sorry Justin Bieber, but perhaps you should have thought that Selena Gomez ink through a little more carefully.)

But hey, we totally understand how love can cause stars to get totally swept up in the moment. And the good thing is that permanent ink doesn’t have to be everlasting – it just takes some work. Some stars have managed to remove or change their designs, totally cleansing themselves of their previous relationship. Tattoo removal is one thing, and it’s even possible to create a totally unrecognizable design out of something you already have.

And that’s exactly what Zayn Malik did after he split with Little Mix gal Perrie Edwards.

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The cartoon version of Perrie that he got real big on his arm is now masked with other intricate designs.

Zayn and Bieber weren’t the only ones! Tons of other celebs have been in the same sticky situation. Let’s hope everyone takes this as a lesson learned.

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