Kat Von D Removing Jesse James Tattoo

OMG Relationships
December 7, 2012
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Kat Von D broke up with Jesse James last September, but she's still feeling the pain. On Friday, the tattoo artist began the process of removing the childhood portrait of her ex-fiancé she got inked onto her left side just weeks before their first split in July 2011. Even though Von D insisted at the time she had no regrets and would never erase the tattoo, that seems to have all changed now.

Along with a photo collage of the ink getting hit with a laser — thanks to Los Angeles' Dr. Tattoff — she wrote on Instagram, "AND SO IT BEGINS! First round of tattoo removal well underway!" adding the hashtag #freshstart. Von D, who is now dating electro-house artist DeadMau5 (again, after briefly breaking up in November), also added a photo of herself giving a thumbs up to the camera.

[Related: Celeb Tattoos Gone Wrong (Photos)]

But Von D isn't completely free from the "West Coast Choppers" star just yet. Removing a tattoo takes anywhere from five to 15 laser sessions, with eight weeks of healing time in between.

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James, who recently got engaged to Paul Mitchell heiress Alexis DeJoria, isn't the only ex who the former reality star has honored with a tattoo. Von D, 30, also has the name of her ex-husband, Oliver Peck, etched onto her neck, at least 10 tattoos about ex-boyfriend Alex Orbison (son of the late Roy Orbison), and a "J" on her ankle she got as a teen for her first love, a boy named James.

Let's hope Kat has learned her lesson and doesn't get a tattoo for DeadMau5!

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