TK Celebrities Who Have Had Their Tattoos Removed

LAS VEGAS, NV – MAY 19: Actress Hayden Panettiere arrives at the 2013 Billboard Music Awards at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino on May 19, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)Jon Kopaloff

Colin Farrell

Colin Farrell used to have several tattoos on his arms and one on the front of his chest, but he said in 2019 that he’s getting rid of them, even though the process is painful. On The Late Late Show in 2019, Farrel said, “I’m getting rid of them because I got tired of getting painted in the makeup chair anytime I wear a T-shirt. It buys me an extra 45 minutes sleep in the morning.” Relatable!

Colin Farrell during “Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life” World Premiere at Grauman’s Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, California, United States. (Photo by Chris Weeks/FilmMagic)Chris Weeks

Heidi Klum

To commemorate her fourth anniversary with then-husband Seal, model Heidi Klum got an abstract design inked on her inner arm, which she told People was “my husband’s name and our three children—their initials, in the stars.” Four years later, in 2012, having filed for divorce, she began the process of removing the Seal section, though she kept the star parts that had her kids’ initials inside.

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Kat Von D

Kat may have made her name for putting tattoos on people, but after she split from Jesse James, she went for the laser. The reality star had her ex’s fifth grade school portrait inked onto her side; following allegations of him cheating in 2012, she began the removal process, per TMZ.

Pete Davidson

King of celebrities who have had tattoos removed. “Burning them off is worse than getting them,” the SNL star quipped in May 2021 as he began the process of removing dozens of tattoos that covered his chest and arms. He doesn’t regret the specific images, per se, but with his movie career showing no signs of slowing down, Davidson would rather not spend an extra three hours in the makeup chair every day.

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19 Celebrities Who Have Had Their Tattoos Removed

LAS VEGAS, NV – MAY 19: Actress Hayden Panettiere arrives at the 2013 Billboard Music Awards at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino on May 19, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)Jon Kopaloff

Colin Farrell

Colin Farrell used to have several tattoos on his arms and one on the front of his chest, but he said in 2019 that he’s getting rid of them, even though the process is painful. On The Late Late Show in 2019, Farrel said, “I’m getting rid of them because I got tired of getting painted in the makeup chair anytime I wear a T-shirt. It buys me an extra 45 minutes sleep in the morning.” Relatable!

Colin Farrell during “Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life” World Premiere at Grauman’s Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, California, United States. (Photo by Chris Weeks/FilmMagic)Chris Weeks

Heidi Klum

To commemorate her fourth anniversary with then-husband Seal, model Heidi Klum got an abstract design inked on her inner arm, which she told People was “my husband’s name and our three children—their initials, in the stars.” Four years later, in 2012, having filed for divorce, she began the process of removing the Seal section, though she kept the star parts that had her kids’ initials inside.

Vittorio Zunino Celotto, Getty Images

Kat Von D

Kat may have made her name for putting tattoos on people, but after she split from Jesse James, she went for the laser. The reality star had her ex’s fifth grade school portrait inked onto her side; following allegations of him cheating in 2012, she began the removal process, per TMZ.

Pete Davidson

King of celebrities who have had tattoos removed. “Burning them off is worse than getting them,” the SNL star quipped in May 2021 as he began the process of removing dozens of tattoos that covered his chest and arms. He doesn’t regret the specific images, per se, but with his movie career showing no signs of slowing down, Davidson would rather not spend an extra three hours in the makeup chair every day.

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Billie Eilish Just Revealed the Real Reason She Dyed Her Hair Blonde

Billie Eilish made headlines when she debuted her Happier Than Ever-era platinum blonde hair back in March, but her reason for the dramatic change was all about “anonymity.”

When Eilish first opened up about transitioning from what was quickly becoming her signature black hair with green roots, the Grammy-winning artist told Ellen DeGeneres that she did so on a whim. “I had been wanting it blonde for a while, I don’t know what came over me,” she said in May. “I saw a fan edit when I had green hair. It was me with whatever hair color I had, and they just edited blonde hair on me and I was like, ‘Ah, it’s so sick; I want it.’”

But now, over four months later, Eilish has revealed a deeper reason for the dye job. “I couldn’t go anywhere with that hair because it was so obviously me. I wanted anonymity,” she told Elle magazine in a new interview. With the blonde hair, came a new sense of freedom.

 “I went to a park with a friend, and I was like, ‘No, I can’t take off my hood!’” she said. “I was terrified of the paparazzi and these stalkers I’ve had. But my friend was like, ‘Don’t worry: You’re okay. Nothing’s gonna happen.’ And I took my hood off, and I felt like a new person.” 

That’s honestly heartbreaking to hear. Luckily, her hair was able to handle the intense treatment. At the time, she told DeGeneres that she was worried she wouldn’t be able to pull the style off. “I thought of it as a dream. I didn’t think it was gonna happen because my hair’s been through so much,” Billie Eilish said of the process, which took six whole weeks. “I thought I would burn it all off if I tried [to go blonde]. But I did it!”

As for choosing to go platinum, specifically, it doesn’t actually get much deeper than her original statment. “I had no goal of ‘This is going to make everybody think differently of me.’ I’ve had different-colored hair and vibes for everything I’ve ever done. I wanted this album to have its own thing,” Eilish clarified to Elle. “The other day, I posted a video from when I had green hair, and I saw people go, ‘I miss this Billie, the green-haired Billie. I’m still the same person. I’m not just different Barbies with different heads.”


I Found My New Favorite Wine, Thanks to This Subscription Service

I have to admit: I wasn’t always a wine lover. But ~adulting~ and Winc Wine Club changed that. As I got older, I quickly found myself opting for red wine (cabernet sauvignon, specifically) over cocktails, as well as stocking up on wine bottles for my apartment. And, while I have a “no drinking during the week” rule, I absolutely bent that during quarantine (like most people). But part of it stemmed from becoming more and more of a wine snob, too. Back in the day, if wine tasted good, then it tasted good—and that was that. I had never before noted aromas and flavor hints, but my newfound curiosity during quar led me to explore the more intricate details. 

With my new hobby, I was buying more wine than usual, and the added expense began to pile up. I had heard of wine subscriptions and wine clubs before but never found the need to sign up—not until I met Winc Wine Club, at least. And before I dive in, let me just say that I now understand the hype surrounding wine subscription services now. I get it. 

The site features a quiz that can help narrow down options once you plug in your answers—red or white, your fave foods—but also allows you to browse wines by region, body, and preferences like organic and low-sugar. For your first box, you can choose four wines for $30. Then, for each month after that, you can select wines from Winc’s recs or your own picks with a $60 credit. There are no limits as to how many bottles you can purchase (although you pay the difference once you’re over the credit) and Winc boxes are designed for buying four, six, or 12 bottles at a time. Plus, shipping is free on any purchase of four or more bottles—just saying.

I’m a big fan of wines on the drier, not-so-sweet side. (If a wine is too sweet, there’s a high chance that I wake up with a headache the next day—even after just one glass.) So ultimately, I went with some of my favorite varietals along with other newbies recommended by Winc. As soon as I received my box of wine, I immediately zeroed in on the 2020 Sister Snake cabernet sauvignon for my first taste test. I was intrigued by the serpent artwork and the fact that it was from South Africa. I’ve only really tried wine from California, Chile, France, and Argentina, so I was excited to sip on something new. 

On my first glass, all I could think was, Wow. This cabernet packs a punch, and the level of dryness was just to my liking. As for the actual taste, it’s peppery with hints of dark and red fruits and goes down very smoothly. The details note that the wine has tasting notes of blackcurrant, cherry, clove, and black pepper, which explains the kick. In fact, it almost resembles licorice, which I love to munch on whenever I crave candy. The fruit overpowers everything else, but there are faint notes of earthiness and woodsy flavors within, too.

Heads up, though: I’m not a lightweight, but if you are, it’s worth noting that this wine has a relatively high alcohol content of 14.7% (!) so please drink responsibly. Winc recommends pairing Sister Snake with burgers, beef, barbecue, and chocolate cake, although it’s excellent on its own. I had mine with some truffle-flavored popcorn and the combo was *chef’s kiss*. 

And if you’re concerned about sulfur levels in your wine, this one is on the lower side. Sulfur dioxide (a.k.a. sulfites) protects wine from spoiling through oxidation, thanks to its antibacterial properties—so it’s often in there for a reason. But research shows that sulfites may be linked to headaches, which might be worth keeping in mind if that sounds familiar. (Although sulfites are considered perfectly safe for consumption). And, no surprise, you can search for low-sulfur wines on Winc if that’s your thing.

I love customization, and this tailored experience gets nothing short of an A+ in my book. If Sister Snake is any indication, my upcoming bottles will be just as crisp, delicious, and smooth. 

Sister Snake Cabernet Sauvignon

$16.99

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Antoinette Nwandu Is Making Broadway History

The thing I’m learning as a Black woman is that those few little moments when you do have a lot of power, nobody tells you about it. Everybody’s looking out for themselves. So if you’re somebody who’s never historically come from power, you don’t recognize it, but power is the opportunity to change. I have power right now to change my industry. That’s why all of our actors get a wellness stipend, and we don’t ask how they use it. That’s a change that I’m proud of and a direct result of me being a producer in the room where these conversations are happening. The play depicts Black male trauma, and they’re doing it eight times a week. I mean, eight times a week! I’m actually mad I didn’t get one for myself.

How do you take care of yourself then?

Stillness, therapy, marijuana, and more stillness, shit. At the end of the day, I’m a Pisces. If I could sit in the corner and dream and cry, I would. But I’m not gonna sit by and watch other people gain power while I don’t. After I spent how many years writing this play? Nuh uh. That to me is self care, self respect.

Who is your support system?

Chosen family, real family, of course, but I​​ do not want to overlook the energy of our ancestors. Zora Neale Hurston wrote a book called Moses. I bought an original, signed copy of it. When I come home to hold it, I’m like: This woman held this book in her hands. [Laughs.] Yeah, I can write some pages today. They remind me that I’m not here by accident, and I’m never alone.

What’s a useful piece of advice you’d give to the younger Antoinette who first started jotting down the words of this play?

The same thing I tell myself today: Do affirmations out loud in the morning. Tell yourself that you are loved and doing a great job. Despite what it looks like, you’re moving forward. Sometimes, that move is internal. Don’t be so hard on yourself because you are literally magic. Black women? We are the magic, and not because of what we make. But because of who we’ve been and who we are. I mean, therapy is great but when you fix your mind to tell yourself that you are valuable at the beginning of every day?! Whew!

Pass Over is now playing at the August Wilson Theatre for a limited engagement through October 10, 2021.

Brittani Samuel is a Caribbean-American arts journalist, dramatic writer, and theater administrator based in New York. To read some of her published work, visit this link. To chat about how much she loves Rihanna, visit her on Instagram: @brittaniidiannee.

Is There a Right Way to Pee While Wearing a Bodysuit?

Bodysuits answer the question, “What if your thong stayed in place by looping around your neck?” But a second question remains: How are we supposed to pee in these things?

A bodysuit is a skintight, leotard-style one-piece. It covers the wearer’s crotch, either seamlessly like a swimsuit, or with snaps, like a baby’s onesie. The bodysuit may include pants, it may include sleeves, it may have neither. It is a tube that receives the body, as a pitcher receives cool water.

Bodysuits are not a new trend—they emerged in the 40s and were popularized in the 70s—but they currently have us in a chokehold. Every woman celebrity wears bodysuits, and wears them regularly: Jennifers Aniston and Lopez, Megan Markle, Gigi and Bella, Kendall and Kylie. The following stars wore bodysuits at the Met Gala: Serena Williams, Ella Emhoff, Olivia Rodrigo, and Lil Nas X. Rihanna’s Fenty, Beyonce’s Ivy Park, and Kim Kardashians’ Skims all lean heavily on bodysuits. Cool-girl clothing site Revolve has five times more entries for “bodysuit” than it does for “skirt.”

It’s easy to see why. Bodysuits are sexy. “I feel held in, I feel sexier, I feel like I can move around more,” says Norma Kamali, the iconic designer who helped popularize bodysuits in the 70s and 80s. “It just feels good.” Bodysuits cannot wrinkle, ride up, bunch, untuck, or unintentionally expose. You can wear them to sex, a workout class, or a business meeting. A bodysuit is a fast-pass to the holy grail of modern dress: the elusive state of looking “put together.”

“You might think that wardrobe that fits snugly to your body would make you more uncomfortable,” says stylist Laurie Brucker, “But when you kind of feel that sucked in feeling, it helps you to feel secure.” A great bodysuit makes you feel like you could be president of these United States. Perhaps that is why they are the outfit of choice for pop-stars, superheroes, and Olympic gymnasts. 

But even superheroes and pop-stars have to pee. And the question, in a bodysuit, is: how? This really happened to me in the course of writing this article: I went on a date in a bodysuit. We went into a cafe, and I entered the single-stall bathroom. Inside, I peed quickly. Then I spent what felt like several slow hours furiously trying to re-snap my bodysuit over my crotch. I was sweating, shaking, performing a wildly impromptu gynecological examination on myself. When I stepped outside the bathroom, wild-eyed, my date was standing there. So were four women who had formed a line in the time I had been trying to snap my bodysuit.

I turned to the experts to find out what I am doing wrong.

“The idea of how you go to the bathroom, how you pee when you wear it, at the beginning was the big issue,” says Kamali. She recalls that people insisted they could not wear bodysuits, because they could not go to the bathroom. People demanded that she add snaps to the crotch of her designs, to facilitate peeing. She tried it, but found that “the snaps are more uncomfortable than figuring out how to go to the bathroom.” Instead, Kamali’s bodysuits use fusible stretch elastic around the legs to make them easier to remove. “Putting snaps at your crotch, excuse me—it doesn’t make sense,” she says.

In fact, Kamali is adamant that if you even need to ask how to pee in a bodysuit, you already have your answer. “The people who need to be told how to pee shouldn’t be wearing a bodysuit,” she says. “You should forget it—it’s not for you, don’t worry about it. Wear a top. Do something else.”

10 Years After New Girl, Zooey Deschanel Is Still an Underrated Comic Genius

New Girl premiered on Fox ten years ago this week. And if there’s any justice in this world, Zooey Deschanel’s performance will go down as a comic legend on the level of Lucille Ball and Mary Tyler Moore, or at least Seth Rogen. 

It gave Deschanel the opportunity to deliver lines like, “My first crush was on a Batman cake, but my first sexual feelings were about teenage Simba.” Or, while on her period, “I feel like I’ve laid a million eggs and they’re all hatching!” And while the show’s seven seasons did well when they originally aired, it’s become a cult classic thanks to streaming on Netflix. Deschanel’s male costars are still celebrated for it—they’ve gone on to major roles and been memed into eternity. And they deserve it. But Deschanel is the reason the show works. Her physical comedy abilities, impeccable timing, elastic face, and her obvious intelligence made New Girl great. 

Deschanel was lauded throughout the show’s run, too—for her cuteness and charm, or noted for her “warmth.” Rarely for her skill as a comedian. “Fox and everybody else is overusing the term ‘adorable’ to describe Zooey Deschanel in New Girl, but then again, she’s pretty damn adorable,” wrote The Hollywood Reporter. Jezebel described Deschanel’s character in the premiere as a “teary, hapless woman (girl?).” Vanity Fair employed two critics to dissect each episode and label Jess’ actions as either “adorkable” or “tweepulsive.” Deschanel eventually got good reviews—while her male counterparts were called “hugely talented comic presence” and “breakout star.” 

What Deschanel and New Girl creator Elizabeth Meriwether did deserves a second look—they used the show to take apart stereotypes about femininity, challenge their validity, and confront cultural assumptions about what kind of person gets to be funny. The criticism about roles Deschanel sometimes plays is that they are “Manic Pixie Dream Girls”—male fantasies who exist only to help them men around them grow. Brilliantly, the men around Jess Day do grow—they grow to like her. They grow to realize that that ultimately, Jess is not that annoying. Or at least her characteristics are not any more annoying than ones like drinking too much or swearing at the TV.

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Jess Day never loses her love of crafting, pouffy dresses, show-tunes, talking about her feelings, or loving her friends. The men—and women—around her realize that she’s smart, and she has value, and that that value isn’t diminished because she cares about children, art, and things that are coded as female. It works because of the writing, and because of the great ensemble cast, and most of all, because Deschanel is so, so funny. 

Ten Years After New Girl, Zooey Deschanel Is Still an Underrated Comic Genius

Remember: Hating on Zooey Deschanel was a personality in the late 2000s. I myself was more invested in the politics of her fandom than I was in the 2012 presidential election. I thought of myself a feminist, but my reasoning was the same as any sexist: She was feminine in a way that didn’t appeal to me. There was something about her I found irritating. The epicenter of this rage was the 2009 indie 500 Days of Summer, a movie about a man who projects a fantasy onto a woman and then has a breakdown when she isn’t interested. “She is always scrupulously honest with him,” Roger Ebert wrote in his review. “She is her own person, and Tom can’t have her.” 

It was as if millions of people made a secret pact to misunderstand this. “Summer turns out to be the bewitching villain in this story, breaking Tom’s heart without a second thought,” the Daily Beast mourned. “I hated her blank-eyed, dress-twirling turn as the object of Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s obsession in 500 Days of Summer—the role that launched 1,000 indie wet dreams,” a critic groused in Slate. “Still haven’t forgiven Zooey Deschanel for what she did to Joseph Gordon-Levitt in 500 Days of Summer,” a fan wrote on Twitter as late as 2018, to great discussion. 

A lot of us felt a kind of misogynistic fury toward ultra-feminine-presenting women around the time of the New Girl premiere: Taylor Swift is the prime example. Their cutesiness—Deschanel starting a blog called Hello Giggles, Swift lived on a Christmas-tree farm—felt like a threat. It’s not that it’s anti-feminist to dislike women. It’s that the hatred of women like Deschanel is often coded as a feminist critique, but seems to come from a place of dislike of women in general.  

Initially, promos for New Girl courted this dynamic, using the tagline “Simply adorkable,” with Deschanel’s crooning voice over what sounds suspiciously like a ukulele. The premise of the show is undeniably annoying: What if there was a girly girl who had, like, a bunch of guy friends?! She could bake and knit and not know things about sports! But quickly it was clear that the writers’ actual intention was to parody Deschanel’s supposed quirkiness, and eventually have her own it.

In the first season Jess squares off with Julia, played by Lizzy Caplan—a cynical, emotionally distant corporate lawyer who doesn’t have female friends. Julia represents the hater’s take on women like Jess, and like Deschanel. “It’s so fun having another girl around here,” Jess says, welcoming Julia to her home. “There are tampons hidden all over the apartment.” Julia repays her friendliness by mocking and attacking Jess. “I know that I’m the mean lawyer girl who wears suits and works too much,” she spits, on the verge of tears. “And you—you’re the really fun teacher girl with all the colorful skirts and you bake things.” New Girl protests, basically, that this supposed war between women is dumb. Every kind of person, it demonstrates, can be funny.  

Hand-wringing conversations about how to be a woman have followed Deschanel throughout her fame. “I’ve examined and reexamined myself,” she told Entertainment Weekly in 2012, sounding weary. “And I really don’t feel that liking to wear dresses is a problem for the feminist world.” It didn’t matter how many times Deschanel declared herself to be a feminist (which she did first in Glamour!). “Here I was, expecting her to go into her Muppet voice and claim not to know how babies were made,” a writer in The Cut responded to the Glamour interview.

On New Girl, Zooey Deschanel demonstrated that the choice between being feminine and being funny is a false choice. And still, people mostly think of her as a bug-eyed 2000s starlet with bangs. It’s not that Deschanel’s talent as a comedian is overshadowed by her quirky reputation. It’s just that her talent as a comedian is mostly ignored.

Jenny Singer is a staff writer for Glamour. You can follow her on Twitter. 

Eye-lighter Is the Shimmery Secret to Brighter Eyes

Over the past few years, we’ve seen the trend for glowing skin grow exponentially. It all started during the contour craze, when highlighting and shading went mainstream. Then, it evolved into a more intense strobing techniques and holographic pigments to amp up skin’s radiance as well as the arrival of ‘glass skin’, the K-Beauty trend that created an almost wet-looking dewiness

It’s not hard to understand why the trend has become so popular. Highlighter draws attention to features we want to accentuate by quite literally putting a spotlight on them, and just like contour, can maximize or minimize specific areas of the face. Plus, radiant skin is the calling card of health-signalling, the new, subconscious desire to appear as healthy as can be to the outside world in reaction to the events of the past 18 months.

Now, makeup pros are using highlighting techniques to focus on creating the appearance of brighter, more awake, and more brilliant eyes, while using minimal products and DIY-friendly techniques. “From Sixties style white-out eyelids to washes of futuristic pearl, icy pale eyeshadow worn solo has become the statement of choice for a fresher alternative to the classic smoky eye, whether it’s a lid-to-brow block shadow, a graphic liner or a pop of metallic in the corners,” says Terry Barber, M·A·C Director of Makeup Artistry. 

Replacing the classic cut crease and blended out bold pigments, “eyelighter” calls upon gentler washes of iridescent shades to achieve the same eye-opening effects. As Terry says, it can be applied in any way you like and paired with liner, lashes or a statement lip. The most important thing is that the pigment used is an icy tone and contains pearlescent pigments to capture the light. 

For an 80s finish, try a frosty blue shade all over the lids, a hint of cool pink on the lower lash line and pair with fluttery, fanned out lashes to finish, which will create a statement makeup moment without any heavy pigments. 

Or, for a more ethereal effect, try eyelighting all around the eye, blending various icy shades together to create a kaleidoscope of color and light. 

Whether eyelighting is a reaction to years of smoky eyes or as a result of wearing face masks and focusing on making the most of our visible features, we very much hope the trend is here to stay. 

This story originally appeared on Glamour UK. 

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The New Trailer For Kristen Stewart’s Princess Diana Movie Is More Intense Than The Crown

The first full trailer for Spencer just dropped—and the Princess Diana biopic starring Kristen Stewart looks every bit as intense as we imagined it would.

For a bit of context before going into the new video, Spencer focuses on one weekend in December 1991 as Princess Diana (Stewart) grapples with her decision to leave her husband, Prince Charles (Jack Farthing) over a three-day Christmas holiday with the entire royal family. As the film’s official description reads, “The Prince and Princess of Wales’s marriage has long since grown cold. Though rumors of affairs and a divorce abound, peace is ordained for the Christmas festivities at Sandringham estate. There’s eating and drinking, shooting, and hunting. Diana knows the game. This year, things will be a whole lot different.”

While we got a glimpse at Stewart’s Diana—and her impeccable wardrobe—in a few promotional photos, as well as the brief teaser trailer that dropped in late August, this new footage introduces young Prince William (Jack Nielen) and Prince Harry (Freddie Spry) and puts the tensions between Princess Diana and her in-laws on full display.

“You have to be able to do things you hate,” Charles tells Diana as they stand on opposite sides of a pool table. “There has to be two of you: the real one and the one they take pictures of.” While we don’t hear Diana’s direct response, we do see a small inkling of rage bubble to the surface. At the end of the trailer, she asks, “Will they kill me, do you think?”

If the small amount of footage we’ve seen, coupled with the film’s glowing early reviews, Kristen Stewart could be looking at her first Academy Award. As one critic wrote for The Hollywood Reporter, “For those of us who have admired the talents of Kristen Stewart since she was not yet even a teenager, it is a joy to be able to share that the 31-year-old’s portrayal of Princess Diana in Pablo Larrain’s Spencer is truly the fulfillment of her tremendous promise and will almost certainly bring her the first Oscar nomination of her career.”

If you don’t want to miss it, Spencer hits theaters on November 5.