Mel B SLICES OFF Tattoo of Ex Husband Stephen Belafonte’s Name
Mel B has had a tattoo tribute to her ex-husband Stephen Belafonte sliced off her ribs in a dramatic gesture to draw closure on their ‘toxic relationship’.
The 42-year-old former Spice Girls star had the words: ‘Stephen, till death do us part you own my heart’ inked along her ribcage yet she has now had his name cut away while intending to keep the rest of the wording.
Speaking of the drastic op, she said:
I wanted the tattoo removed to help close the final chapter on a toxic relationship. Even though I’ve taken the steps to remove Stephen’s name from my body, the domestic abuse will forever remain with me.
While things rage on legally, Mel seems keen to rid herself of any personal vestiges of her husband – leading to her shocking tattoo removal which she underwent with the use of local anaesthetic rather than go through the lengthy laser process.
Shocking images show the star unveiling her scars as she partied in a golden two-piece with her flat stomach exposed and the bold inking sitting below her new scar.
The former Spice Girl has a large dragon on her left shoulder blade, a depiction of a phoenix on her right arm, in honour of her eldest daughter, Phoenix Chi, several tribal art tattoos, including one on her lower back, a Chinese character on her stomach and ex-boyfriend Eddie Murphy’s name tattooed on her hip.
At the time she spoke of her and Eddie’s tattoos as she said: ‘That’s that. I mean we’re both tattooed. You don’t tattoo somebody’s name on your body if it’s brief and unimportant, let’s put it that way.’
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