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Russell Brand Reportedly Removes Matching Katy Perry Tattoo (PHOTOS)

Posted: 03/26/2012 12:28 pm Updated: 03/26/2012 12:28 pm

Marriage is so rarely "till death do us part" anymore that any couple considering his and hers tattoos seems destined to have them removed faster than the ink can dry on their divorce papers.

Such appears to be true for the ill-fated marriage of Katy Perry and Russell Brand. The two debuted matching Sanskrit tattoos on their right inner arms that said, "Anuugacchati Pravaha," meaning "go with the flow," shortly after they became engaged in 2010.

HollywoodLife reports that Brand decided to go with the flow of divorce and made a late-night trip to Shamrock Tattoo on March 24 to remove the tattoo he got with Perry.

The couple shared a love of body art, even heading to the tattoo parlor together just weeks before Brand filed for divorce.

During Thanksgiving weekend, Perry added a smiling peppermint to her ankle, while Brand inked himself with the badge of his favorite soccer team, West Ham United. "It was her idea. It's always her idea," Brand told talk show host Jimmy Kimmel in early December. "She's always scribbling permanent things on my body for a laugh."

But proving that life imitates art (or that life just repeats itself), Perry even sings of an ex-boyfriend removing a tattoo they got together in her song "The One That Got Away."

The former couple had one of the most amicable divorces in Hollywood history, signing the divorce papers in early February. Brand refused to take the reported $20 million he was entitled to under California law.

Even if Brand wasn't removing the tattoo as reported, both parties appear to be moving on. Perry has been linked to model Baptiste Giabiconi and Brand is dating model Nikolett Barabas.

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  • Russell Brand

    Russell Brand has reportedly <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/03/26/russell-brand-removes-matching-katy-perry-tattoo_n_1379690.html" target="_hplink">removed or covered up the Sanskrit tattoo</a> he got with then-fiancee Katy Perry in 2010. The couple <a href="http://www.tmz.com/2011/12/30/katy-perry-divorce-russell-brand/" target="_hplink">divorced after only 14 months</a> of marriage and Brand is reportedly erasing all memory of their romance from his life.

  • Kat Von D

    She thought their love would last forever, so Kat Von D got a <a href="http://www.usmagazine.com/entertainment/news/kat-von-d-got-tattoo-of-jesse-james-face-pre-split-2011277" target="_hplink">tattoo of then-fiance Jesse James</a> as a young boy under her arm. While the artwork will last a lifetime, their <a href="http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1667904/jesse-james-kat-von-d-engagement-off.jhtml" target="_hplink">relationship ended in July 2011</a>. A month later, they <a href="http://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/Jesse-James-Kat-von-D-Change-Minds/story?id=14337503#.UIbb0GmfF4U" target="_hplink">rekindled their romance</a>, but <a href="http://www.usmagazine.com/celebrity-news/news/kat-von-d-jesse-james-break-up-again-2011249" target="_hplink">broke it off</a> soon after amid reports of James' <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/11/14/kat-von-d-jesse-james-cheated-19-women-breakup-relationship-facebook_n_1092366.html" target="_hplink">repeated infidelity</a>.

  • Christina Aguilera

    "The Voice" coach got the phrase <a href="http://www.people.com/people/christina_aguilera" target="_hplink">"I am my beloved's and my beloved is mine"</a> tattooed on her lower back in honor of her then-husband Jordan Bratman, along with his initials. While she was once her beloved's, she is no longer. The couple <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/10/21/christina-aguilera-talks-_1_n_771234.html?" target="_hplink">announced their split</a> in the fall of 2010. The divorce was <a href="http://www.tmz.com/2011/04/15/christina-aguilera-jordan-bratman-divorce-finalized-prenup/">officially finalized</a> in April 2011.

  • Eva Longoria

    The former "Desperate Housewives" actress decided to get her <a href="http://articles.nydailynews.com/2010-11-19/gossip/27081797_1_tattoos-eva-longoria-inked" target="_hplink">wedding date (7-7-07) tattooed</a> in Roman numerals on her wrist in honor of her husband, basketball star Tony Parker. While sevens are supposed to be lucky, the number wasn't on their side. The couple <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/11/17/eva-longoria-divorcing-to_n_784736.html?" target="_hplink">filed for divorce</a> in November 2010. In March 2011, the <a href="http://www.radaronline.com/exclusives/2011/03/photo-eva-longoria-removes-wedding-date-tattoo" target="_hplink">tattoo was noticeably absent</a> from Longoria's wrist. The actress is also removing the other two <a href="http://www.tmz.com/2012/10/22/eva-longoria-tony-parker-tattoo-removal/" target="_hplink">tattoos dedicated to Parker</a> -- including his basketball jersey number and his initials.

  • Angelina Before

    Angelina Jolie had <a href="http://xfinity.comcast.net/slideshow/entertainment-lovetattoosbrokeup/3/" target="_hplink">"Billy Bob"</a> tattooed on her left shoulder. She was married to Thornton <a href="http://www.eonline.com/news/316660/billy-bob-thornton-blew-marriage-to-angelina-jolie-didn-t-think-he-was-good-enough" target="_hplink">from 2000 to 2003</a>.

  • Angelina After

    She has since had the tattoo removed and covered with the <a href="http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-457034/The-secrets-Angelinas-baby-tattoos.html" target="_hplink">coordinates of the birth places</a> of each of her and Pitt's children, <a href="http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20488710,00.html" target="_hplink">adding an additional line</a> of Pitt's birthplace in Spring 2011. Thornton turned his "Angelina" tattoo into an angel.

  • Blake Fielder-Civil

    Blake Fielder-Civil got "Amy" <a href="http://www.thefrisky.com/photos/10-celebrity-couples-who-got-matching-tattoos-and-then-broke-up/matching-amy-and-blake-jpg/" target="_hplink">inked behind his ear</a>...

  • Amy Winehouse

    And Winehouse's left <a href="http://www.thefrisky.com/photos/10-celebrity-couples-who-got-matching-tattoos-and-then-broke-up/matching-amy-and-blake-jpg/" target="_hplink">lapel said "Blake's."</a> However, the relationship didn't last. Their <a href="http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/entertainment/8153626.stm" target="_hplink">divorce was granted</a> in July 2009, and <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/07/23/amy-winehouse-dead-singer_n_907753.html" target="_hplink">Winehouse passed away</a> just two years later.

  • Levi Johnston

    Bristol Palin's baby daddy Levi Johnston had her <a href="http://www.yourtango.com/20086485/levi-johnston-explains-that-bristol-tattoo" target="_hplink">name inked around his ring finger</a> in 2008, but has since announced his intentions to <a href="http://nymag.com/news/intelligencer/encounter/57746/" target="_hplink">have it removed</a>. Palin and Johnston <a href="http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20407608,00.html" target="_hplink">broke up for good</a> in July 2010.

  • Denise Richards Before

    Denise Richards had "Charlie" tattooed on the inside of her left ankle. Richards and ex-husband Charlie Sheen were <a href="http://www.people.com/people/archive/article/0,,20137422,00.html" target="_hplink">married from 2002</a> through<a href="http://www.thesmokinggun.com/documents/celebrity/charlie-sheen-divorce-bombshell" target="_hplink"> 2006</a>.

  • Denise Richards After

    After their ugly divorce, Richards had the tattoo of his name <a href="http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/showbiz/bizarre/1336717/Denise-Richards-has-Charlie-Sheen-tattoo-turned-into-fairy.html" target="_hplink">turned into a fairy. </a>

  • Megan Fox

    A tattoo disaster avoided! Megan Fox is stamped with the <a href="http://articles.nydailynews.com/2011-08-23/gossip/29939661_1_megan-fox-transformers-star-tattoo" target="_hplink">first name of her now-husband</a> and former "90210" star Brian Austin Green. The on-and-off couple <a href="http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20261194,00.html" target="_hplink">called off their engagement</a> in February 2009 but were <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/07/07/megan-fox-wedding-day-pho_n_637881.html" target="_hplink">married in Hawaii</a> in July 2010.

  • Britney Spears

    Britney Spears and Kevin Federline were once madly in love, and what better way to express those feelings than through matching tattoos! The couple<a href="http://www.people.com/people/gallery/0,,1089285_913428,00.html" target="_hplink"> got matching sets of dice on their wrists</a> -- his in blue, her's in pink -- in May 2004. The <a href="http://www.tmz.com/2006/11/07/britney-spears-files-for-divorce/" target="_hplink">couple divorced</a> in 2006.

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