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Kathy Griffin Divorce: Comedian Talks Tattooed Wedding Ring

Posted: 04/25/2012 4:13 pm Updated: 04/25/2012 5:15 pm

Kathy Griffin

Almost six years after her divorce, comedian Kathy Griffin has one reminder of her marriage that just won't go away: a tattooed wedding ring.

"I have one tattoo on my whole body like an ***hole and it's a f***ing wedding ring and I'm divorced," the 51-year-old comedian told told the Windy City Times Wednesday.

The comedian, who divorced ex-husband Matt Moline in May 2006 after four years of marriage, said that she had opted for the tattoo because she's doesn't like wearing rings -- but now it seems she's stuck with it.

"I tried to get it lasered off five times and it won't come off," she said. "I think I'm just going to put a freaking cigarette on it one day and just bite a piece of cloth like I'm a Civil War victim."

Griffin, whose new talk show, "Kathy" debuted last week on Bravo, isn't the first celeb to be left with an ink-stained reminder of her ex. Click through the slideshow below to see others who were saddled with a tattoo they didn't want post-split.

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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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