Tattoos, they can be so cool, so badass, and sometimes, such a bloody pain. Body art should rightly be considered and appreciated as a form of art just like any other, but ask any tattoo artist one piece of advice they'd give to prospective clients, and they'll have this to say - No lovers' names! Tattoos you regret can be lasered off, but that process is painful and expensive, so a lot of people just tattoo over their previous embarrassments, sometimes to interesting results.

Check out these brilliant tattoo cover ups.

Total blackout!

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Pikachu on canvas!

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Nobody likes Andy.

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Damn girl! Back at it again with them anti-Nathan tattoos!

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No idea what this was but I'm glad it's been covered up.

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Is Laura the one? We'll never know.

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Elementary!

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Denise Richards covered her tattoo of ex-husband Charlie Sheen with a tiny fairy.

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Johnny Depp changed his tattoo of ex Winona Ryder to 'Wino Forever'. Nice.

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This superb cover-up of what was once a weird tribal tattoo disaster.

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So happy he got this done.

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That's one amazing elephant-seahorse thingy!

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Dino-ing like a sir!

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No love lost for Jenny!

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Who wants a heart when you can have the sea?

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That's one way to forget about your ex girlfriend Lauren!

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Legend says this ex girlfriend dined on the souls of the living.

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Covering up a different kind of crime!