Mark Wahlberg and Megan Fox have been stealing the spotlight when it comes to tattoo related new stories over the last few weeks all because they are having tattoos removed. Here are just a few of the headlines.
‘Ouch! Mark Wahlberg talks tattoo removal’
‘Wahlberg takes children to see tattoo removal’
‘Megan Fox admits removing Marilyn Monroe tattoo has been “traumatic”’
‘Tattoo removal hurts really bad: Megan Fox’
‘Megan Fox: ‘Tattoo removal hurts really bad”
Not surprisingly, the stories of Megan Fox don’t seem to have much substance at all. She was recently interviewed on Jay Leno and spoke about her tattoo removal. Dozens of media sources have taken the two or three sentences about how painful the process is and ran with them. She said that when the laser hit her skin,
it sort of exploded and looked like little kernels of popcorn popping up. It’s traumatic and it’s incredibly painful. They can’t numb it enough to make the pain go away.
It hurts really bad. It’s really painful.
Did we really need Megan Fox to inform the nation that tattoo removal is painful? Or is it that we hold celebrities to such high standards that we forget that they are still human beings who are capable of feeling the same pain as the rest of us?
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