Everyone knows the perils of getting the name – or image – of a lover tattooed on your body.
For singer and actress Adrienne Bailon, hers is a big reminder of her failed relationship with a rather public figure.
Chatting about bad tattoos with co-stars Tamar Braxton, Jeannie Mai, Tamera Mowry-Housley and Loni Love on their new talk show, The Real, which began its four-week test run on Fox on July 15, the former Cheetah Girls star admitted to having her own regrets.
The 29-year-old began dating reality TV star Rob Kardashian in 2007, before calling it quits two years later.
During their relationship, the couple, who appeared together on Keeping Up With The Kardashians a number of times, took the somewhat permanent step of solidifying their love for one another by tattooing each other’s names on their bodies.
While Rob got ‘Adrienne E Bailon’ inked on his ribcage, Adrienne got Rob’s rather lengthy moniker inscribed on her booty.
Branded: Rob Kardashian’s tattoo of then-girlfriend Adrienne’s name was on full display as the couple attended a pool party in Las Vegas in 2008, though the actress’s own ink isn’t in such a visible location!
‘Ten letter last name: Kardashian. It’s pretty bad,’ she told her co-stars, adding that the full inscription reads, ‘Robert A Kardashian’.
Despite saying she made tattoo artist Mister Cartoon shrink the text as small as possible, it is still a sizeable reminder she could do without.
Referring to the inking as ‘ratchet’, Adrienne revealed she’s going through the particularly unpleasant process of having it removed – but not before co-host Tamar Braxton got in a little dig.
‘The ratchet part is that it’s still there and y’all not together anymore,’ Tamar blasted her co-star.
‘You go through that process! It does not feel good. You can smell your flesh burning, and it’s ass flesh burning!’ she cringed.
Admitting she doesn’t know what she was thinking making such a permanent statement on her body, she went on to warn viewers not to make the same mistake.
‘I made a very bad decision. Don’t follow my example. Booty tattoos, names of other men – ratchet. Don’t do it!’
Shock horror: Loni Love was gobsmacked when Adrienne revealed her tattoo spells out the lengthy moniker Robert A Kardashian