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Kat Von D removes Jesse James tattoo, eats her words

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Jesse James no longer stuck on Kat Von D

Kat Von D is removing her Jesse James tattoo — finally! Over a year after their breakup, the inked star is eating her words and has begun laser treatments to remove the ill-fated portrait.

Kat Von D

Kat Von D's tattoo removal has begun! Looking to erase Jesse James from her body, the tattoo artist has subjected herself to the pain of laser treatments.

In a series of photos shared on Instagram Friday, Kat Von D can be seen lifting up her shirt, while a removal laser goes to work on the Jesse James portrait located on her upper left ribcage.

Along with the photos, the newly single 30-year-old wrote, "AND SO IT BEGINS! First round of tattoo removal well underway! :) #freshstart"

It's not only a fresh start, but a change of heart from the stance Kat Von D previously had.

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After the pair called off their engagement, Kat Von D insisted of the portrait, "I think a lot of people get funny like 'oh you got a tattoo. I'm like, there's no regrets, man."

"I love my tattoo" she went on to say, asserting she had no plans to remove it despite their breakup. "It's more than just a portrait, it has a lot of meaning."

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Erasing Jesse James' portrait from Kat Von D's body is going to be a lengthy process. Yahoo reports that removing a tattoo takes anywhere from five to 15 laser sessions, with eight weeks of healing time in between.

Kat Von D's own Instagram followers are being, shall we say, less than supportive about her laser treatments. While one wrote simply "facepalm" in response, another chided, "First rule of love/dating: NEVER Absolutely NEVER get the other persons name or face tattooed. Maybe something that represents you both but probably not. Not even if you're married. You never know what will happen."

Do you think Kat Von D's tattoo removal is the right choice?

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