Why Did You Tattoo Your Leg, Gwyneth?

Gwyneth Paltrow got a “C” tattooed on her thigh, Cindy Adams reported in today’s New York Post. That’s “C” for Chris Martin and Coldplay. I don’t understand getting a tattoo in honor of a significant other — a blood relative, maybe (after all, you’re already stuck with them forever). Perhaps this is a highly pessimistic opinion, but I think getting tattooed with someone’s name almost guarantees the relationship won’t last, as a few celebs have learned…

  • Johnny Depp had his “Winona Forever” tattoo redone so it would read “Wino Forever” after he and Winona Ryder broke up. Clever fix, right?
  • Denise Richards was sorry she ever got the name “Charlie” inked on her ankle and had it removed after she and Charlie Sheen split.
  • Angelina Jolie covered up “Billy Bob” with tattoos of the latitudes and longitudes of where Maddox and Zahara were born.
  • Pamela Anderson had her “Tommy” tattoo changed to “Mommy.”
  • Gwyneth should get some credit for keeping her tattoo simple. If she and Chris ever break up, she can have her “C” redone to be, oh, I don’t know, the shape of an apple. [NY Post, BellaOnline, Hollywood Backwash, NY Post, UsefulTrivia.com]