When Nick Cannon got his wife’s first name tattooed across his back as a wedding present in 2008, it was a gesture that perfectly represented their decision to be united forever in holy matrimony. Well, as we all know marriage doesn't always last forever, and lucky for Nick neither do tattoos. In the wake of his pending divorce from Mariah Carey, the TV host and entertainer was spotted with a massive cover-up tattoo yesterday, and it’s a beast.
The original tattoo was already huge, so it only makes sense that Cannon had to go really big to effectively cover all traces of his “Mariah” ink. The new, highly-detailed piece depicts Jesus on the cross, with a dove and heavenly light detail doing most of the work to cover up his former wife’s name. Mariah also got a tattoo in honor of her husband—the words “Mrs. Cannon” inside a butterfly on her lower back. No word on whether she’s covered hers up yet, but if she decides to it’ll definitely be a quicker job than Nick’s was.
Check out Nick and Mariah in happier times below, with the original tattoo on display in all its (former) glory.