An Iconic Tattoo Fades
As ’90s Baywatch star Pamela Anderson starts to fade from the lime light, so does her barbed wire tattoo, a symbol of her earlier acting days.
Anderson got the tattoo on her left bicep in 1995 while shooting the film Barb Wire. No shock there.
“The makeup people were going to paint this on my arm every day, but I had a tattoo artist just sketch it on me and I wore it around for a half day to see how it looked,” Anderson told the Los Angeles Times at the time. ”I decided I’d just go ahead and get it done. I love it. I think it’s very feminine, for barbed wire.”
Apparently now she has some regrets. Seen at the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas on April 12, the tattoo looked more like a faded scar than ink, clearly in the process of being removed.
It seems Anderson couldn’t come up with a clever plan to fix this tattoo like she did with her ”Tommy Lee.” When she divorced the Motley Crue drummer in 1998, she replaced “Tommy” with “Mommy.”