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Mark Wahlberg takes his children to watch tattoo removal

WENN, Monday, February 20, 2012, 12:06am (PST)
  • Mark Wahlberg took his kids to watch his tattoo removal session in a bid to dissuade them from indulging in body art.

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    The actor decided to get rid of his "six or seven" inkings before he started shooting boxing movie "The Fighter" in 2010 to avoid sitting in the make-up chair for hours having them covered them up.

    The actor decided to take his two eldest children along with him to watch the painful removal process in a bid to make sure they stay away from tattoos in the future.

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    He tells the "Today" show, "(All the tattoos) have meaning to me, but it's both personal and professional. I don't want my kids getting tattoos. And I wanted them to be (removed) by the time I did 'The Fighter' because putting make-up on and covering them up has always been a pain in the butt. I've taken my two older kids to the procedure so they see how painful it is and what I have to go through."

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