Nicole Richie Wants ‘Tramp Stamp’ Removed

Nicole Richie’s tramp stamp may be coming to an end. In the first episode of the reality star’s web series Candidly Nicole, the 21-year-old fashionista talked about getting her lower back tattoo.

The lower back tattoos have numerous nicknames, the most tasteful of which is tramp stamp. The least tasteful? Well, let’s just say the first word refers to one’s butt while the second one is “antlers.”

Richie’s new show is the latest in original programming for AOL, which already has 15 new deals for Web series that feature Sarah Jessica Parker, Anthony Anderson, Hank Azaria, and Rocco DiSpirito.

While Nicole Richie may have once thought her tramp stamp tattoo was beautiful, now she refers to it as a “cross going down the crack tattoo.” And in the first webisode, the 31-year-old mother sets out to get the tat removed.

Richie, the adopted daughter of singer Lionel Richie, visits Dr. Tatoff (whose real name is Dr. Will Kirby) to remove the unwanted tattoo. She explained of the decision, “It just means a certain thing, and I don’t want to be part of that group.”

Along the way, Nicole revealed several things, like the fact that she got her first tattoo at age 14, and that she got her tramp stamp at age 16 when she was “and idiot and I didn’t want my parents to see.” Also, Richie learns in the episode that the pain of tattoo removal is worse than having bacon grease splatter on your arm.

But at the end of the episode, Nicole Richie’s tramp stamp remained. Why? Easy. The mom of two doesn’t have time to fit laser tattoo removal into her schedule. Richie explained:

“I think the main reason that I didn’t do it is because I don’t want to wait eight weeks, I don’t want to wait two months in between each process, that’s going to take over a year.”

But if it was a one-time thing? Then the reality star would do it. Until she has more time, or laser tattoo removal can be done in one session, Nicole Richie’s tramp stamp will remain.

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