Johnny Depp's Winona Tattoo & Amber Heard

MAY 31, 2022

Avoid arguing like Johnny Depp and Amber Heard over ex’s tattoos and learn how NAAMA’s tattoo removal and fading can help.

You meet someone, you fall in love, you get their name or a reminder of them inked on your body. It’s an act of impulsive love or maybe it’s a considered decision between the both of you. Perhaps a similar story rings familiar to you?

It definitely does for Johnny Depp, celebrated actor from the likes of Disney franchise Pirates of the Caribbean and Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland, who is currently undergoing a tumultuous libel trial with former partner and actress Amber Heard. Among many arguments, anecdotes, voice recordings and images shared at the courts, the Johnny Depp and Amber Heard trial reveals Amber’s strong dislike for Johnny’s former ‘Winona Forever’ tattoo - a heart dedicated to former twin flame Winona Ryder - that was eventually changed to the touch-in-check line ‘Wino Forever.’

In court Johnny was asked “Are there any tattoos you had that Ms. Heard had an issue with?” He then went into detail about the scroll with the words “Winona Forever” etched forever on his shoulder and how he went on to change it to ‘Wino Forever.’ “I took off the last two letters, and had it say ‘Wino Forever,’” he said sheepishly. But it seems as though Amber still disliked the reminder all the same.

And Amber isn’t alone. Over 13% of people say they hate the tattoos that their spouse/partner has chosen.* It’s no surprise then that 24% of people with tattoos say they would get their tattoo replaced with something that better represents them* today, which is most likely the spark that prompted Johnny to opt for a quick change to his own.

That’s why at NAAMA we offer tattoo fading for a cover up using our skin-safe LightSense™ laser technology. It’s engineered to gently fade tattoos with minimal downtime between sessions, leaving you ready for your next design. Or want a tattoo fully gone? We offer state-of-the-art laser tattoo removal with results in months, not years - perfect for those looking for a change in a timely fashion. We offer treatments at our luxurious contemporary studio in London.

The tattoo drama continues with Johnny mentioning Amber’s persistent request for a tattoo dedicated to her. “She was very encouraging of me getting a tattoo of her name. I waited a while then yes, I did it,” says Johnny. He goes on to say that “Ironically it wasn’t long after that that everything started going sideways.” If Johnny’s reading this, we’re happy to help sort him out for his next removal or cover up.

*According to a recent NAAMA survey.