Melanie Griffith Covers Antonio Banderas Tattoo With 'Mel' Bandage Following Divorce Announcement (PICS)

Melanie Griffith caused a stir over the weekend, when she was photographed with her ‘Antonio’ tattoo covered up by what appeared to be a bandage, suggesting she’s having it removed.

Melanie had the name of her husband Antonio Banderas inked on her arm during their marriage, but after the couple announced back in May that they were splitting up, it seems that the actress has had second thoughts about the tattoo.

Melanie Griffith, covering her 'Antonio' tattoo with what appeared to be a bandage

And just to really drive her 'not getting upset over my divorce just listening to a lot of Pink and generally being fabulous' point home, Melanie showed photographers that in place of her husband's name, she'd written 'Mel' over her bandage in black ink.

We’re thinking either this is a statement of her new-found independence as a single woman… or she’s letting the world know which judge she’s rooting for in the new series of ‘The X Factor’.

A close-up of the bandage shows 'Mel' written over the location of her 'Antonio' tattoo

This isn’t the first time since the announcement of her split that Melanie has had us talking about her tattoo. At an event back in June she had noticeably obscured her ex’s name with clever makeup tricks when she was snapped in yet another sleeveless number.

But Melanie isn’t the only star to wind up regretting having a spouse’s name tattooed on her, as it was reported last week that the artist formerly known as Cheryl Cole is planning to have her ‘Mrs. C’ tattoo removed from the back of her neck, after secretly tying the knot with her new French beau Jean-Bernard Fernandez-Versini.

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