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    Melanie Griffith Getting Antonio Banderas Tattoo Removed: Actress Has Big Bandage Where It Used to Be

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    Melanie Griffith's right arm is, once again, a blank canvas.

    The actress, who has been spotted with her famous "Antonio" tattoo covered up in various ways since she and Antonio Banderas ended their marriage, appears to be well on her way to a permanent removal.

    Griffith was spotted leaving a skin specialist in West Hollywood yesterday, a bandage over the sizable portion of her shoulder where the tattoo—her now ex-husband's first name surrounded by a heart—used to be.

    The 56-year-old actress attended the Taormina Film Festival last month with the outline of the heart and curlicues still showing but the name faded to almost nothingness.

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    Melanie Griffith, Antonio Banderas, Tattoo Frank Micelotta/Getty Images

    Griffith and Banderas married in London on May 14, 1996. 

    They said in a joint statement announcing their split: "We have thoughtfully and consensually decided to finalize our almost twenty years marriage in a loving and friendly manner honoring and respecting each other, our family and friends and the beautiful time we have spent together - Melanie & Antonio."

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