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OTRC: Megan Fox opens up about tattoo removal on Marilyn Monroe ink

Megan Fox arrives at the Golden Globe Awards on January 16, 2011./Megan Fox arrives at the Teen Choice Awards on August 9, 2009. (AP Photo / Matt Sayles)

Megan Fox, 24, has opened up about her ongoing tattoo removal of the Marilyn Monroe portrait on her right forearm.

"I'm removing it," Fox told Italian fashion magazine Amica. "It is a negative character, as she suffered from personality disorders and was bipolar. I do not want to attract this kind of negative energy in my life."

In the past, Fox has touted her similarities to the sex symbol, once saying that she was afraid she might die early like the screen legend.

"I basically read every book ever written about Marilyn Monroe," Fox told Wonderland magazine in 2009. "I could end up like that because I constantly struggle with the idea that I think I'm a borderline personality - or that I have bouts of mild schizophrenia. I definitely think I have some kind of mental problem and I haven't pinpointed what it is."

In April, OnTheRedCarpet.com reported that "Transformers" actress' ink showed signs of fading at the Golden Globe Awards and appeared increasingly faint at more recent appearances. The above photo shows Fox's tattoo at the Golden Globe awards in January and before treatment, at the 2009 at the Teen Choice Awards.

Fox still has several tattoos that haven't been touched, including "We will all laugh at gilded butterflies" on her right shoulder, which is a quote from Shakespeare's "King Lear" and "there once was a little girl who never knew love until a boy broke her heart" on her ribs.

Several celebrities have removed tattoos - especially those who had their significant other's name inked on them, such as Denise Richards and Charlie Sheen and former married couple Angelina Jolie and Billy Bob Thornton. Johnny Depp famously had his Winona Ryder tribute tattoo "Winona Forever" partially removed to read, "Wino Forever."

Fox will appear next in director Jennifer Westfeldt's ("Kissing Jessica Stein") comedy, "Friends with Kids" alongside the director's husband Jon Hamm ("Mad Men"), Kristen Wiig and Adam Scott.

The actress is currently filming "This is Forty," Judd Apatow's spin-off of the 2007 movie "Knocked Up." In the new movie, Paul Rudd and Leslie Mann, who is also Apatow's wife, will reprise their characters as a long time married couple facing relationship woes.

The film also stars John Lithgow, Chris O'Dowd, Albert Brooks, "Knocked Up" actors Jason Segel and Charlyne Yi and Melissa McCarthy, who starred in the Apatow produced film "Bridesmaids" and Ava Sambora, daughter of actress Heather Locklear and Bon Jovi guitarist Richie Sambora.

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