Nicole Richie: I'd Like To Remove My 'Butt Crack Cross' Tramp Stamp

04/30/2013 at 05:28 PM ET

If you ever wanted to watch The Simple Life with Paris Hilton on mute — because Nicole Richie is just that hilarious — have we got good news for you.

The Fashion Star judge (and mom of two) let cameras follow her around for a new AOL web series, #CandidlyNicole, comprising 20 vignettes based on her delightful Twitter account.

In the debut episode, Richie visits L.A.’s Dr. Tattoff tattoo removal clinic to see how hard it would be to get rid of the “tramp stamp” (her words!) she got as a teenager.

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“I was 16 and an idiot and didn’t want my parents to see, you know?” she tells the doctor, adding in an aside, “It just means a certain thing and I don’t want to be part of that group.”

We’d tell you more, but we think Richie says it best in her own words. Warning: If you’re watching at work, you may find your coworkers asking why those Excel spreadsheets are so hilarious.

Tell us: Are you excited to watch the rest of #CandidlyNicole?

–Alex Apatoff

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kitty62862 on

She has grown up and matured so well since she became a Mom. She hasn’t lost herself, she grew up, and I am happy for her.

kitty62862 on

To answer a question from another poster:

A “tramp stamp” is specifically a tattoo, right above the split in your backside.

When you bend or stretch, and your shirt and pants gap, the tramp stamp draws attention to looking down your pants.

Mar on

She’s cute! I really like how she’s matured with age, settled down but still knows how to have a good time. I think the clip was lighthearted and fun.

me on

Can I please have that 4&1/2 minutes back to my life? Nicole Richey is just a rich b!tch. Not impressed with her and I didn’t laugh once.

Brandi on

Lol I totally understand how she feels about her tattoo. We’re the same age and I remember that period in time where it was incredibly trendy, rebellious and fun for girls to get tattoos on their lower backs like that. I remember being in high school and seeing so many girls I knew showing off their new tramp stamps that they were keeping a secret from their parents and families. I went through a pretty wild “body modification” phase that started when I was 18 and my first tattoo was a tramp stamp across my back. It was very spur-of-the-moment and trendy, lol not thought out at all and ended up being one of my only regrets as well as an expensive, long and painful lesson to learn when I became very unhappy with it and had to go through laser removal sessions (I had to have it lightened at the age of 28 to make it possible to eventually have it turned into a tattoo that was planned and extremely meaningful to me). I’m so glad I went through the experience though because it did teach me that tattoos aren’t like other accessories that can be easily discarded when they are no longer “cool” and should be a process that includes researching potential tattoo artists, their work, tattooing practices, and picking a tattoo that really means something to you and represents you down to the core. I’m seeing a lot more of shows and stories in the media that depict people that got tattoos for various reasons and regret them and I think it’s good to put that out there so people (especially younger people) can see the downside of getting tattoos on a whim and gives them something to really think about. Kudos to Nicole for sharing her story :) I think tattoos are such a beautiful form of self-expression but should be something you really invest a lot of time and effort into as they stay with you for a lifetime <3

BigBrotherFan on

Will from Big Brother :P

Vee on

I didn’t find the video funny. It’s too bad that she is so impatient. If as she claimed the tat makes her feel bad about herself then it would be worth the time. If she just said that for the video that’s a different story.

linda on

I was contemplating getting a tattoo 15 years and got this advice from an older friend who had several:
Get a picture of the tattoo you want to get and post it somewhere you look everyday (bathroom mirror, next to TV, by computer, etc…) If after a year you still enjoy looking at it, then get it. If not, it isn’t for you.
I thought a year was a long time to wait but it is nothing compared to the lifetime you will have it or lengthy removal.
Glad I didn’t do it. Many people should really think beforehand of the impacts and appearance down the road. FYI you don’t see many CEOs or drs all tatted up.

Melissa on

Love her she’s grown up and classy!! Get it done girrrrrl!! Woohoo!

Hillary on

Isn’t the guy with the neck tattoo Keith Garsee? He has a TV show called “The Melt.” He’s hilarious!!

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