Remember that clip of Kat Von D getting her ex-fiancé, Jesse James', face tattooed on her ribcage on L.A. Ink? Yeah, we don't either—but we've seen plenty of photos of it after they ended their engagement. Von D inked a replica of his fifth grade school photo a year ago and now, she's getting it removed.

"He had a rough childhood, so to see what he's become from there, it's amazing. That's why I wanted the picture of him as a child, to capture that certain innocence," said on the July 2011 premiere of L.A. Ink.

The tattoo star took to Twitter today to show off her first laser removal session yesterday, tweeting: "AND SO IT BEGINS! First round of tattoo removal well underway! :)"

This should teach everyone that ink does in fact last forever; relationships don't.

[via Twitter]