"The stars with her children's initials will stay intact," Klum's rep tells PEOPLE of the body art
Heidi Klum is erasing the evidence of her marriage to Seal.
In 2008, Klum, 40, referred to an abstract permanent design on her right inner arm as a commemoration of vow renewal with her singer husband.
“It was our fourth wedding, and we wanted to have our names tattooed together,” the America’s Got Talent judge – who is now dating her bodyguard, Martin Kirsten – said of her body art at the time. “So it’s my husband’s name and our three children – their initials, in the [three] stars.”
Now, Klum, who filed for divorce from Seal, 50, in April 2012 after seven years of marriage, “is in the process of getting her tattoo removed,” a source tells PEOPLE.
As evidenced by recent photos showing the lightened ink on Klum’s arm, “she’s been through a few treatments,” says the source. “The stars with her children’s initials will stay intact.”
• Reporting by MICHELLE TAN