"The stars with her children's initials will stay intact," Klum's rep tells PEOPLE of the body art

By People Staff
Updated June 24, 2013 05:45 PM
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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