The actress has had one laser removal session, but hopes the ink will disappear on its own

By Kate Hogan
Updated March 06, 2012 09:00 PM

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Marilyn Monroe may be in this season, but Megan Fox wants her gone.

The actress — who’s “over” the Monroe tattoo she’s had on her right forearm for the last several years — is in the process of removing the ink, but admits it’s slow-going. Asked when her tattoo will be gone, she told PEOPLE, “When I have the nerve to go and get my next laser treatment.”

Speaking to reporters in New York Monday night at the People StyleWatch and Cinema Society screening of her new film, Friends with Kids, she said that the tattoo removal process (she’s been to one session so far) is “extremely painful.”

Luckily, she has someone who feels her pain: husband Brian Austin Green. “We’re both removing tattoos that we don’t necessarily need anymore,” he shared. “It sucks — it’s not fun at all.”

Fox has covered her ink with makeup when shooting films in recent months, but she’s also experimented with an alternative removal system, as well. “I’m trying to absorb the ink just through willpower, trying to make it go away on its own,” she joked. “And it’s kind of working!”

–Jeffrey Slonim