Miss Alba Regrets: Jessica reveals remorse over body ink while stressing 'tattoos are forever'
Jessica Alba got several tattoos when she was in her twenties.
But these days the 35-year-old actress is not as happy with the ink, she told the September issue of Allure.
'I'm not into them now the way that I was,' she conceded to the magazine, saying at another point: 'Understand that tattoos are forever.'
Tat's not her style now: In the September issue of Allure, Jessica Alba revealed she regrets having gotten her tattoos
'I'm not into them now the way that I was': Alba covered this year's September issue of Allure and revealed therein that she regrets her tattoos
The actress advised: 'You're never going to be in the same place emotionally and mentally at 18 that you are at 20 or 25 or 30.
'Something that's meaningful to you when you're younger is not going to be meaningful to you five years later,' she explained.
In 2007, she'd gotten a ladybird and daisy inked onto the back of her neck as part of a 'bonding experience' with her mother and aunt. She also has the Sanskrit word 'Padma,' meaning 'Sacred Lotus,' tattooed onto her right wrist.
Last October, while appearing on The Late Late Show With James Corden, she let slip somewhat ruefully that she had a 'tramp stamp' of a bow on her lower back. 'You know what?' she said. 'I was going through a breakup.'
The host promptly deduced the meaning: 'It's a gift!' Melting into laughter, the Dark Angel star said, 'It's really bad.'
The Honest Company, which Alba co-founded in 2012, has a beauty wing that includes skincare and makeup. Something of an aficionada in this area now, she shared a few other tips with the magazine.
Inked: On the left is her flowers tattoo on the back of her neck and on the right is a tattoo of the Sanskrit word 'Padma,' meaning 'Sacred Lotus'
'It's a gift!': During an appearance on The Late Late Show With James Corden last year she discussed the 'tramp stamp' of a bow on her lower back
One was: 'You don't need a full face of makeup.' She revealed that as a younger woman: 'I used to use a foundation stick and just rub it all over my face, and then I would break out. Then I would wear more makeup to cover the breakout. The most important foundation is great skin.'
Though she parroted the now conventional wisdom that tanning beds are inadvisable, she did admit: 'I remember it was a trend, and we all used to do it. You put the sticker on to see how dark you got.' She reminisced: 'I would go to my cousins' dances, like the Sadie Hawkins dance, and we would get a fake tan before.'
Confessing that her hands 'are the things that look not-my-age,' she said she would have urged her younger self to 'use sunscreen and lotion liberally' and to 'wear gloves. Back in the day, if I was washing dishes or doing any housework that used a detergent, my hands got ruined.'
Not wasting an opportunity to plug Honest Beauty, she added: 'Now, I have more gentle products so people don't need to use gloves, but back then I didn't have that.'
Backstage: The Paloma native also appeared in a behind-the-scenes video of her Allure photoshoot
How to succeed: The style advice she gave in the magazine included staying away from tanning beds
'You don't need a full face of makeup': She also related how overusing foundation caused her skin to break out
More stylish than ever: The Into The Blue star wowed in a pink dress as she left her NYC hotel on Thursday morning
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