By Christie D'Zurilla
5:49 PM CST, December 7, 2012
Kat Von D was feeling the burn Friday morning as she began laser tattoo removal on ink of a young Jesse James' face, sharing shots of the action via Twitter and Instagram.
"I get to start the day off with some good ol' tattoo laser removal! #ouchville #sillytattoos #creatingjobs :)," the tattoo artist wrote, following up with a picture of herself wearing protective eyewear and then a montage, above right, of the laser in action on her former fiance's fifth-grade grin.
"AND SO IT BEGINS!," she said. "First round of tattoo removal well underway! :) #freshstart."
Kat, who broke up with Jesse — then got back together with him, then broke up again — back in 2011, had said she would keep the ink even after she ditched the guy, who she said cheated on her with 19 women in the year they were together. She's apparently had a change of heart.
She'd surprised him with the tattoo, which for now is on her ribcage, in the course of shooting her now-defunct reality show, "L.A. Ink."