'I’d definitely discourage Scarlet from having tattoos': Mel C admits she regrets her body art and says the Spice Girls are good friends
15:32 GMT, 28 June 2012
She was always referred to as the tomboy of the group and had the clothes and the tattoos to prove it, but it seems Melanie Chisholm regrets some of her Sporty Spice look.
The 38-year-old has admitted that she regrets some of her bold body art and would definitely persuade her daughter not to get any inkings.
Speaking to Good Housekeeping, the brunette said: 'I’d definitely discourage Scarlet from having tattoos. I’m looking into getting some of them removed.
Still smiling: Spice Girl Melanie Chisholm admits that she regrets some of her 11 tattoos
Sporty spice: The brunette said that she would discourage her daughter from getting any body art when she is older
'I think it was a great idea to get rid of them for the magazine photos – I wish you could do it permanently.'
The singer's 11 tattoos include a cross at the top of her left arm, a colourful dragon on her right leg and a Japanese symbol near her right shoulder.
The body art – which Melanie had done during her younger years – may have made her seem rebellious during the Spice Girls height of fame, but the mother-of-one actually admitted that she wishes she'd been more carefree when in the girl back back in the Nineties.
'Of course I have regrets, I wish I
could’ve been more carefree in those days – being so young and
experiencing something so incredible.'
Melanie also stated that despite what reports might suggest, all five of the popular girl group are still close.
friendship has got better with age,' she explained. 'We’ve shared
something so unique that if any of us needed one of the others, we’d be
It's magic! Mel's tattoos were removed for a recent photoshoot but she is considering getting laser surgery
The full interview with Mel can be seen in the August issue of Good Housekeeping
The fivesome were reunited earlier this
week when they came together to promote an upcoming musical which
features their greatest hits.
However, although Mel will always be
remembered as a singer from Britain's best girl group, she's not her
daughter's number one artist.
'If you ask who her favourite singer is, she says Jessie J – Mummy is
her second favourite,' Mel said of three-year-old daughter Scarlet,
whose father is property developer Thomas Starr.
The couple – who have been together for ten years now – are clearly still very much in love, but Mel admits it's hard living with a male.
'I’d like my house to be run with military precision, but unfortunately someone else live there – a man!' she said.
'So he scuppers that. We’re probably a good combination, though, because he’s very spontaneous and I like to be organised.'
But Mel adds that she's enjoying a fresh direction in her life and loves it all being 'a bit bonkers.'
'This year a new door has opened for me, and I’m curious to know what’s going to happen next,' she said.
Still good friends: As they were reunited this week, Mel admits that the Spice Girls' friendship has 'got better with age'
'But doing this feels like my life has gone full circle and I’m back to my original passion – performing.
'For me, it’s about feeling fit and strong. I still love working out, and I did my first triathlon last year. All these new things in my life, from TV to triathlons – it’s all a bit bonkers.'
And it seems she may even consider a role on a talent show in the future but would like to mentor, not judge.
'Judging people isn’t something I’m comfortable with, but mentoring has always appealed to me, because you can help others become better performers,' she added.
Read the full Mel C interview in the August issue of Good Housekeeping, which is on sale Monday July 2.