Brad Pitt's life can be divided into the pre- and post-Angie eras.
Pre-Jolie Brad projected an every man vibe, even though he was far more wealthy and attractive than 99.9% of the other every men.
After he got together with Jolie, however, some noticeable changes in the Pitt persona occurred almost immediately.
Some were good - Brad seemed to become more socially conscious, more willing to speak his mind on political matters, and less likely to pop up on NBC sitcoms that were nowhere near as good as Seinfeld, no matter what your one friend says.
Some changes, however, were a bit more confusing.
Brad took on a more serious, "actorly" vibe in interviews.
He began gravitating toward more capital "I" Important projects, and adopting a style of dress that can best be described as Depp-light.
And of course, there were the tattoos.
Angelina's tattoos have been on frequent display since the early days of her fame, but if Brad had tatts pre-Angie, they were always covered up.
After he started dating Jolie, Pitt quickly became rather heavily-inked, and many of his tats pay tribute to the mother of his children.
According to reports from several media outlets, Brad has Angie's birthday scrawled on his "groin," some "squiggles" on his back that Jolie doodled while they were lying naked in bed, matching ink from a Thai monk meant to "bind them spiritually," and the geographical coordinates of Angie's birthday.
If you've been anywhere near the Internet or a supermarket checkout line in the past eight months, then you're no doubt aware that Pitt and Jolie are getting divorced.
Not only that, Brad says he's sober now after decades of substance abuse.
So it's no great shock that he'd want to put the past away and move on as quickly as possible.
Not surprisingly, he considers removing or covering up all his Angie tattoos as part of that process.
“He’s making appointments to remove the tattoos he got for Angie,” one insider tells Star magazine.
“He’s ready for a fresh start and wants that reflected on his skin.”
The source adds:
“It’s going to take at least a year to get rid of them, and they’ll leave scars,” adds the source.
“He may just cover them up, but he has so many about Angie, he’ll end up needing a lot of huge pieces.”
So, new ink, new Brad?
Maybe he'll even get back to dating third-rate sitcom stars.
We hear Kaley Cuoco is available.
And by that we mean she's dating someone, but she'd probably make herself available for Brad freakin' Pitt, ya know?