Mel C recently re-united with the Spice Girls for the Viva Forever musical launch

Mel C hopes her daughter doesn't end up copying her and covering her body in tattoos.

The Spice Girls star, real name Melanie Chisholm, now regrets her own body art and can't bear to think of her beautiful little girl, now 3, ever wanting any skin ink.

'I'd definitely discourage Scarlet from having tattoos,' says Mel, 38. 

'I'm looking into getting some of them removed.'

The singer has 11 designs etched onto her arms, back and one of her legs. During a recent photoshoot, she covered her tattoos up with make-up. 

'I think it was a great idea to get rid of them for the magazine photos,' she tells Good Housekeeping magazine. 'I wish you could do it permanantly.' 

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