Former Married At First Sight star, Cheryl Maitland, has shared to her social media the grueling behind-the-scenes process of getting her tattoo removed.
Sharing to her 150k followers the 26-year-old Gold Coast socialite revealed a large tattoo on her right shoulder that she has been attempting to remove through laser treatments since 2015.
The tattoo, which has only been shown on Cheryl's Instagram account twice, features black calligraphy-style writing with a crown with red-inked love-heart jewels.
In a video clip the former reality star tells: 'So for everyone asking about my tattoo removal, I've been getting it removed for over two years and I only go every couple of months.'
'I don't want any scaring, so I'm doing it super slowly,' she told her fans. 'It said imperfected, which means I think my imperfections are what makes me, but I feel I don't need that on a tattoo to say that anymore, so I just want to get rid of it!'
Cheryl further confessed, 'Yes, it does hurt a lot. It hurts the first time because there's more ink, but less ink you get, the less it hurts and the redness goes away, so it's not so bad.'
After appearing on MAFS, Cheryl began dating Melbourne-based plumber and disgraced former policeman Dean Gibbs.
In 2014, Dean was handed a one-year suspended jail sentence after pleading guilty to drug trafficking, as well as possessing steroids and ecstasy.