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How's this for irony: Hayden Panettiere is getting a tattoo removed that says "Live without regrets."

Judging by new bikini photos from over the weekend, it looks like the 24-year-old actress is in the middle of erasing the body ink from her bod.

So far, the former "Heroes" star has the first two words of her "Vivere senza rimpianti" mantra partially removed already. 

The word that remains, "rimipianti," is actually misspelled -- as it should be "rimpianti" in Italian.

"It’s not that you don’t regret things in life, but you at least try to learn from them," she told Glamour about her tatt back in May. "It’s misspelled too, so I literally have to live by that advice."

No word on why she's getting it removed.

Hayden has been fueling engagement rumors for months though after she was spotted wearing a BIG ring on her ring finger. So far, so confirmation from her or boyfriend Wladimir Klitschko ... but maybe she's trying to get it erased before the ceremony?

Check out more stars with tattoos in the gallery above -- who else should get a few erased?

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