She already stepped out in Taormina, Italy on Monday without her wedding ring from husband of 18 years, Antonio Banderas.
On Tuesday Melanie Griffith appeared to have gone a step further by covering up her Antonio heart tattoo on her right arm with heavy makeup.
The 56-year-old actress was seen smiling as she displayed the altered ink while attending a Film Festival awards ceremony with friend Eva Longoria almost two weeks after filing for divorce from the Expendables 3 star.
Making a statement: Melanie Griffith appeared to have covered up Antonio Banderas’ first name on her heart tattoo as she hit the red carpet of the Taormina Film Festival in Italy on Tuesday
When she was proud of her ink: In 2011 the tattoo was on full display at the Cannes Film Festival; the looker had her arm around Banderas and looked in love
Antonio’s name seems to have been covered with brown makeup in several photographs provided by Getty.
Whether she was sitting or standing, the name looks to have been blurred out in the exact same way suggesting the photo was not tampered with.
The decorative design and heart shape around his name were both still present. But Antonio’s name was very faint and at times almost completely covered.
Off/On: The Body Double star with the tattoo semi-covered on Tuesday (left) and with it intact (right) a week ago
The Working Girl star was last seen showing off the ink a week ago in LA.
It is doubtful she had the name lasered off as it takes several sessions to get such a large tattoo removed.
Griffith, the daughter of Alfred Hitchcock actress Tippi Hedren, first showed off her ink in 1998 at the premiere of Banderas’ film The Mask Of Zorro, which also starred Catherine Zeta-Jones.
She has since proudly displayed the tat at awards shows and charity events.
In 2011 the name was on full display as she put her arm around Antonio at the Cannes Film Festival.
This is the first time the Body Double star has stepped out with the tattoo altered in any way.
She knows what she’s doing: The 56-year-old star made no effort to conceal the altered ink as she talked with friend Eva Longoria on a balcony
Smiling through the pain: The Working Girl actress showed Longoria her cell phone at the festival
The newly single blonde appeared to be in a jovial mood as she stood on a balcony in her sleeveless cheetah-themed cocktail dress – that had a daring sheer neckline – paired with black stockings and heels.
She never tried to hide her arm as she worked the room with her Desperate Housewives actress pal.
The day before the beauty arrived at her hotel in Taormina with her arm covered by a sweater. Again, she seemed to be in good spirits as she talked to her publicist Robin Baum.
The rep did not return calls to MailOnline about the disappearing tattoo.
Some things don’t last forever: Longoria (left), who is divorced from Tony Parker, appears to have been by the bombshell’s side since she announced her divorce from Antonio on June 6
A roaring good time: The Another Day In Paradise actress showed off her animal instincts in a cheetah-themed dress while the Sentinel star stuck with red
It was only announced on June 6 that Melanie had decided to get divorced from Spaniard Antonio due to ‘irreconcilable differences.’
It has been speculated her now estranged husband may have romanced actress Natalie Burn.
However the the dark-haired beauty has denied any involvement, despite being spotted dancing with the Mask Of Zorro favourite while at the Cannes Film Festival.
Side by side: Both Griffith and Longoria are being honored at the festival; they arrived the day before
A profile in courage: The daughter of Tippi Hedren has not yet broken down in public over the end of her 18 year marriage to the Spanish star
Photo time: The friends took pictures of each other as Griffith’s rep sat with hairdresser Jen Paves
All eyes on Eva: While the Nobody’s Fool actress took a snap of Longoria, Longoria took a photo of herself with the audience
Getting carried away: The Shining Through actress smiled as her pal goofed around with her camera
Let’s selfie ourselves: The brunette held out her iPhone as the blonde smiled in a BFF worthy shot
She got hers: Melanie looked on as Eva held her award which she got for her humanitarian efforts
She said: ‘I know he mentioned he had some problems [in his marriage]. In Cannes he was saying that he was trying to fix the marriage.
‘He’s deeply in love with her… In Cannes he was sad which is why he told people and how much he wanted to work it out. When he said it he was upset and obviously going through a rough time.
‘I just told him he should fix whatever is going on and I hope they come to better terms. I think they’re one of those Old Hollywood couples you want to see stay together.’
Pretty in pink: Later in the day, Melanie was seen in a white ensemble with a brightly-coloured bra
Moving on: Despite her troubles, Melanie looked to be in high spirits as she strolled around the streets of Taormina, Italy on Tuesday
Kicking back: The Working Girl actress was spotted enjoying a traditional Italian dish while out with friends for lunch
Releasing some tension: Melanie couldn’t resist a quick nicotine fix as she went to light up a cigarette after lunch
Covered up: When arriving at the festival on Monday with her publicist Robin Baum (right) Melanie covered her tattoo
Pining for her man? It could be argued she was giving subtle clues she was missing the hunky Spaniard
Time for some laser removal? She was showing off her tattoo bearing Antonio Banderas name during her outing