Wood Plans to Cover Up Beatles Tattoo

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Wednesday, September 26, 2007; 7:37 PM

NEW YORK -- Evan Rachel Wood says she enjoyed filming "Across the Universe" so much, she had a tattoo inked in tribute to the Beatles-themed musical romance. Now the 20-year-old actress plans to get the tattoo covered up "because nobody can figure out what it is," she tells People magazine in its Oct. 8 issue.

"It's supposed to be a strawberry with leaves in the shape of a bird, but everybody says, `Is that a ferret sticking out of an apple?'"

Wood says she has three tattoos. Her favorite is the one she received on Valentine's Day from her boyfriend, 38-year-old goth rocker Marilyn Manson.

"It's a lightning bolt _ for David Bowie, who inspired me to act and sing _ and a black heart," she says. "That was my present (from Manson). Somebody came to the house. We both got black hearts. It represents mad love."

Wood says her parents aren't OK with the tattoos.

"It took me a while to tell my mom about this last one," she says. "But she's cool with it now. I even told her I was getting the Beatles one covered up. She's like, `Great, just call me when you're done.'"


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