Bikinis and mini-skirts may be commonplace in the Western world, but the Middle-East is a slightly different story. Countries like Saudi Arabia and Iran enforce strict modesty laws on women in keeping with Islamic tradition, and prohibit any skin other than the face and hands from showing. These restrictions even apply to Britney and Madonna, as it turns out.

Wearing sexy, revealing clothing is a great way to sell pretty much anything in North America. When these steamy images make their way into Islamic territories via media and advertisements, however, they're required to be toned down before they can be released to the public. In most cases, religious police in charge of censorship - known as mutaween - just take a big old Sharpie to Mariah's midriff or Shakira's shoulders. Recently, however, they've started to get a little creative with Photoshop, and even made headlines last week for replacing a woman in a pool ad with a beach ball. A+ for effort!

Check out the best, the worst, and the funniest edited images for sensitive audiences below, and just try to tell us that J-Lo isn't totally rocking those permanent marker pants.

#1

Christina Aguilera - Lotus

Christina Aguilera - Lotus

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coffee zombie
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3 years ago

This cover up looks better than the others.

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#2

Mariah Carey - #1's

Mariah Carey - #1's

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Bianka Nagy
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3 years ago

I need this magic trick to hide my double chin on photos! :D

LizzyM
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3 years ago

A VERY fluffy kitty will do the trick it seems

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Clare McDuff
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3 years ago

This doesn't seem right. So much more of her pussy is showing in the second pic 😹

Melissa Nunya
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3 years ago

Slow clap ;)

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nameme the undieing
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3 years ago

the cat is a alien monster slowly consuming her body he has constricted his body around her like I python by the time they got to the mid east by the time they reach china it will be all cat

Sherlock Holmes
Community Member
3 years ago

Cat has used EXPAND. It's very effective!

Kristaps Sungailis
Community Member
3 years ago

This is poster for upcoming film - "Cat blob" - when assimilation is to soft to resist. Staring Mariah carey and Mr. fluffy pants

Nishant Sonowal
Community Member
3 years ago

Too

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Jennifer Jenkins
Community Member
3 years ago

That's one giant fucking cat

Dima Less
Community Member
3 years ago

The progression of the cat lichen expansion in 2 stages

Macky Pamintuan
Community Member
3 years ago

Murder cat is adorable.

Jakki Wetherall
Community Member
3 years ago

Sad, not even allowed to see naked shoulders!

Jane Eyre
Community Member
3 years ago

This one doesn't even make sense ... is the kitten melting?

Jane Eyre
Community Member
3 years ago

This one doesn't even make sense! Is that kitten melting

John Doe
Community Member
3 years ago

The cat grew on Mariah.

Kikka io
Community Member
3 years ago

is not a cat, is a tribolo

SexyDivitModel
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3 years ago

https://www.boredpanda.com/goa-female-escorts-about-independent-escorts-services/

Cynthia Decker
Community Member
3 years ago

Fluffalanche

Glenna Wheatley
Community Member
3 years ago

You totally forgot to cover her HAIR! It drives Muslim men CRAZY so women have to cover it.

Ashley Doherty
Community Member
3 years ago

Thats a large white cat!

Oscar
Community Member
3 years ago

WTF XD

JoSta Urban
Community Member
3 years ago

Wow that's one seriously big cat...

Iris Chacón
Community Member
3 years ago

That's a big pussy

Tron 0
Community Member
3 years ago

One big furry cat.

Mistrz Varflock
Community Member
3 years ago

Whoah, that's an amazingly fluffy cat.

Michel Angelo
Community Member
3 years ago

The cat is absorbing her!

giovanna
Community Member
3 years ago

Cat overload

Genevieve Gates
Community Member
3 years ago

Wow, I want the cat in the 2nd image!

Oliver Gloxin
Community Member
3 years ago

Obese cat to the rescue!

Susan Stella
Community Member
3 years ago

Haha very fluffy cat!

Allana Rose
Community Member
3 years ago

That's one furry pussycat!!

LSR
Community Member
3 years ago

This one is worse. Her pussy is so big it reaches her chin!

Maja Lange
Community Member
3 years ago

LOL

Anubha Modi
Community Member
3 years ago

If naked arms are also obscene or vulgar (however they like to describe it) then Why didn't they even covered the face?? 😱😨

Linda Brown
Community Member
3 years ago

I do like the first one better, second one too much of an exaggeration of the kitty

Allison Woodfill
Community Member
3 years ago

That's right no skin showing

Alberto Curutchet
Community Member
3 years ago

That's a big pussy...

Lorin Mihai
Community Member
3 years ago

LOL.. that cat is eating Mariah! Someone help her! xD

Seong Jin
Community Member
3 years ago

That cat is FLUFFY

Shiritoru
Community Member
3 years ago

Does the cat choke her?

Cheryl Fontaine
Community Member
3 years ago

If that's Mariah Carey I'll eat my desk.

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#3

Pool Ad

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Valentina
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3 years ago

So...in the Middle East it is OK for Winny the Pooh to marry Barney and adopt/have 3 surrogate kids! Legendary!!

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#4

Shakira - Oral Fixation

Shakira - Oral Fixation

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boredhuman
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3 years ago

this could be a ladyshave commecial. after and before...

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#5

Justin Bieber - Purpose

Justin Bieber - Purpose

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Naima Ivansdóttir
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3 years ago

MUCH better

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#6

Britney Spears - Oops!...I Did It Again

Britney Spears - Oops!...I Did It Again

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Naima Ivansdóttir
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3 years ago

much better - why add ridiculously shopped tops and clothes?

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#7

Christina Aguilera - Stripped

Christina Aguilera - Stripped

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Bianka Nagy
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3 years ago

Christina Aguilera - Dressed

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#8

Lady Gaga - Do What U Want

Lady Gaga - Do What U Want

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ADHORTATOR
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3 years ago

Do what u want - the answer is NO!

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#9

Nirvana - Nevermind

Nirvana - Nevermind

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didi
Community Member
3 years ago

I have 2 cassette tapes of this album from the early 90s in Saudi: one with white shorts and the other with black ones!

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#10

Miley Cyrus - Bangerz

Miley Cyrus - Bangerz

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Shiritoru
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3 years ago

Rebellious nun. :))

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#11

Mariah Carey - Butterfly

Mariah Carey - Butterfly

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Chalie
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3 years ago

Well, they tried...

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#12

Britney Spears Greatest Hits: My Prerogative

Britney Spears Greatest Hits: My Prerogative

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Anni
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3 years ago

Jon Snow

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#13

Jennifer Paige - Jennifer Paige

Jennifer Paige - Jennifer Paige

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M O'Connell
Community Member
3 years ago

At least it's done better than many of the others. And it's a legit style. I probably wouldn't have noticed.

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#14

Rihanna's Perfume Ad In Kuwait

Rihanna's Perfume Ad In Kuwait

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Nora
Community Member
3 years ago

the second one looks bettee

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#15

Lady Gaga - Artpop

Lady Gaga - Artpop

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Adogcalledkitty
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3 years ago

But you can see her shoulder! 😱

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#16

Riana Grande - My Everything

Riana Grande - My Everything

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Darthsofia
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3 years ago

I wish they could fix her huge shoe instead

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#17

Censored Floaties In Saudi Arabia

Censored Floaties In Saudi Arabia

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ADHORTATOR
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3 years ago

The guy who imports broad sharpies must be billionaire!

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#18

Lady Gaga - The Remix

Lady Gaga - The Remix

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Tijana Skrbic
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3 years ago

Lol even the headlines are changed

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#19

Gisele Bundchen's H&M Ad Campaign Censored For Middle East

Gisele Bundchen's H&M Ad Campaign Censored For Middle East

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Dima Less
Community Member
3 years ago

Lol, can someone please explain me why make an Ad campaign for the countries where nobody will be allowed to wear this shit?

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#20

Madonna - Hard Candy

Madonna - Hard Candy

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Jess Gore
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3 years ago

They forgot to put a bag over her head.

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#21

Toni Braxton - More Than A Woman

Toni Braxton - More Than A Woman

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Bianka Nagy
Community Member
3 years ago

More than a woman, less than a man, apparently... go ahead, give me all the thumbs down :)

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#22

Mariah Carey - The Art Of Letting Go

Mariah Carey - The Art Of Letting Go

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Hannah Garner
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3 years ago

Honestly, looks better the second way..

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#23

Kylie Minogue - Light Years

Kylie Minogue - Light Years

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Kane Cheung
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3 years ago

Mystique

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#24

Geri Halliwell - Scream If You Wanna Go Faster

Geri Halliwell - Scream If You Wanna Go Faster

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Its da Latest
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3 years ago

Flash?

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#25

Jennifer Lopez - On The 6

Jennifer Lopez - On The 6

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Kane Cheung
Community Member
3 years ago

Someone painted every album cover?

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#26

Melanie B - Hot

Melanie B - Hot

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Dima Less
Community Member
3 years ago

Melanie B - Not that hot

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#27

Shakira - Shakira

Shakira - Shakira

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Vickie Martin
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3 years ago

Can't make Shakira look bad.

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#28

Mariah Carey - #1's

Mariah Carey - #1's

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Yezid Puerto
Community Member
3 years ago

that 70's album

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#29

Back Cover Of Taylor Swift's 'Speak Now'

Back Cover Of Taylor Swift's 'Speak Now'

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Anni
Community Member
3 years ago

Yes, dark blue the obvious choice...

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#30

Gloria Estefan - Abriendo Puertas

Gloria Estefan - Abriendo Puertas

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Zenozenobee
Community Member
3 years ago

Come on! the original one was way less provocative than the Lady Gaga remix cover after they added strips!

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#31

Mariah Carey - Glitter

Mariah Carey - Glitter

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3ke
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3 years ago

More SPARKLES!

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#32

Katy Perry - One Of The Boys

Katy Perry - One Of The Boys

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Vickie Martin
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3 years ago

No kidding...she can kiss a girl and like it but not be seen in shorts ahahaha

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#33

Toni Braxton - The Heat

Toni Braxton - The Heat

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Corinne Wiedemann
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3 years ago

This one actually isn't too bad

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#34

Clarks Ad In Kuwait On The Left (It Is Allowed To Show Knees And Women Without A Headscarf) And In Saudi Arabia On The Right (It's Not Allowed)

Clarks Ad In Kuwait On The Left (It Is Allowed To Show Knees And Women Without A Headscarf) And In Saudi Arabia On The Right (It's Not Allowed)

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Celeste Spaniel
Community Member
3 years ago

Now it looks like she has giant feet too! :P

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#35

Sex Pistols - Flogging A Dead Horse

Sex Pistols - Flogging A Dead Horse

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Shauday Smith
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3 years ago

sex pistols got in there?

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#36

Britney Spears - Circus

Britney Spears - Circus

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Vickie Martin
Community Member
3 years ago

Ughly

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#37

Mariah Carey - Mariah Carey

Mariah Carey - Mariah Carey

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Tiu Tau Tilhi
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3 years ago

This one makes it look like they gave her a boobjob, as well!

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#38

Shakira - Laundry Service

Shakira - Laundry Service

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Kate Brannan
Community Member
3 years ago

Strange that women in the music business have to get their baps out and show this much skin when thr same isnt expected of men. Not saying skin censorship is the way, however. We need to ask ourselves, why? Oh yeah, sex sells. And i thought that it was the music which spoke for itself. Obv im muchos wrong, wrong, wrong xx

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#39

Mariah Carey - Rainbow

Mariah Carey - Rainbow

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Shauday Smith
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3 years ago

they gave her capris! inconceivable!

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#40

Rihanna - Unapologetic

Rihanna - Unapologetic

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Ariane Galloway
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3 years ago

From "Unapologetic" to "A Little Apologetic" :P

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#41

Britney Spears - Britney

Britney Spears - Britney

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Hallak65
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3 years ago

Her arms look wierd.

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#42

This Huge Advertisement With Blurred Woman's Face In A Mall Of Jeddah

This Huge Advertisement With Blurred Woman's Face In A Mall Of Jeddah

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Marie
Community Member
3 years ago

So sad

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#43

Shakira - She Wolf

Shakira - She Wolf

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Talise Snyder
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3 years ago

"Oriental Edition?"

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#44

Censored Marie Claire Magazine In Saudi Arabia

Censored Marie Claire Magazine In Saudi Arabia

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Sarah Lennie
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3 years ago

Seriously, what's the point?

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#45

Solid Harmonie - I'll Be There For You

Solid Harmonie - I'll Be There For You

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Hallak65
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3 years ago

Give a like, if you heard about this band before. Only 90s kids will remember :D

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#46

Tlc - Unpretty

Tlc - Unpretty

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Kate Brannan
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3 years ago

This is the first iv ever heard about this Sharpie form of fashiom. Maybe its cos... As long as the records are getting sold, no artist actually really minds. Lesson learned= money is the real religion of the masses x

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#47

Demi Lovato - Demi

Demi Lovato - Demi

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Αδαμαντία Αδαμαντία
Community Member
3 years ago

They also hide the cross!

#48

Mariah Carey - Emotions

Mariah Carey - Emotions

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Corinne Wiedemann
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3 years ago

This one makes no sense

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#49

Hasna - Bamba

Hasna - Bamba

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Aubrie Allen
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3 years ago

It's actually kinda cute the way she wore it in the second pic.

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