Vanishing act: Jessica Alba looks to remove embarrassing neck tattoo

Jessica Alba had the back of her neck tattooed as a 'bonding experience' with her mother and aunt two years ago but it appears she has already tired of the etching.

The noticeably faded daisy and ladybird suggests the 28-year-old star is undergoing laser surgery to get rid of the tacky design.

The cover-up was spotted as the Fantastic Four actress debuted her new red hairstyle while joining a female friend for a manicure session in Beverly Hills yesterday.

Jessica Alba in Beverly Hills with red hair

New look: Jessica Alba showed off her new red hairstyle as she had a manicure in Beverly Hills on Sunday afternoon

Jessica Alba faded neck tattoo Beverly Hills

Fading fast: A design of a ladybird on a daisy can barely be seen on Jessica's neck

Jessica Alba on the red carpet at the New York premiere of 'Awake'

There you see it, soon you won't: Jessica's tattoo was originally green, black and red

Wearing a baggy grey vest and denim shorts, Jessica looked relaxed as she enjoyed her pampering session in a nail bar not far from her mansion, where she lives with husband Cash Warren and their 15-month-old daughter Honor Marie.

The faded nature of the small tattoo on her neck suggests she is in the process of getting her tattoo removed with laser surgery.

Laser surgery takes between three to 15 treatments, which take place at least six weeks apart, to remove all trace of the tattoos.

Jessica's removal of the daisy and ladybird means she will have two remaining tattoos - the Sanskrit word 'Padma' on her wrist and a bow on her lower back.

Jessica Alba in Beverly Hills

Seeing red: Jessica dressed down in a vest and shorts for her pampering session

Jessica Alba on stage during the 2009 Clinton Global Initiative, the event was held at the Sheraton New York Hotel and Towers in New York City

Fleeting blonde: A flaxen-haired Jessica in New York last Thursday

The mother-of-one's dramatic new red hairstyle comes only weeks after she debuted a blonde style.

It is thought her red locks are paving the way for a transition back to her natural brunette colour.

Her outing in LA comes days after she listened to a speech by U.S. President Barack Obama in New York City.

The then-blonde actress joined Alicia Keys and her latest co-star Ashton Kutcher to listen to the talk on global initiatives.

Jessica is currently filming romantic comedy Valentine's Day with Ashton, as well as a second role in crime thriller Machete, which are both due for release next year.

She is also set to resume her role as stripper Nancy Callahan in the Sin City sequel next year.

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