The Spice Girl expressed her hope that her own daughter Scarlet will not follow in her footsteps and have her body inked.
The 38-year-old said: "I'd definitely discourage Scarlet from having tattoos."
She said of her own body art: "I'm looking into getting some of them removed."
Speaking to Good Housekeeping, she confessed that she thought it was a good idea to have them covered up by make-up in magazine pictures, adding: "I wish you could do it permanently."
Mel C has 11 different designs on her arms, back and one of her legs.