50 Cent is cleaning up his image -- by removing his tattoos!
According to PEOPLE, Fiddy is erasing the ink for his acting career -- because it "cuts down the amount of time I have to spend in makeup covering them up."
While he's de-tatting his arms, he says the giant "50" tattoo on his back isn't going anywhere.
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