Jill Abramson is learning the hard way that permanent ink is very permanent.
The former executive editor of the Times abruptly left the paper on Wednesday, the Times reports.
The paper said that she is “unexpectedly leaving the position” and being “replaced” by former managing editor Dean Baquet.
The New York Times reported that the reason for the masthead change at the New York Times was “not immediately clear.”
What is immediately clear, however, is that Abramson still has a big fat New York Times “T” on her back and that tattoo removal is both extremely painful and costly.
In an April interview with Out magazine, Abramson said that she has several tattoos on her back, including the paper’s iconic “T.”
“I have two [tattoos] on my back that are the two institutions that I revere, that have shaped me,” she said at the time. “One is unsurprisingly the amazing ‘T’ in The New York Times newspaper. Then I have a Crimson Harvard ‘H’ and that’s for Harvard, and also for my husband Henry, who we met when we were in the same class at Harvard.”