Johnny Depp has changed his tattoo for Amber Heard from "Slim" to "Scum".

The 53-year-old actor had gotten the word "Slim", a nickname for Amber, 30, inked on the knuckles of his right hand during happier times but after the actress filed for divorce in May, Johnny altered it to spell out "Scum".

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Johnny also has a tattoo of Amber's likeness on his right bicep but appears to have covered it up with dark ink.

Fans first noticed the L in Johnny Depp's tattoo was curved into a C. Photo / Youtube
Fans first noticed the L in Johnny Depp's tattoo was curved into a C. Photo / Youtube

This isn't the first time Johnny has been left with an embarrassing tattoo following the end of a relationship.

In 1993, after he and Winona Ryder split, he changed his "Winona Forever" inking to 'Wino Forever'.

Meanwhile, Amber filed for divorce in May and she claimed in court that her decision was prompted by Johnny physically attacking her with an iPhone, leaving her with a bruised eye.

In court documents, Amber alleged that, "during the entirety of our relationship, Johnny has been verbally and physically abusive to me. I endured excessive emotional, verbal and physical abuse from Johnny, which has included angry hostile, humiliating and threatening assaults to me whenever I questioned his authority or disagreed with him".

The actress was granted a temporary restraining order, which instructs Johnny to remain 100 yards away from his wife at all times.

The pair - who met on the set of 2011 film "The Rum Diary" - are not thought to have put a pre-nuptial agreement in place before they wed in February 2015 in Los Angeles, followed by another ceremony in the Bahamas.

Johnny previously divorced his first wife, make-up artist Lori Anne Allison, in 1985 after just two years of marriage and he split from French actress partner Vanessa Paradis - the mother of his two children - in 2012 after 14 years together.

Amber was in a three-year relationship with girlfriend Tasya van Ree until 2011.

Johnny has denied all of Amber's allegations.