Peter Andre is having a tattoo of his ex-wife Katie Price’s name lasered off his finger.

The Australian singer - who divorced the glamour model last year - has already had his first of three treatments at a clinic in Brighton to remove the inking from his wedding finger, despite previously saying he wouldn’t do it because of his children.

A source told The Sun newspaper: “He did this for himself. Pete didn’t really want it known, so he didn’t make a song and dance about it. But Katie was bound to find out eventually and he knows she’ll be annoyed. Pete wants to move on finally - and removing the tattoo is his way of doing it.”

The 37-year-old star - who has two children, Junior, four, and two-year-old Princess Tiaamii, with Katie and is stepfather to her seven-year-old son Harvey from a previous relationship - reportedly paid £240 for the course of treatment and has been spotted with a plaster around his finger.

Shortly after their split Peter, 37, insisted he wasn’t interested in removing the tattoo.

He said at the time: “Getting rid of my tattoo is nowhere near a priority and I don’t think I will. I don’t want the kids to pick up on any hostilities between us so I need to put them first.”

It is thought Peter may have had a change of heart following Katie’s marriage to cage-fighter Alex Reid.

Katie, 31, also used to have a tattoo on her wrist of her ex-husband’s name, but she had a black cross put through it only a few weeks after their break-up in May 2009.