Melanie Griffith has a problem ... she's divorcing the husband whose name is emblazoned on her arm and she wants it removed ... which takes time, so Melanie has now figured out a shortcut.
Antonio Banderas' soon-to-be ex-wife is sitting for photos right now in NYC. She's doing a magazine spread showcasing her newly decorated Central Park West apartment.
Sources connected with the shoot tell TMZ ... Melanie has laid down the law -- Antonio MUST be Photoshopped out.
Our sources say Melanie -- who used makeup to cover the tattoo last week -- plans on having it lasered off, but has yet to find the time.