An Interesting Legal Question: Can You Copyright a Tattoo?

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According to a lawsuit filed against Warner Bros. Entertainment, Inc., a tattoo artist thinks it is very possible.

In his complaint, S. Victor Whitmill alleges that Warner Bros is illegally using a copy of the tattoo he created on the face of boxer Mike Tyson. His court documents show that he registered the copyright and that Tyson signed a release acknowledging that the design was the property of Whitmill’s Paradox-Studio of Dermagraphics.

The tattoo in question is featured on the face of actor Ed Helms in the upcoming film “The Hangover: Part II.” Whitmill has also asked for an injunction to stop the release of the highly anticipated summer movie, scheduled to open Memorial Day Weekend.

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