Tattoo artist settles over design in 'Hangover II'

Print version
June 21, 2011, 6:30 a.m. | Lifestyle — by Associated Press
BURBANK, California (AP) — The tattoo artist who sued over Ed Helms' tattoo in "The Hangover Part II" has settled his lawsuit over the design, which resembles the facial ink the artist created for boxer Mike Tyson. Warner Bros. spokesman Paul McGuire said Monday that the movie studio and S. Victor Whitmill amicably resolved their dispute.

McGuire declined to discuss the case further.

In the movie, Helms' character, Stu, wakes up in a Bangkok bathtub to find that he has a brand new facial tattoo.

Whitmill claimed that the filmmakers ripped off the copyrighted pattern that he gave Tyson in 2003 in Las Vegas.

The lawsuit tried to block the film's release, but a judge ruled the film could open as scheduled just two days before it was released May 26. Tyson appeared in the first "Hangover" film.
The Kyiv Post is hosting comments to foster lively public debate through the Disqus system. Criticism is fine, but stick to the issues. Comments that include profanity or personal attacks will be removed from the site. The Kyiv Post will ban flagrant violators. If you think that a comment or commentator should be banned, please flag the offending material.
comments powered by Disqus


© 1995–2016 Public Media

Web links to Kyiv Post material are allowed provided that they contain a URL hyperlink to the material and a maximum 500-character extract of the story. Otherwise, all materials contained on this site are protected by copyright law and may not be reproduced without the prior written permission of Public Media at
All information of the Interfax-Ukraine news agency placed on this web site is designed for internal use only. Its reproduction or distribution in any form is prohibited without a written permission of Interfax-Ukraine.