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Mike Tyson's Tattoo Artist Attempts To Block Launch of 'Hangover 2'

First Posted: 05/02/11 04:35 PM ET Updated: 07/02/11 06:12 AM ET

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He might be a bit past his prime, but angering Mike Tyson is still an incredibly bad idea, as the main characters of the 2009 hit movie The Hangover learned--repeatedly. But should movie stars like Ed Helms (pictured at left) quiver in fear because of Tyson's tattoo artist? The tattooist is trying to block the launch of the sequel with a copyright lawsuit, saying that copying his design onto actor Helms' face is actually a kind of tattoo piracy.
The lawsuit (embedded below) argues that the only authorized version of the tattoo is the one on Mike Tyson's face, and that any other version is a pirated version. It asks the judge to issue an injunction stopping the movie from launching on schedule. The movie is currently slated to be shown in U.S. theaters beginning on Memorial Day weekend, according to The Hollywood Reporter, which first reported the suit.

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