Mike Tyson's tattoo artist, studio settles lawsuit over design featured in 'Hangover Part 2'
A lawsuit surrounding the tattoo that was featured on actor Ed Helms' face in "The Hangover Part II" has been settled.
A spokesman for Warner Bros. said the movie studio and tattoo artist S. Victor Whitmill amicably resolved their dispute, according to the Associated Press. The terms of the settlement was not released.
In the film, Helms' character, Stu, wakes up in a bathtub in Bangkok on the eve of his wedding with a replica of Mike Tyson's tattoo on his face.
Whitmill, a Missouri man who tattooed Tyson's face in Las Vegas in 2003, sued the film's producers in April and had sought a preliminary injunction, hoping to prevent the footage of Helms sporting the tattoo from being released. A judge denied the request, but allowed the copyright infringement case to move forward. The film opened on May 26, as scheduled.
Tyson appears in both the original "Hangover" film and its sequel, playing himself.
When asked at the Los Angeles premiere what he thought of having Helm sport his tattoo for the movie, Tyson told OnTheRedCarpet.com host Rachel Smith he was "honored."