Mike Tyson Tattoo Artist Suing Warner Bros. Over Tattoo Replica in ‘The Hangover: Part II’

Fans of The Hangover might have to wait a little bit longer before the sequel to the box office smash is released.

Mike Tyson's tattoo artist is suing Warner Bros. over a replica tattoo used in the movie The Hangover: Part II. According to MSNBC.com, S. Victor Whitmill, the man responsible for giving Tyson his signature facial tattoo is seeking an injunction to block the release of the movie because of copyright infringement.

Whitmill claims that he "owns" the artwork put on Tyson's face, therefore the replica design on the face of Ed Helms' character in the film is in direct violation of copyright law.

In a statement filed in a federal court in Missouri on Thursday, Whitmill outlined his specific grievances with the corporation.

"Warner Bros. Entertainment, Inc.– without attempting to contact Mr. Whitmill, obtain his permission, or credit his creation — has copied Mr. Whitmill's Original Tattoo and placed it on the face of another actor … This unauthorized exploitation of the Original Tattoo constitutes copyright infringement," the statement read.

Warner Bros. has yet to release a statement.

To view the trailer for The Hangover: Part 2, see the video below.

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