In The Hangover: Part II a character is featured with a similar tattoo on his face. S. Victor Whitmill, Tyson’s tattoo artist, asked for the stop of the film’s release.
When Whitmill created the tattoo, he and Tyson agreed that Whitmill would own the artwork and obtain a copyright. But without contacting Whitmill, Warner Brothers let his creation be replicated.
The film was released when it was supposed to, and Warner Brothers modified the design before the movie was released on DVD.
Roger LaDouceur, a tattoo artist in Roanoke, VA announced in November 2015 that he;s suing a restaurant, Macado’s, for a design he’s saying they stole from him.
LaDouceur asked Macado’s to stop using his design, but they refused his request. So he’s suing for all damages and profits the restaurant has received from his design, which includes profits from glass sales, the profits from the drinks served in the glass, and tickets sales from events promoted using his design.