Man with tattoo typo to get laser edit
The misspelled message is to be removed at no cost to Beahm
|CNN's Jeanne Moos takes a look at a tattoo that might get an A in art class, but flunks English. (August 24)
August 26, 1999
Web posted at: 6:53 p.m. EDT (2253 GMT)
EDISON, New Jersey (CNN) -- A New Jersey dermatology center
has agreed to remove for free a misspelled word from a tattoo
on the back of a Woodbridge, New Jersey, man who is planning
legal action against the artist who put it there.
Joseph Beahm, 21, will have the offending word -- which was
supposed to have been "else" but turned out as "elese" --
removed Friday at The Center for Dermatology and Laser
Surgery of the Skin.
On August 7, Beahm paid $100 for the tattoo, which was done
by artist James Kastel at a Boardwalk tattoo parlor called
Body Art World. But what was supposed to read, "Why Not,
Everyone Else Does," turned out, "Why Not, Everyone Elese
Beahm wanted the tattoo parlor to pay $2,100 for laser
surgery to remove the offending word, but Kastel offered only
to cover it up. He contends that Beahm was shown a rendering
of the tattoo -- including the mistake -- before it was
Beahm still plans to sue the tattoo parlor for $20,000,
alleging pain and suffering and breach of contract.
Fix tattoo typo, or else!
August 24, 1999
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