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Rasheed Wallace sued over tatoo

Feb 16, 2005, 3:46 PM EDT

How the hell can you sue someone over the tattoo on their body?  This is bizzare.  Philly native Rasheed Wallace is getting sued, along with Nike and a few others over ‘Sheeds tattoo which the artist claims he has the copyrights to, or something.

Link: Philadelphia Inquirer | 02/16/2005 | Up in arms over a tattoo.

Reed sued the Gratz High standout, as well as Nike and ad agency Weiden Kennedy, last week in U.S. District Court in Portland. Reed says he inked a drawing of an Egyptian family, complete with shining sun, on Wallace while he played with the Portland Trail Blazers in 1998. Reed, who says he registered the design, alleges copyright infringement after the tattoo showed up in Nike advertising last year.