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Chicago woman sues over backwards White Sox tattoo

Oct 8, 2010, 1:49 PM EDT

Three months ago Eugenia Bebis went into Mystic Tattoo Art and Body Piercing in Chicago looking to get the White Sox’s logo tattooed on her outer thigh.
Yesterday she filed a lawsuit against the tattoo parlor and artist Micah St. John because … well, he put the logo on backwards.
In the suit the 20-year-old Bebis alleges that she “has had to undergo extensive laser tattoo removal procedures, will require further procedures in the future, and will also require a different, larger tattoo to cover up the laser-faded backwards tattoo at issue.”
She’s seeking damages of $50,000, which seems like an awful lot when the whole thing really boils down to someone saying, “I intended to make a big mistake, but you guys screwed up and turned it into an even bigger mistake.”
Plus, it looks great in the mirror, right?

  1. Lukehart80 - Oct 8, 2010 at 1:55 PM

    it’s ‘memento’ style so that she can remember what team she’s cheering for after a night of too many $8 miller lites in the upper deck at comiskey.

  2. gogoSox - Oct 8, 2010 at 2:05 PM

    has aaron ever written anything on this site that makes positive reference to the white sox? im just curious because i am fairly certain ive never seen one. Real sorry bout your twinks… you really almost had them this year

  3. BCTF - Oct 8, 2010 at 2:10 PM

    It looks like the sox one was supposed to cover up an earlier tatoo. It’s ok though because most White Sox fans can’t read so no real harm.

  4. BCTF - Oct 8, 2010 at 2:11 PM

    “makes positive reference to the white sox”
    Is there such a thing? You don’t expect him to make a story up do you?

  5. The Common Man - Oct 8, 2010 at 2:15 PM

    You stay classy, Chicago fans!

  6. CJ - Oct 8, 2010 at 2:17 PM

    the artist did it on purpose so that most white sox fans would know what it actually was. Everyone knows they’re all backwards thinking anyway, right?
    Or is that the Cubs fans? I can never remember.

  7. BC - Oct 8, 2010 at 2:19 PM

    Should have gotten a Cleveland Browns helmet tattoo. Backwards wouldn’t matter.

  8. The Ol Goaler - Oct 8, 2010 at 2:21 PM

    Yet another reason I’ve never considered getting a tattoo… If I wanna wear the Birds On The Bat, I slip on my Stan Musial replica; during hockey season, I’ve got a choice of three different St. Louis Blues sweaters. “Body Art”??? Do surgical scars count???

  9. Kiwicricket - Oct 8, 2010 at 2:31 PM

    Tattooed woman’s thighs? You stop at nothing. You’re a pervert Gleeman.

  10. Kiwicricket - Oct 8, 2010 at 2:35 PM

    Throw on a wee pair of eyes, and a little tongue on the backwards ‘S’…’ve got yourself a classy little snake. She’ll buff this thing out no problem.

  11. Kiwicricket - Oct 8, 2010 at 2:37 PM

    On her head or her thigh?

  12. minnesconsin_ad - Oct 8, 2010 at 2:37 PM

    heh. at first glance i thought that was a chubby woman’s bicep.

  13. Mr. Heyward - Oct 8, 2010 at 2:39 PM

    Hey watch it buddy. I live in Chicago (albeit as a Braves fan) and we we’re just ranked No. #1 sports city beyatch!

  14. BC - Oct 8, 2010 at 2:55 PM

    I could think of somewhere to put it, but in the family-oriented spirit of this blog, I’ll pass.

  15. Joe - Oct 8, 2010 at 3:03 PM

    She’s rockin’ the turquoise nail polish, too.

  16. Kiwicricket - Oct 8, 2010 at 3:18 PM

    Perhaps the artist Micah St. John is a true visionary. He knows her place of work has copious amounts of mirrors and reflective surfaces, and intended his artwork to be appreciated in that environment.

  17. Ross - Oct 8, 2010 at 3:21 PM

    I knew a guy who went to get a tattoo and came back with “Haley Davidson”. What made it funny was that the guy refused to acknowledge it was misspelled. Made fun of him for years after that.
    On a serious note…tattoo laser removal surgery is not covered by insurance and runs tens of thousands of dollars (hence the $50k). She wouldn’t have to be doing that if the artist didn’t put it on backwards in the first place. I’m no lawyer, but I’d say she has a legit case here.

  18. BC - Oct 8, 2010 at 3:24 PM

    Oh God, I just thought of that commercial where the guy has just finished painting the end zone, and a player walks over and says to him, “Hey, that looks good. But who are the Chefs?”

  19. Kiwicricket - Oct 8, 2010 at 3:32 PM

    Sorry to spam this particular post, but there is something about the picture I am still finding quite troubling. Does anyone else find the size of the ‘woman’s’ hands in relation to the thigh quite alarming? The mind boggles….

  20. RichardInBigD - Oct 8, 2010 at 3:38 PM

    This is what happens when you go to a tattoo artist who’s a Cubs fan to get a Sox tattoo..

  21. birdmancometh - Oct 8, 2010 at 3:45 PM

    I hope my ass eventually make it onto HBT.

  22. Mr. Heyward - Oct 8, 2010 at 3:58 PM

    Easy solution: tattoo “HBT 4 LIFE” on your ass with Craig and Aaron’s faces next to it…

  23. Luke Himebaugh - Oct 8, 2010 at 6:39 PM

    I have to be the dissenter here, but I’ve had over 20 tattoos done in the past 15 years, and never once has the tattoo artist put needle to my skin without putting the outline of the tattoo on and having me check it out…it’s down on her leg, she could easily see that without a mirror, however, if she did look into the mirror to see the placement, then it’s just as much her dumb fault for not realizing that mirrors make things backward…don’t we learn that in kindergarten, or somewhere around there?

  24. TheAFCWestMess - Oct 9, 2010 at 11:28 AM

    Nah, it wasn’t an old tattoo. That’s a smoke effect that a lot of tattoo artists use. He did that pretty well. Too bad the guy is a terrible artist in a correct sense.

  25. D-Luxxx - Oct 10, 2010 at 3:27 AM

    Exactly, and why did it take her so long to realize it?

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