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SI -- "Natural Beauty" Means No Tattoos!?!

2/20/2009 10:45 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Sports Illustrated is finally defending their ridiculous decision to airbrush Danica Patrick's tat off of her lower back for her spread in the Swimsuit Edition -- and the explanation is just plain BS..

Danica Patrick

"The Swimsuit Issue emphasizes natural beauty," the SI spokesman told CNBC. "The freckles are left on and, in this case, the tattoos came off."

Right -- so SI creates "natural beauty" with an airbrush?! Anyone buyin' this?

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