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Tat Shop Fined After Rihanna Worked the Needle

9/4/2009 2:15 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

RihannaTMZ has learned the city of New York officially cracked down on the tattoo parlor where Rihanna illegally inked a few people back in July.

The day after Rihanna made her mark, East Side Ink was issued a citation by the the NYC Department of Health for "operating with an unlicensed tattoo artist on site."

It's unclear how much the tat shop had to pay in fines, but we're told it could run anywhere between $200-$2000.

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Donielle    

What about how Kat Von D has a whole section of a leg or whatever that she has celebrity friends tattoo on? She has had Steve O, Tom Green, etc. She refers to it like it is a yearbook page or something. Why has she never been fined?

1843 days ago
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Jackie    

WHO are the CLOWNS replying to this topic? Have you read this junk? EEWWWWWWW!!!! DUH! U get a tat, you are stuck, UNLESS you pay for a TAT REMOVAL, idiot! DUH!

1843 days ago
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tjrws    

Chris Brown vs. Oprah

Chris Brown Has Taken On The O!

http://www.judiciaryreport.com/chris_brown_vs_oprah.htm

1843 days ago
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TizzyR8    

Haha Shame On Her Inii ;; Deserves Her Right

1843 days ago
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balls    

balls

1843 days ago
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Su    

It's the fault of the shop owner. Any licensed Tattoo Artist and/or owner of a Tattoo Establishment, worth their salt, would never permit something like this. It just goes to show you who is in it for the ART, and who's in it for the money (and/or fame) Anyone who would risk their license, is the type of person you certainly don't want touching your body. Ditto for Kat Von D. She's a sellout if I ever saw one. As for her tattoos being done by "stars", her license wouldn't be yanked if she did it outside of a licensed establishment. Meaning her home, hotel, etc. Which is disgusting anyway in my opinion.

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