Tat Shop Fined After Rihanna Worked the Needle

9/4/2009 2:15 AM PDT
TMZ 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.