Unbelievable stories and cases that we trial lawyers have to deal with. A girlfriend is cheating on her boyfriend who is a tattoo artist. He finds out. One day, they are spending time together and girlfriend says, “hey sweetie can you tattoo a scene from Narnia on my back?” He says, “okay Babe.” They drink, she gets drunk. He says, “I’d love to tattoo but I need your legal consent to draw the tattoo “at artist’s discretion”.” She says, “okay babe.” She signs agreement. What does he do? He gets revenge. He tattoo’s the image of a pile of feces aka shit on her back complete with swarming flies.
She sues. He has the audacity to defend it claiming consent! *Sigh*. The stupid things people do. Unbelievable.
Is his contract valid? NOPE! Why not? *Blank stare.* Do you really need me to go into this? ? *More blank stares.* If you insist, well she asked for a scene of Narnia on her back. He gave her everything but that. Obviously he will come back with his “artists discretion” clause. Such clause is undermined with the intent of the parties at the time the contract was signed. If she was intoxicated when she signed the agreement, she cannot be said to have intended and consented to her boyfriend to tattoo shit, literally, on her back. On the contrary. Totally crappy case, no pun intended.
“Two trailer park residents in Dayton, Ohio are going to be battling this out in court over the next few months.
Tattoo artist, Ryan L. Fitzjerald was hit with a $100,000 lawsuit last week by his ex-girlfriend Rossie Brovent. She claims that her boyfriend was supposed to tattoo a scene from Narnia on her back but instead tattooed an image of a pile of excrement with flies buzzing around it. . .”
-Weird News has the full story.
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