Bad News For The Black Ink Crew… They’re facing another lawsuit!
According to NY Daily News reports:
Loni Tate, 31, said a trip to Harlem’s Black Ink Tattoo Studio, which is featured on a reality TV show, ended with her being hospitalized with an infection and permanent scarring.
Tate said she went to the Lenox Ave. shop for her sixth tattoo because she’s a fan of “Black Ink Crew,” the VH1 show about the business.
She’d gotten one there on her arm of a butterfly flying out of a skull — “I like skulls,” she said — in January 2014.
“I was very happy with it,” she said.
But her return trip three months later for a custom rose design on her forearm by another artist turned into a much thornier experience, she said.
The artist, Kelvin Cepeda, said he had to leave for “an event” about three hours in, and told her to come back the next day so he could finish up, Tate said.
She did, and said she was surprised to see he had a tattoo gun already set up when she walked in.
“They normally open it and set it up in front of you,” she said.
The red on black and black on red design came out just as she hoped, but three days later, “I was in excruciating pain,” Tate said.
She said she texted Cepeda, who told her she’d feel better in “a couple of days.”
But Tate said she felt much, much worse.
“I felt like my arm was on fire, like I’d been burned,” she said.
The ink then started swelling and oozing, and Tate wound up getting hospitalized for four days while doctors battled a deep infection.
Tate said she now believes Cepeda used a dirty tattoo pen on her.
She’s suing the shop for unspecified damages, while her lawyer, Mark Shirian, is calling for stricter regulations for city tattoo shops.
The photos of this woman’s tat are so disgusting we opted not to post them but you can see them HERE
Do you think Black Ink should have to pay for Ms. Tate’s pain and suffering?