When Body Art Becomes Ta-Too Much Legal Trouble

Resolving the Copyright Uncertainties of Tattoo Art Applied to the Human Form

“Unlike most copyrightable art, tattoos are inked onto a living person, who has a personal right to their own image and likeness. . . . Under the law, is a tattoo owned by the tattoo artist, by the tattooed person, or both?” – Sara Gold

Read this article, published in The Federal Lawyer, to learn more about the interplay between copyright protection for tattoo artists and the personal publicity rights of tattoo clients.


Citation: Sara Gold, When Body Art Becomes Ta-Too Much Legal Trouble, 70-2 The Federal Lawyer 37 (2023).

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