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NY Tattoo Parlor Stung With Fine Over Rihanna Taking Needle

Sep. 4 2009, Published 10:00 a.m. ET

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East Side Ink, a Manhattan tattoo parlor, was cited by the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene for "operating with an unlicensed tattoo artist on site" after letting unlicensed tattoo artist Rihanna brand an "R" on the leg of one of its' artists during a tattoo class in July.

"Only licensed tattoo artists can administer tattoos in the city according to the City's Health Code," the department said in July after learning of the occurrence involving the Caribbean queen.

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The fine amount could range from $200-$2000, officials said.

"We had a blast," the parlor's owner, Yadira, told MTV in July, of the Umbrella singer's first time applying ink to flesh. "It was so funny and cute."

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