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Personal Negligence – Plaintiff alleges that the defendant tattoo artist placed the tattoo backwards and upside down on the rib cage – Emotional Distress.

Windham County, MA

In this negligence action, the plaintiff alleged that the defendant tattoo artist placed the tattoo on the plaintiff’s rib cage, both backwards and upside down, causing him to suffer embarrassment and emotional distress. The defendant denied the allegations and made an offer to settle prior to trial which the plaintiff refused.

The male plaintiff designed a very large tattoo of his last name which he presented to the defendant to have tattooed on his right rib cage. The defendant’s employee created a stencil of the tattoo and applied it to the plaintiff’s right rib cage. The plaintiff alleged that the defendant’s employee applied the tattoo both upside down and backward, causing the plaintiff to suffer permanent disfigurement and emotional distress as well as embarrassment.

The plaintiff brought suit against the defendant tattoo parlor owner and his employee alleging negligence. The defendant denied liability, but offered to settle the plaintiff’s claim for $________ which the plaintiff refused.The matter proceeded to trial. At the conclusion of the trial, the jury returned its verdict in favor of the defendant.

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