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Gucci Mane’s Tattoo Artist Will No Longer Do Big Facial Tats

Gucci Mane is likely to be the last person to ever get a facial tattoo with triple scoop ice cream cone with lightening bolts from Atlanta’s Tenth Street Tattoo.
Shane Willoughby, the artist that tatted Gucci’s face, said he probably won’t do that again.

"I was [hesitant] like 'Are you sure you want to put that much [ink] in that area?,'" Willoughby told "He came straight to the counter and that's where he pointed."

The tattooist also said that he suggested to the rapper that he put the ice cream cone else where, but Gucci had an issue with that.

"When [Gucci] said he wanted to do the ice cream thing I said 'Well why don't we do it somewhere else?' But he was like I don't have anywhere else."

Willoughby said Gucci came into the shop at about 2PM and was completely sober, dispelling any rumors that he was inebriated.

"I won't tattoo anybody if they’re [drunk] or high because I can't stand the smell of weed... [Gucci] seemed completely sober” ha explained. “He knew what he was doing. He said 'I want something rock 'n roll.' There's nothing more rock 'n roll than lightening bolts."

While he has tattooed other celebrities like Chilli from TLC, Willoughby said he won’t likely oblige other celebs in the future if they have outrageous requests like Gucci.

"I don't think I'll ever do [that] again... no matter how successful [the celebrity]."

And Gucci was excited over the tattoo, Willoughby concluded.

"He was stoked. Had no regrets... was jumping up and down. That's the way he rolls."

Gucci was recently at Atlanta's Anchor Hospital for psychiatric evaluation, but has since been released.

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January 18

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February 8

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A few weeks ago, the Federal government seized 82 websites allegedly suspected of selling counterfeit goods and engaging in online music piracy.  Among the sites that were seized were hip-hop sites,, and  If you visit either site, there is a Federal Government seizure notice explaining these sites were seized for unlawful intellectual property infringement.
The seized sites have argued they were in compliant with the Digital Millenium Copyright Act and do not understand why they were singled out as opposed to other similar sites.  But the Attorney General’s Office specifically stated their undercover agents visited these sites and were able to purchase counterfeit items or download pirated music and their investigation into these sites had been ongoing for quite some time.
Feds Power to Seize
Apparently, the Attorney General is able to seize the infringing sites under the government’s Operation In Our Sites v. 2.0. program.  The government is able to enact this program under fedral law 18 U.S.C. §§ 981 and 2323, which specifically allow the Federal government to seize property involved in illegal activity.  Unfortunately for the seized sites,  counterfeiting and intellectual property infringement activity is illegal and is punishable by federal penalty.   Usually the seizure authority under 18 U.S. C. §§ 981 and 2323 is reserved for pirated and counterfeit items like DVDs, CDs, handbags, watches and the like.  However, the Feds now seem to interpret this seizure power to include websites that are involved in this type of activity.
Senate Bill 3804, The Combating Online Infringement and Counterfeit Acts
I do find this recent siezure of the above-referenced websites very puzzling considering there is a Senate Bill currently on the legislative calendar that will give the Attorney General office the specific power to seize intellectual property infringing websites based in the U.S. and the ability to shut down these types of sites if they are based in foreign territories.  The bill is Senate Bill 3804, the Combating Online Infringement and Counterfeit Acts and has gained the support of the Attorney General’s Office.  But there has been a lot of opposition to the bill by consumer watchdog groups that argue the bill will give the government the authority to censor the Internet.  In addition, Senator Ron Wyden has vowed to block the bill from reaching a Congressional vote.  Maybe the Feds took preemptive action just in case the bill does not pass Congress.
Whether the Feds actually have the authority to seize these sites, the message is very clear.  The Feds are cracking down on Intellectual Property infringement, so violators beware.

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