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Randy Orton’s Tattoo Artist Sues WWE and 2K Games

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According to a report by TMZ Sports, Randy Orton’s tattoo artist has filed a lawsuit against WWE and 2K Games — the company behind WWE 2K video games — claiming they used her designs without permission.

The woman behind the lawsuit is Catherine Alexander — a tattoo artist from Illinois — who says she’s been tattooing Orton since 2003 and owns the copyrights to the designs.

Alexander’s problem is that Orton is depicted in the WWE 2K video games to a tee — tattoos included — and she says that’s copyright infringement.

Alexander says she raised the issue with WWE in 2009 and was offered $450 for the rights to use the designs, which she declined.

As for the tats in question, Alexander says she gave Orton a tribal tattoo on his upper back, as well as a full arm sleeve with everything from a Bible verse to a dove, skulls and a rose, among others.

There is no word on how much money Alexander is seeking.