'The Hangover: Part II' Tattoo Lawsuit Settled...Phew!

It looks like the digital effects team for "The Hangover: Part II" won't have to work those overtime hours after all.

Warner Bros. has settled in the lawsuit brought against them by tattoo artist S. Victor Whitmill. Whitmill designed and applied Miky Tyson's famous face tattoo, and copyrighted his design when he did so, ensuring that anyone who used the tattoo design could only do so with his permission (and probably by paying a pretty penny as well).

Whitmill's case was so strong that Warner Bros. even said that they would digitally alter or remove the tattoo, which is on Ed Helms' face throughout most of the movie, if the case didn't settle before the DVD release of the film.

However, Whitmill and Warner Bros. reached an agreement after a day of mediation on Friday, according to THR. Whitmill's attorney claimed that "Warner Bros. and Mr. Whitmill have amicably resolved their dispute," adding that, "no other information will be provided."

So I guess we won't know exactly how much Whitmill settled for. But considering "The Hangover: Part II" has become the highest-grossing R-rated comedy in movie history, pulling in more than $460 million worldwide and counting, you can bet it was a hefty pile of cash.

The moral of the story, folks, is this: always copyright your stuff, and don't steal tattoo designs.