By Andrew Goldberg
It looks like the tattoo on Ed Helms's face in The Hangover Part II is there to stay after all.
Warner Bros. has inked a deal to settle the copyright infringement suit brought by S. Victor Whitmill, the tattoo artist who claimed that the body art encircling the left eye of the character played by Helms in the movie duplicates the one that Whitmill designed for the same spot on boxer Mike Tyson's face.
"Warner Bros. and Whitmill have amicably resolved their dispute. No other information will be provided," Whitmill's attorney, Geoff Gerber, said in a joint statement with the studio, according to NBC News.
Hollywood, Esq. reports that the confidential deal was reached on Friday during an all-day mediation session attended by Whitmill, his lawyers and the Warner Bros. legal team, which included attorneys from Schiff Hardin.
Previously, the studio said that if a deal could not be reached by the time the movie ended its run in theaters, it would digitally alter the tattoo in the DVD version of the movie.
Although the terms of the settlement were not disclosed, Whitmill's bargaining position was probably not hurt by news that The Hangover Part II just became the highest-grossing R-rated comedy ever.