Kylie Jenner has landed celebrity tattoo artist Bang Bang in trouble with New York City authorities after practicing her art skills on his skin.
Kim Kardashian’s half-sister, 18, headed to Bang Bang Tattoos on Monday (09Nov15) for some new ink and after the session, the skin artist agreed to let Kylie take control of the tattoo gun.
Video footage of the incident was posted on social media app SnapChat, and now it has caught the attention of officials at the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, who are upset because the Keeping Up with the Kardashians star does not have a license to tattoo and therefore violated health and safety laws. As a result, Bang Bang could be slapped with a hefty fine, ranging anywhere from $300 (£187.50) to $1,000 (£625), according to TMZ.com.
It’s not the first time Bang Bang, real name Keith McCurdy, has risked a penalty for his celebrity friends – he previously allowed Justin Bieber to give him a tattoo of a muscular mouse with the word “swaggy”, while Katy Perry and Chris Brown have also previously tested their ink skills on him.
Kylie’s trip to Bang Bang Tattoos occurred hours after she attended the Glamour Women of the Year Awards, where she supported her father, transgender Olympian Caitlyn Jenner, who was honored with the Transgender Champion Prize at Manhattan’s Carnegie Hall.
However, the teen had to hit the red carpet in a casual denim jacket, black crop top, pants and sneakers after suffering a clothing disaster.
“Had some major wardrobe malfunctions,” she explained on Instagram, “but that couldn’t stop me from supporting the ones I love. You’re amazing @caitlynjenner congrats on being woman of the year for @glamourmag.”
Caitlyn, meanwhile, dressed up in a royal blue and black Moschino gown as she was celebrated beside fellow honorees including Reese Witherspoon and Victoria Beckham.
– Cover Media0