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Tatt flub hits rock bottom
Julia Louis-Dreyfus on the cover of Rolling Stone. Picture: Mark Seliger for Rolling Stone

J *ulia Louis-Dreyfus *better hope her latest tattoo is a temporary one. The cover image of next month's US Rolling Stone magazine features a nude Louis-Dreyfus with a tattoo of the US constitution signed by *John Hancock *across her back.

The problem is Hancock signed the Declaration of Independence, not the constitution. Louis-Dreyfus jokingly blamed the blunder on Mike McClintock, the fictional Veep character played by *Matt Walsh *who serves as communications director to Louis-Dreyfus' Vice-President Selina Meyer on the HBO comedy series. "Yet another Mike (expletive)-up," the 53-year-old actress posted on Twitter.

The National Constitution Centre in Philadelphia mocked the flub by tweeting a photo of the cover alongside such Founding Fathers as *George Washington *and *Benjamin Franklin *in Signers' Hall. Rolling Stone spokeswoman *Melissa Bruno *said the Declaration of Independence is on the other side of Louis-Dreyfus' body but they couldn't fit in the signatures.

Another image shot by photographer Mark Seliger shows a man in a colonial wig tattooing Hancock's signature above the actress' bottom.

"I'm a perfectionist in my work," Louis-Dreyfus notes in the magazine's cover story. "I think I might drive people nuts. I don't ask them, because I don't need that (expletive) on top of how I'm feeling."

The West Australian

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