Julia Louis-Dreyfus better hope her latest tattoo is a temporary one.
The cover image of next month’s Rolling Stone magazine featuring the Veep star depicts a nude Louis-Dreyfus with a tattoo of the U.S. 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.
The National Constitution Center 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 with the words, “Thanks for the shoutout but no Hancock here.”
— Constitution Center (@ConstitutionCtr) April 9, 2014
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.
Inside the magazine, another image shot by photographer Mark Seliger shows a man in a colonial wig tattooing Hancock’s signature above the Seinfeld actress’ bare 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 sh– on top of how I’m feeling.”