- Oops. Rolling Stone cover puts John Hancock signature under Constitution tattoo on star’s bare back
Law in Popular Culture
Oops. Rolling Stone cover puts John Hancock signature under Constitution tattoo on star’s bare back
Posted Apr 9, 2014 2:40 PM CDT
By Martha Neil
A famed rock 'n' roll music magazine is getting a lesson in legal history from its readers.
John Hancock, because of his huge signature, is one of the best-known signers of the Declaration of Independence, not the Constitution, readers are pointing out to Rolling Stone. The comments were sparked by seeing a tattoo of the 1787 document inked on the bare back of actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus on the magazine's latest cover over a copy of Hancock's famous signature from the Declaration of Independence, according to the New York Daily News and the Washington Times.
The new issue of the magazine officially debuts Friday. A Rolling Stone article on the new cover says nothing about the blooper, but a magazine representative offered an explanation to the Daily News that “the Declaration of the Independence is on the other side, but we couldn’t fit in all the signatures."