Restaurant bans customer for his tattoo

Posted on: 2:39 pm, July 2, 2013, by

Mike McKeown says he was banned from a Tennessee restaurant because of the tattoo on his neck.  (photo from WGHP)

Mike McKeown says he was banned from a Tennessee restaurant because of the tattoo on his neck. (photo from WGHP)

A Tennessee restaurant owner banned a customer from the establishment for a year because of a tattoo on the man’s neck.

WGHP reports Mike McKeown was in Bubba Brew’s restaurant in Norris Lake, Tennessee when the owner told McKeown to cover a tattoo on his neck that read “I <3 Strippers.”

The restaurant owner reportedly said families dining at the restaurant were offended by the ink.

“You know, it’s real simple.  We pay the mortgage, we pay the insurance — we’re going to make the rules,” said restaurant owner Ned Bass.

McKeown was banned from Bubba Brew’s for a year, but he said he has no desire to ever return.

Mike McKeown says he was banned from a Tennessee restaurant because of the tattoo on his neck.  (photo from WGHP)

Mike McKeown says he was banned from a Tennessee restaurant because of the tattoo on his neck. (photo from WGHP)