Julia Louis-Dreyfus has a perfectly good explanation for the mistake in the fake-tattoo of the Constitution supposedly tattooed on her back on the cover of the new Rolling Stone magazine.

The "Veep" actress says she was drunk ... and the John Hancock signature (he signed the Declaration of Independence, not the Constitution) is actually a birthmark.

"John Hancock not part of tattoo. It is a birthmark.1962 photo is proof. Apologies 2@RollingStone #crackexcuse," she wrote Thursday, with a spoof throwback image on Instagram of herself as a baby with "John Hancock" branded above just above her rear end.

Dreyfus, 53, initially acknowledged the mistake Wednesday on Twitter.

Julia Louis-Dreyfus arrives at PALEYFEST 2014 - "Veep" on Thursday, March 27, 2014, in Los Angeles.
Julia Louis-Dreyfus arrives at PALEYFEST 2014 - "Veep" on Thursday, March 27, 2014, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)

"Hancock signed Dec. of Independence NOT Constitution. Yet another Mike f--k-up. Dummy," she wrote, referencing her character's public relations person on "Veep."

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