Ink Master Tattoo Reality TV Show Competition:
Back for a second season, the heat is on and only the toughest, baddest and most creative tattoo artist takes the prize. (But everyone gets to share the stage with guitar hero Dave Navarro, which is sort of cool.)
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What It's About:
Just because an artist is good doesn't mean they can perform under pressure. Not everyone can take the cake. Ink runs, creativity staggers and permanent mistakes do happen.
Artists are selected through an extensive application process as are the living canvas volunteers. If you're feeling brave, why not subject yourself to the stage and hand of an artist under pressure?
The premise of the show is pretty simple. Artists have to take the stage and the heat and tattoo under pressure. Then they are thrown before the panel of judges who are ruthless in evaluating their tattoos for creativity, skill and completion.
So much for the theory that a good tattooist can tattoo anything. The truth is, most people do have a niche. Tattoo artists competiting for the Ink Master title have to show off their craft in a variety of different tattoo styles, including pinup, tribal and American-traditional. Line proportion, color and shading techniques are all up for review and tension is seriously stiff. This sort of reality competition leaves no room for jitters. Artists must remain calm under pressure and give every challenge their best or they're eventually voted out.
If for none other than mere fascination, Ink Master brands a bold new mark on reality television. And just like a tattoo, viewers are back for more as the show carries on into its second season with more blood, sweat and tears.
Take a seat and watch the ink. It's addictive.