It’s ridiculous how many tattoo reality television shows we’ve heard about and discussed. People have talked about a tattoo competition based show, but it was always in the works and nothing was concrete. Apparently Spike TV is the first one to move forward with this idea. The show, InkMaster, will be produced by Tim Warren. You’ve probably never heard of his name before, but I’m sure you’re familiar with his work. Tim has produced Deadliest Warrior, Extreme Makeover, and Pros vs. Joes.
Everyone will have their own opinion if this show is a good thing or bad thing (as always, you’re welcome to share your opinion in the comments below) so I’ll refrain from sharing mine. Instead, I’ll share a snippet from the official Spike TV announcement:
The tension and stakes are high in “InkMaster” as the artists not only face the judges, but also the opinions of their ‘human canvases.’ The artists will have a wide variety of clients to deal with, ranging from tattoo virgins to connoisseurs with a full sleeve of body art to those who want to cover-up a prior tattoo misstep. The masterpieces created on these ‘human canvases’ will last a lifetime, but so will the mistakes. Satisfying the individual whose skin now bears the artists’ handiwork will be a major element in determining the victor.
The winner of “InkMaster” will win a $100,000 cash prize and a feature in Inked magazine, the preeminent magazine covering tattoo culture, art, music and fashion.