I owe a great debt to shows like Miami Ink, Inked, and L.A. Ink.
When I first decided, almost two years ago, to run a once-weekly over on my original site, BillyBlog, I had no idea how much I would enjoy the project. I basically conceived of a "Poor Man's Miami Ink," a once-weekly Tat-Tuesday post. Before long, I had spun off Tattoosday onto its own page, and it hit the ground running.
But Inked and Miami Ink are distant memories, and Kat Von D has been the only one holding the tattoo torch on television, of late. That is, until now.
Next week, A&E is premiering Tattoo Highway.
This is a new thirteen-episode mobile tattoo show that is helmed by Thomas Pendleton, who many of you will remember from Inked.
And I have seen it, and it is good.
Pendleton & Co. have equipped a mobile home with a tattoo studio and they go out and find the subjects to be inked.
Stay tuned for more news about the show. Here's a little bit of a taste of what viewers can expect next week:
Wednesday nights are about to be a lot more colorful!
P.S. Be sure to have some fun with the show's virtual tattoo generator here.