Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Ink Master, Season 2, Premieres Tonight on Spike TV

If you're new to Tattoosday, you may not know that I was a "human canvas" on the second episode of Ink Master's first season, which aired earlier this year in January.

My tattoo (and accompanying story) appeared here.

I know there's a lot of hand-wringing about "reality" tattoo shows, but my position is this: if there's a chance to see quality tattoo work on TV, I'll watch it, even putting up with the drama, real or not.

As we head into Season 2, check this trailer:

Season 2 Trailer
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Like in the first season, there are some artist competing who I've never heard of. But there are also those whose work I have been fortunate enough to feature here on the site.

Most notable is Lalo Yunda of Sacred Tattoo. Lalo's work has appeared on Tattoosday the most, which makes sense since he is a New York-based artist. His work appeared most recently here and here.

There'a also Katherine "Tatu Baby" Flores, whose nickname has raised eyebrows among more serious tattoo enthusiasts. I do know know that when I featured one of her pieces late last year here, I was impressed.

Since last year's winner, Shane O'Neill, had also appeared on Tattoosday here and here, I'll go out on a limb and predict that Lalo Yunda will be this season's winner. Call it the Tattoosday blessing!

Be sure to check it out (or at least DVR it) and remember, if you're looking for the episode I was in, it was called "Botched Head Tattoo".

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Thumper said...

Thanks for the reminder! I had it set up to record but it conflicted with something else...now I'll still get it :)

Tattoo SEO said...

I watched the premiere and it looks like this season's crew has a ton of talent! Looking forward to next week's episode.

TrippyBeth said...

I wonder what the show does for the person that got the misspelled tattoo by Cee Jay Jones?
I always blame the artist and the "canvas"... I'm just curious if the show arranges for a cover up/correction....


Bill Cohen said...


The canvases are on their own. We had to sign a whole lot of releases indemnifying the artists, the producers, the networks, etc. I know that Bili Vegas, who didn't finish the "botched head tattoo" in season 1, eventually finished the work on his canvas, at no cost to the person, but that was just the right thing to do. He had no legal obligation to do so. I was fortunate to get a killer piece season one from Heather Sinn, but I could just as easily have ended up with something I wasn't happy with. It's the risk you take volunteering to be a canvas.