Courtesy of Spike TV: Spike has more skin in the game going into season two of its highest-rated original series Ink Master, which returns Tuesday, October 9 at 10 PM, ET/PT, with back-to-back one-hour episodes. This season the ante is raised, now with 16 top tattoo artists from around the country battling it out in permanent ink for a $100,000 grand prize, an editorial feature in the preeminent tattoo magazine Inked and the bragging rights title of ‘Ink Master.’ Following the Ink Master double episode premiere, new episodes will telecast Tuesdays at 10 PM, ET/PT and culminate with a LIVE season finale in December… Watch the trailer for Season 2 here:
By Rachael Harrington
Louis Molloy started off in tattooing in the backstreets of Manchester, England in the 1970s. Back then, tattooing had just begun to grow beyond its ‘sailors and whores’ image in the West, being firmly adopted by the counter-culture. Then, around the time Louis made his first tentative steps into the world of tattooing, real artists began to embrace the form. The young Louis had a talent for art, but he also had a fascination for the underground world of tattooing. Teenage Louis was an outsider, but tattooing gave him a place to belong, and someone to be. According to an interview he gave, Louis’ first inspiration was the iconic record sleeves of the time. Already caught up in the tattoo scene, record-sleeve art gave him the inspiration he needed to start his journey towards being a tattoo artist, rather than a just hanging out in the scene… (more…)
Oliver Peck: Hey everyone, in case you didn’t see already they are casting for Season 2 of Ink Master. I have nothing to do with the casting process but would love to see some great tattooers on the show this season, I know a lot of good tattooers turned it down before, and I understand, but if you think you could be up for the challenge it is fuckin’ fun and an amazing experience. And of course the more good tattooers we get on here the better it is for the tattoo community. They are going to make this show with or without us… So might as well be with us!
Ink Master: We are in search of highly skilled tattoo artists from across the country! If you have the creativity, artistic skills and personality to impress the judges, we want to meet you in person at one of our Open Casting Calls!
Bio from Tyson McAdoo’s Site:
Born from the secret love affair between a famed Scottish ballerina and the Wolfman, Tyson McAdoo spent his younger years leaping and howling in the dark woods of Carlisle. At age 18 his talents of corn dog sculpture garnered the attention of the Joe Kubert School of Cartooning and Graphic Arts… [Video and Pictures on expanded page] (more…)