Another week, and yet another tattoo show to recap. It is starting to get a bit crowded in the reality ink space these days, and we for one, don’t mind. But don’t worry, we don’t have another cast and city with the same Miami Ink forumula to follow. Instead, we have Tattoo Wars, which recently premiered on TLC and has another episode on tonight at 8pm.
Here is the premise of the show….
Tattoo Wars pits the best tattoo artists of our time against each other in a head to head creation competition. In each episode we explore the world, legend and work of two internationally acclaimed tattooists. Then we travel to a huge tattoo expo where our stars, in three hours time, ink a tattoo on the skin of two willing clients. These creations have a common theme, such as a dragon, a calla lily, a sailor, a tribal gauntlet, or a hanya (Japanese devil mask) but are rendered in the unique style of each artist. As the show closes, thousands of show attendees vote for the creation they like the best and the winning artist takes home the Tattoo Wars trophy.
Another great ink blog, Tattoo Johnny recently did a full on recap of this first episode, and we have the video of the episode for you below as well.
Episode 1 pits Mike Rubendall, from the East, vs. Pascal “Bugs” Jarrion, from the West.
Check it out below.
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