L.A. Ink Episode 12 Recap – Pixie’s Got The Blues

Episode 12 from L.A. Ink recapped today, wow can’t believe we are already near the end of the first season here. Loads more drama to dodge in this episode as it seems to mostly focus on the fact that Pixie Acia is upset about her recent breakup. I know we are all interested in seeing how she copes, who cares about tatoo’s anyway right?

Enjoy Episode 12 – “Pixie’s Got The Blues”

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Miami Ink Returns Very Soon, Crew Wraps Up Filming


While there is no official date for the new season of Miami Ink, we do know that Ami James and his crew will be back on the TLC airwaves this fall, maybe as soon as next month. From what we can gather, here are a couple hints about the upcoming season of Miami Ink.

A Minnesota resident, known as “Short Arm Guy” was selected to be filmed for an upcoming episode. Whether or not it makes it to air is unknown of course, but apparently they told him if it did it would be in early 2008.

– The crew were recent attendees at the Shuttle Discovery Launch this week in Cape Canaveral and the TLC video crew was along for the ride. Here is a quote from Ami about their trip to watch the launch.

“I was surprised how cool it was to actually see it,” James said. “I don’t think you can really grasp it until you see it. It’s kind of like seeing an elephant for the first time. You can’t believe how big it is. The episode probably will flash back and forth between the shop (in Miami) and the guys going out of town to Cape Canaveral to see the launch,” James said by phone Tuesday.

After feeling a bit burned out by all the L.A. Ink superdrama, I for one, cannot wait for the new season of Miami Ink…..

Kat Von D + Dunlop Tires

Let the endorsement train get rolling! It looks like Kat is putting her weight behind Dunlop Tire by appearing at the SEMAtires.jpg Show in Las Vegas next week.

katvd.jpgKat Von D, star of L.A. Ink, a spinoff of the Miami Ink TLC show, appears Wednesday, Oct. 31, at 11 a.m. in the Dunlop booth (#41427) to announce the tire brand’s “Maxxed Out Awards” and the opportunity to win a unique Kat Von D-designed tattoo. She will sign autographs from 1-3 p.m.

Gary Medalis, general manager for Dunlop Tires, said Von D’s appearance in the Dunlop booth takes the brand’s efforts to a new level. “While we’ve successfully promoted our brand with tattoos at SEMA the past two years, we feel Kat Von D will drive excitement around Dunlop tattoos to an even higher level.”

More than 50 true Dunlop devotees have received tattoos ranging from “Flying-D” logos to stylized tread patterns. Hundreds more were put on waiting lists.

Dunlop will once again be tattooing SEMA attendees in the Dunlop booth. They can start registering for a free Dunlop tattoo on Tuesday, Oct. 30, at 9 a.m. in the Dunlop booth. Las Vegas tattoo artists Antonio Martinez and Justin McCroy will be available.

Um, wow. Just wow. I guess I never put the tire and tatt thing together the way some of these Dunlop folks do. Maybe Kat will oblige one of the higher ups in the company and allow him to ink a Dunlop “flying D” on her yearbook leg…..

Tattoo Wars – Episode 1 Recap

Another week, and yet another tattoo show to recap. It is starting to get a bit crowded in the reality ink space these days,tattoowars1.gif 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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London Ink Episode 3 – Recap + Video

Here is a 5 part video recap of London Ink Episode 3 for your enjoyment….

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Kat Von D Custom Toaster Purse?

Check out this little video pushing a “Kat Von D Custom Purse” that I stumbled across today. It’s actually a pretty humorous Home Shopping Network like video. Enjoy….

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L.A. Ink Episode 11 Recap – Holly’s Here

Check out the video recap of the latest episode of L.A. Ink below, as always, many thanks to OCCbigkid over at You Tube for doing the work to get these uploaded.

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London Ink Episode 1 Recap + Video

Here is a video recap of episode 1 of the new series London Ink. Check it out in 5 segments below and look for more coverage here on Reality Ink as well. Artist profiles coming soon.

What I like about this so far is that there are less back story issues and client confessionals. Good stuff.

London Ink – Part 1

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London Ink – Part 2

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London Ink – Part 3

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London Ink – A New Spinoff “Experiment”


Sure, we admit to being a bit late on the London Ink news, since the series had already logged three episodes on Discovery Real Time. The show is at this point just a 6 part “experiment” but it could lead to more. The show stars Louis Molloy, who is also the artist behind the amazing piece on David Beckham’s back, the “Guardian Angel.”

Louis brings on Dan Gold, who is known for his unconventional new wave graffiti style. From New York Phil Kyle has brought his old school style of tattooing to the UK. And Kiwi New Zealander Nikole Lowe is an expert in Japanese inking.

Look for lots more coverage of London Ink coming very soon.

L.A. Ink Episode 10 Recap – Kat’s In Love

Another week and another one without the benefit of screencaps for the ink. I have to apologize because it appears that now TLC has taken L.A. Ink off of their full episode player, I have an email in to them asking why but no response so far. Well, just in case you missed Episode 10 last week, you can still view it here now, all through the wonders of YouTube. So, check out the episode below, Kat’s In Love.

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The rest of the episode available by clicking the read more link…….

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