Not only did Oxygen manage to get into top 20 in ad supported cable networks results this past semester, but it is also rewarding the shows that helped it get there, as Oxygen renews Best Ink for season three while adding more tattoo related shows.
“Best Ink” has soared in the ratings, recently earning its two highest performances of the series among adults 18-49 on back-to-back weeks (5/15/13 and 5/22/13) and marked impressive triple digit growth in adults 18-49 and total viewers year over year. Returning with Fall Out Boy bassist, musician, and tattoo enthusiast Pete Wentz as the host, “Best Ink” lays bare the cutthroat and wildly unpredictable world of tattoo artistry as the best artists from around the country compete for $100,000 and a cover story in Tattoo magazine. With casting currently underway, the judges’ panel will also return with world-renowned tattoo artist Joe Capobianco, international pinup model and tattoo removal shop owner Sabina Kelley, and distinguished pinup and portrait tattoo specialist Hannah Aitchison. On the heels of the series’ success, the network announces the development of two new series in the space, “Tattoos After Dark” (WT), chronicling the outrageous antics that take place during the night shifts at two popular tattoo shops and “Break Up Tattoos” (WT) bringing exes together to rehash their drama and re-do a tattoo that once symbolized their love.
The other two tattoo related shows are still under working title and are:
“Tattoos After Dark” (working title)
Produced by 495 Productions, with executive producer SallyAnn Salsano (“Jersey Shore”), “Tattoos After Dark” uncovers the extreme, wild and crazy shenanigans that take place after 10 PM at tattoo parlors in the hottest party towns. Nothing is off-limits as the cameras capture the late night chaos from the incredibly talented artists to the over-the-top clients looking to get inked. This loud after hours show is sure to shock as you never know who is going to stumble in or what they will look like when they walk out.
“Break Up Tattoos” (Working Title)
Produced by Original Media with executive producer Charles Corwin (“LA Ink,” “Ink Masters”), “Break Up Tattoos” will reunite ex-couples for the opportunity to re-do a tattoo that once represented their love. Sitting in opposing chairs, the former flames will have to rehash the past while artists fix their once-permanent tattoos and ink them with a brand new one.
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