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Ink Master: Season Two for Spike TV Series

Ink Master season twoCable channel Spike TV has announced the renewal of their reality series, Ink Master, for a second season. The tattoo competition will have 13 installments for season two.

The eight episodes of season one of Ink Master are still airing on Spike with four episodes remaining. The season finale is set to run on March 6th.

Here’s the press release with additional details:


Television’s First Ever Competitive Tattoo Show Will Return With 13 New Episodes

New York, NY, February 13, 2012 – Spike TV has picked up a second season of 13 episodes of “Ink Master,” the network’s highly-rated original non-scripted series. The announcement was made today by Sharon Levy, Executive Vice President, Original Series, Spike TV.

“Ink Master,” hosted by music legend and tattoo aficionado Dave Navarro (Jane’s Addiction) and judged by renown tattoo artists Chris Nunez (“Miami Ink”) and Oliver Peck (Elm Street Tattoo), is the latest original series that aims at broadening Spike’s audience. Through the first four episodes of “Ink Master’s” premiere season (launched Tuesday, January 17 at 10 PM, ET/PT), the series is averaging a robust 1.5 million viewers in its Tuesday night timeslot and 5.2 million total viewers per week including repeat telecasts. The show has dramatically broadened the audience in its timeslot, posting a +106% increase with Men 18-49 and +100% with Persons 18-49 compared to last year. The network has found similar success recently with originals “Auction Hunters,” “Bar Rescue,” and “Flip Men.”

“Ink Master” showcases ten of the nation’s top tattoo artists from around the country who battle it out in permanent ink for a $100,000 cash prize, an editorial feature in the preeminent tattoo magazine Inked, and the title of ‘Ink Master.’ The tension and stakes are high as contestants compete in various tattoo challenges that not only test the artists’ technical skills, but also their on-the-spot creativity, where they must create and execute an original tattoo on command. Challenges focus on different tattooing techniques, such as shading, line and proportion, and styles including photorealism, Tribal, American traditional, and pin-up.

Details for production and air dates for season two will be announced shortly. Season two’s episode order of 13 is an increase over season one, which consists of eight episodes.

“Ink Master” is produced for Spike by Original Media, with Charlie Corwin, Jay Peterson, and Andrea Richter as Executive Producers of the series. Original Media currently has fifteen television series on air including the hit shows “NY Ink,” “LA Ink,” “The Rachel Zoe Project,” “Swamp People,” “Storm Chasers,” “Dual Survival” and “Mudcats.” Headquartered in New York, Original Media is a subsidiary of Endemol USA.

Sharon Levy is Spike TV’s Executive Vice President, Original Series and Chris Rantamaki oversees production of “Ink Master” and is Vice President of Original Programming for Spike TV.

About Spike TV:

Spike TV is available in 99.8 million homes and is a division of Viacom Media Networks. A unit of Viacom (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB), Viacom Media Networks is one of the world’s leading creators of programming and content across all media platforms. Spike TV’s Internet address is

What do you think? Have you checked out Ink Master? Are you glad to hear it’s been renewed?


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J'sun Arguello February 18, 2012 at 2:00 pm

Wow, Sounds like Vinnies whole crew logged in for this one. Well since we are on the subject, i’d like to nominate a great artist and friend of mine. Brian Dell. From Dedicated Tattoo in Temecula CA. Here is a link to a recent article on him and the shop. I consider B.Dell an ink master because there is nothing he can’t do. He only spent 6 months apprenticing before becomings’ full time artist. Just a natural born tattoo artist. Avis for checking him out.


Brian Peterson February 18, 2012 at 1:31 pm

Vinnie Almanza is the best artist I have seen! His range of myan/Aztec, detailed fine line, black/gray, color, realistic blows all of your season one contestants out, even on his worst day. If you really want to wow people with Ink Masters you NEED Vinnie Almanza, from Rebirth Tattoo by Vinnie!!


DusTiN murr February 17, 2012 at 6:40 pm

Check out rebirth by vinnie! Vinnie would be a great personality and artist to get on your show!!!!! Also I would be a canvas if you guys are lookin. Thanks!


Vikingsgrrl February 17, 2012 at 6:35 pm

Vinnie Almanza who has a shop in Anchorage, Alaska and Salt Lake City, UT is an amazing tattoo artist and would be perfect competition!


Sheldon February 17, 2012 at 5:15 pm

They should have Vinnie Almanza from Rebirth by Vinnie in Anchorage, Ak. He is a great guy and the best artist!!!! Add him to the show.


Rebecca February 17, 2012 at 4:14 pm

Vinnie from Rebirth Tattoo in Alaska… absolutely needs to be on the show!


Christy Zeiler February 17, 2012 at 3:16 pm

To the Ink Master Producers…..My boss and mentor Vinnie Almanza has been tattooing over 18 years. I have never seen portraits take on character like his does! he captures every expression. He can do anything! He owns two shops….one in Anchorage, Alaska and one in Salt Lake City, Utah. We are Rebirth Tattoo by Vinnie!


shuckclod February 16, 2012 at 5:16 am

I love the show. I also am a big fan of Dave and Chris. Great, you guys got another season. I DVR it and I am glad people are watching it live to get the ratings.


Ink Master producer February 15, 2012 at 11:52 am

Glad you like the show! We’re gonna be looking for great new artists and human canvasses… keep checking back at our website… we should have a link to application forms up by the enda the week:


Juniora February 14, 2012 at 10:10 pm

I would like to be a Canvas….. Love The Show!


Wilber amaya February 14, 2012 at 9:06 pm

Like the show a lot and would like to be in it. How can I be one of the guys to get tattoo by the contestants?


Diane Lassek February 14, 2012 at 5:19 pm

I LOVE LOVE LOVE your show. Im so excited you’ve been sighed for another season!!! Smart Spike. Congrates Guys!!!I Would Love to be a conviese… How do you fine people?


Brandy513 February 14, 2012 at 2:10 pm

yeah, somebody should definantly contact bobby lee. he is an animal. he would also make a great “character” on the show. hes an awesome person and a beast at doing what he does.


Bobby Lee February 14, 2012 at 2:00 pm

how do they go about find artist for the show? ive looked everywhere online just about an really couldnt find anything out, i myself think iam way better then over half of the artist on the 1st season. anyone with any info on contactin anyone that might know something about it hit me up TATTOOZ2010@YAHOO.COM


Tha Critic February 13, 2012 at 9:20 pm

That’s just great. More stupid reality TV.


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