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Hosted by rock legend Dave Navarro and judged by icons of the tattoo world, Chris Nunez and Oliver Peck, 10 of the country's most creative and skilled tattoo artists descend on NYC to compete for a hundred thousand dollars and the title of "INK MASTER". The stakes couldn't be higher with 'Living Canvasses' donating their skin to be permanently marked in this adrenalized competition elimination. Written by Jiilo_Kim

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Oliver Peck was a frequent guest on Chris Nunez's tattoo show Miami Ink. Married to Kat Von D, Oliver would accompany his then wife while she helped fill in for injured tattoo artist Darren Brass. See more »

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[repeating line at the final seconds of every elimination tattoo]
Himself - Judge: Five, four, three, two, one. That's it! Machines down. Time is up. No more ink/tattooing.
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Gone from about tattoos to about drama
3 August 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The first season, I really liked this show. It was about a tattoo competition. Some of the ink was even good but even when it wasn't it was focused on the art.

Unfortunately, things began to go down hill in the second season. One of the judges, Chris Nunez, became snarkier and snarkier. He seemed to be trying to humiliate and put down the contestants who didn't measure up rather than pull them up to do even better.

Each season, there was a jerk added to the mix. They were someone who would try to "play the game strategically" to get ahead. It became very annoying to watch the petty politics and insults.

The show completely jumped the shark when they announced in the fourth season finale that everyone on the show would have a rival, someone brought in to fight with. Great, pre-made arguing. What a joke! That was the death moment of the show. As soon as they announced that contestants are going to be chosen not on the basis of their art work but on the quality of their enemies I knew the show was dead.


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