LA Ink looking for tattoo artists; producers also casting New York Ink for “no pay”

The production company behind TLC’s series LA Ink and Miami Ink is casting for new tattoo artists for its Los Angeles edition, and is casting for a New York City version of the show, which will be called, yes, New York Ink.

Original Media is looking for “Tattoo Artists: males & females, 18+, creative, experienced; Tattoo Shop Manager: males & females, 18+, great personality.” While that casting notice said applications were due by Oct. 15, the deadline has been extended to mid-November. One of the casting notices for New York Ink says, hilariously, “No pay,” although another version says compensation is “NEG,” presumably meaning negotiable.

Producers are also casting new tattoo artists for L.A. Ink, and want “new creative artists with skills in tattooing and a great personality.”

Surprisingly, man not eaten alive on Eaten Alive

Eaten Alive

Discovery Channel’s happy family holiday special Eaten Alive aired Sunday, rewarding viewers for their two full hours of viewing by ensuring that they spent quality time in the company of others instead of wasting that time doing something else that might not have been as satisfying, such as buying things that have labels which accurately reflect their contents.


Winter 2015 reality TV debut schedule

winter 2015 reality TV schedule

Mark your calendars with all these upcoming reality TV show debuts, including Celebrity Apprentice, The Bachelor, and another season of MasterChef Junior, all of which kick off in early January.

There are also 20+ shows debuting in December--including the one-off return of The Sing Off. No winter break for reality TV.

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