Are you all inked up and ready for your next big piece? Or, are you a first timer who has always wanted a tattoo, and now you're finally ready to take the plunge onto an artist's table? Have you ever wanted the shock value of a horrific or biomechanical-style tattoo? Do you want to get a portrait to memorialize a loved one, or a Japanese style piece to pay homage to your heritage? Is there a daring area that you have always wanted to have tattooed? If so, then "Ink Master" wants to see and hear from you.
All potential human canvases must be at least 25 years old, located within the New York Tri-State area and be available this summer. Human canvases must bring a valid photo ID (i.e. state issued driver's license, passport) to the open casting call along with an idea or example of the tattoo or style desired and must be prepared to show the area they would like to have tattooed. Most importantly, human canvases should bring their personalities and why they should be chosen to get a free tattoo from one of the best tattoo artists on the planet. Human canvases with questions or concerns before Monday's open casting call can email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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), "Ink Master" showcases some 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 and styles.