5:00am
Cops O: Cats and Dogs
5:00am
Cops O: Brotherly Love
5:00am
Cops O: Sittin' in the Dark
5:00am
Cops O: The Blame Game
5:00am
Paid Programming - Cont
5:00am
Paid Program (30)
5:00am
Paid Program (30)
9:00am
Jurassic Park (1993)
12:03pm
The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997): Lost World: Jurassic Park, The (1997)
3:02pm
Jurassic Park III (2001)
5:02pm
Cops O: Not My Crack
5:31pm
Cops O: Love Bites
10:00pm
Cops O: Not My Crack
10:30pm
Cops O: Love Bites
11:00pm
Men in Black (1997)
1:30am
The Goonies (1985): Goonies, The (1985)
9:00am
Xtreme Off Road: Land Rover Defender
9:30am
Engine Power: Making A Mustang Monster
10:30am
Detroit Muscle: Barn Find Chevelle: Interior and Panel Repair

10 Questions With Shane O’Neill

by Ink Master   January 11, 2012 at 12:30PM  |  Views: 13,245


Name: Shane O' Neill
Age: 39
City: Middleton, Delaware
Shop: Shane O'Neill's Infamous Tattoos


What drew you into the world of tattooing?

I didn't have an interest until my brother encouraged me [to get into it]. I was an illustrator before tattooing, and I tried it out. And I liked it.


When did you get your first tattoo? What was it?

I was 15, and it was a Kanji symbol.


Were you trained formally?

I was not technically trained. I graduated from University of Arts in Philadelphia with a Bachelors of Fine Arts after majoring in Illustration.


How many tattoos have you inked total?

At least 10,000.


Have you won any awards?

Yes, I've won hundreds of awards at conventions, one in particular from a magazine called Tattoo Society. One of my pieces was named Best Tattoo of the Year.


What's your signature style?

Realism; portraits; black and grey.


What was the worst tattoo you've ever seen?

Massacres that shouldn't even be called tattoos! Many portraits in need of fixing, look like blobs. I've seen many bad tattoos.


Who do you think is your biggest competition on the show?

Tommy Helm and Josh Woods were my biggest competition at the beginning, and then I saw James Vaughn and Bili Vegas' work was also good...


What is the hardest part of being on Ink Master?

Being away from my wife and kids, although they were very supportive of me being on the show.


Why do you think you are the Ink Master?

I'm the most versatile; I can do any style well. And no situations can put me out of my zone. All the difficult situations in the house didn't bother me.


Check out Shane O'Neill's portfolio here, and get more Ink Master at inkmaster.spike.com.

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