New Episodes of “Bar Rescue” Return to Spike – Sunday June, 21 at 9/8c

May 29th, 2015 by SPIKE Press

Spike TV’s “Catch A Contractor” Returns For A Third Season of Exposing Crooked Contractors on Sunday, June 21 at 10PM ET/PT

May 28th, 2015 by leungm

SPIKE TV’S “CATCH A CONTRACTOR”

RETURNS FOR A THIRD SEASON OF EXPOSING CROOKED CONTRACTORS

ON SUNDAY, JUNE 21 AT 10PM ET/PT

 

NEW YORK – May 28, 2015 – Spike TV’s popular original series, “Catch A Contractor,” which follows host and master carpenter Adam Carolla along with expert contractor Skip Bedell and investigator Alison Bedell as they seek justice for wronged homeowners, is back for an explosive new season.  This season not only sets out to aid 10 new families in grim living circumstances, but also gives viewers a never-before-seen glimpse behind the scenes of the tense sting operations and the meticulous coordination needed to nab these deceitful conmen. “Catch A Contractor” premieres its third season on Sunday, June 21 at 10PM ET/PT on Spike TV.    

“Catch A Contractor” aims to finally turn the tables on shady contractors and educate homeowners on the warning signs before it’s too late.  Adam, Skip and Alison seek retribution for duped homeowners, whose construction nightmares range from the absurdly inept, to alarmingly hazardous homes that are accidents waiting to happen.  They hunt down and confront unscrupulous builders, drag them back to their construction disasters, and make them finish the job right.  Carolla and his expert team share their knowledge and ingenuity with the builders – not only in an effort to deliver homeowners the job they paid for, but also to give these suspect contractors the opportunity to redeem themselves.

The premiere episode features a grandmother who is left without a single working toilet and in danger of an electrical fire when she entrusts her savings to her daughter’s friend, who agrees to redo her bathrooms in order to accommodate her 14 grandchildren.  Months later, not only does this grandmother have to drive miles away to use the restroom in a local church, but there is a deep rift in the family due to this shady contractor.

 “Catch A Contractor” is created and produced by 3 Ball Entertainment (“Bar Rescue,” “Extreme Weight Loss”) with JD Roth, Todd A. Nelson, Brant Pinvidic and DJ Nurre serving as Executive Producers. Adam Carolla is also an Executive Producer. Minerva Lopez serves as Co-Executive Producer.  Sharon Levy is Spike TV’s Executive Vice President, Original Series, Chachi Senior is Senior Vice President of Original Series for Spike TV, and Jeff Savaiano serves as the network’s Executive in Charge of Production.

Carolla is the host of the wildly popular “The Adam Carolla Show” podcast.  Launching in February 2009, it became the most downloaded podcast of all time (according to the Guinness Book of World Records) in May 2011 with nearly 60 million downloads.  Carolla’s television credits include “The Adam Carolla Project,” “The Man Show,” “Loveline,” “Dancing With the Stars” and “Celebrity Apprentice.”  Carolla has also been involved in several feature films.  In 2007 he wrote, starred in and executive produced the critically-acclaimed film “The Hammer.”  In 2015 he wrote, starred in, directed and produced the film “Road Hard” and  wrote, directed and produced the feature documentary “Winning: The Racing Life of Paul Newman.”  Additionally, Carolla is a New York Times best-selling author of In 50 Years We’ll All Be Chicks…And Other Complaints From An Angry Middle-Aged White Guy (2010), Not Taco Bell Material (2012) and President Me: The America That’s in My Head (2014).  His latest book, Daddy, Stop Talking!: And Other Things My Kids Want But Won’t Be Getting, was just released on May 26, 2015.

 About 3 Ball Entertainment:

3 Ball Entertainment is one of television’s most prolific producers of reality and non-fiction programming, both for broadcast and cable. Fully independent, 3 Ball’s current series include Extreme Weight Loss, now in its fifth season on ABC (the show also airs as Obese in 130 countries); Bar Rescue and Catch a Contractor for Spike; My Cat from Hell for Animal Planet; LA Hair for WE tv; Kitten Bowl for Hallmark Channel; new series Outback Nation for FYI; and upcoming series Sweat, Inc., featuring health and fitness expert Jillian Michaels, for Spike. 3 Ball has additional series in production and development with networks including Discovery, Spike, Travel, A&E, FYI, Food, E!, TLC, Oxygen, Animal Planet, MTV2 and WE tv. The company is helmed by Chairman Reinout Oerlemans, with Todd A. Nelson and Ross Weintraub serving as CEOs, Brant Pinvidic serving as chief creative officer, and Jeff Goldman serving as chief business officer. JD Roth, who co-founded the company with Nelson in 2001, maintains a focus on creative, producing and overseeing select projects for the company. 3 Ball Entertainment employs more than 225 people in a state-of-the-art, 40,000 square-foot facility in Manhattan Beach, California.

 About Spike TV:

Spike TV is available in 98.7 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 www.spike.com and for up-to-the-minute and archival press information and photographs, visit Spike TV’s press site at http://www.spike.com/press.  Follow us on Twitter @spiketvpr for the latest in breaking news updates, behind-the-scenes information and photos.

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Spike TV Inks Season Seven of “Ink Master” And Creates Spin-Off Series “Ink Master: Redemption”

May 27th, 2015 by faziod

Spike TV Inks Season Seven of “Ink Master” And

Creates Spin-Off Series “Ink Master: Redemption”

“Ink Master’s” 16-Episode Seventh Season to Air Spring 2016

“Ink Master: Redemption” Premieres In September with Six Half-Hour Episodes

New York, NY, May 27, 2015 – Coming off its most-watched season to date, Spike TV has picked up a seventh season of “Ink Master,” the network’s hit, original tattoo-competition series. Season seven will feature 16 one-hour episodes, slated to debut in spring 2016. In addition, the network has announced a spin-off series, “Ink Master: Redemption,” which offers disgruntled former human canvases of “Ink Master” a chance to receive a new tattoo that leaves them happier than their last. The announcement was made by Chachi Senior, Senior Vice President, Original Programming, Spike TV.

The network will launch the newest installment of “Ink Master” – season six – on Tuesday, June 23 at 10pm ET/PT.

In “Ink Master: Redemption,” human canvases from previous “Ink Master” seasons, who left unhappy with their tattoos, return to the shop for a chance at new ink. The spinoff series, featuring six half-hour episodes, will debut in September.

Season 5 of “Ink Master,” which delivered an average 2.2 million viewers, was the show’s highest-rated season among Adults and Women 18-49. In its Tuesday 10-11 PM ET/PT slot, the series ranked in the top five among Persons 18-49, Men 18-49 and Men 18-34, and is currently one of Spike’s most gender-balanced programs. “Ink Master” generated 11.8 million total cross platform video views during the season, and the LIVE finale was ranked #1 on cable based on twitter activity.

“With Americans spending more than $1Billion annually on tattoos, ‘Ink Master’ has definitely hit a chord with viewers and has continued to grow as one of our most gender-balanced original series,” said Senior. “The show’s viewers are not only fans of the amazing artwork displayed, they are also invested in the human canvases and what happens when a client leaves unhappy with their tattoo. We have created ‘Ink Master: Redemption’ to help answer those questions.”

Each week, “Ink Master” puts artists through a series of tattoo challenges that are not only designed to test the artists’ technical skills, but also their on-the-spot creativity, as they must create and execute an original tattoo by command on a ‘human canvas.’ Each episode focuses on a different and distinct style of tattooing. The masterpieces these artists create will last a lifetime – but so will their mistakes. The series is hosted by Dave Navarro (Jane’s Addiction), and the series judges are world-renowned tattoo artists Chris Nunez (“Miami Ink”) and Oliver Peck (Elm Street Tattoo).

“Ink Master” is produced for Spike by Original Media (“Swamp People,” “Comic Book Men,” “Dual Survival”) with Steven Weinstock, Glenda Hersh and Andrea Richter serving as Executive Producers. Original Media is a subsidiary of Endemol Shine North America.

Sharon Levy is Spike’s Executive Vice President, Original Series, Chachi Senior is Senior Vice President of Original Programming for Spike and oversees production of “Ink Master” and Tori Socha serves as the network’s Executive in Charge of Production.

About Original Media:

Original Media is a subsidiary of Endemol Shine North America and is run by Emmy award-winning producers Glenda Hersh and Steven Weinstock. Producing hundreds of hours of programming across unscripted and scripted television, digital media and feature film, Original Media has built a strong reputation for cutting-edge content and quality production. Hit series include “Swamp People,” “Dual Survival,” “Ink Master,” “Comic Book Men” and “The Pool Master.” Original Media also produced the Academy Award-nominated films “The Squid and the Whale” and “Half Nelson.”

About Spike TV:

Spike TV is available in 98.7 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 www.spike.com and for up-to-the-minute and archival press information and photographs, visit Spike TV’s press site at http://www.spike.com/press.  Follow us on Twitter @spiketvpr for the latest in breaking news updates, behind-the-scenes information and photos.

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Nicole Platt   Spike TV         212-767-8855              nicole.platt@spiketv.com

Debra Fazio  Spike TV         212-767-8649              debra.fazio@spiketv.com

 

Taraji P. Henson and Terrence Howard to Host Guys Choice 2015

May 26th, 2015 by SPIKE Press

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EMPIRE’S TARAJI P. HENSON & TERRENCE HOWARD

TO HOST SPIKE’S “GUYS CHOICE 2015”

 

Honorees and Presenters Confirmed to Attend Include
Chris Pratt, Liam Neeson, LL COOL J, Joseph Gordon-Levitt,
Sir Ben Kingsley, Avan Jorgia, Dwayne Johnson, Russell Westbrook and Hannah Davis
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Rock Trio “the one and only PPL MVR” will Serve as #GuysChoice House Band
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Additional Talent to be Announced
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“Guys Choice 2015” Tapes on Saturday, June 6 at Sony Pictures Studios
And Premieres on Spike TV Thursday, June 18 at 9p ET/PT

New York, NY, May 26, 2015 – Academy Award® nominated actors from the cultural hit “Empire” Taraji P. Henson and Terrence Howard are coming to Spike to host the ninth annual #GuysChoice. The unfiltered, unpredictable and can’t-miss event where all your mantasies come true, Guys Choice, honors the men of the year and the women who love them. Guys Choice will tape on Saturday, June 6 at the Sony Pictures Studios in Culver City, CA and premieres on Thursday, June 18 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT on Spike TV.

“We just worked with Terrence and Taraji on the upcoming season finale of ‘Lip Sync Battle’ and I can promise you that adding their off-the-charts chemistry into the Guys Choice mix will make for one of the most unpredictable nights of the year,” said Casey Patterson, Executive Producer of Guys Choice. “Gird your loins boys, Cookie is coming to town!”

A-list attendees being honored with the coveted mantlers include: host Taraji P. Henson accepting the “Jean Claude Gahd Damn” award, Liam Neeson as “Biggest Ass Kicker,” Chris Pratt taking home the “Guy of the Year” award, Hannah Davis as “Our New Girlfriend,” and Russell Westbrook as “Top Fantasy Leaguer.” Presenters include Sir Ben Kingsley and Avan Jogia, stars of Spike’s upcoming three night epic event “TUT,” Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Tito Ortiz. Additional honorees, attendees and presenters to be announced shortly.

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LL COOL J, host of “Lip Sync Battle,” will be honored with a special tribute honoring the icon’s 30 years in the business. This anniversary moment will feature a very special performance by LL celebrating the monumental three decades of his career.

Throughout the evening event, fans will be treated the world’s craziest rock band, “the one and only PPL MVR,” as they serve as the Guys Choice house band.

In keeping with Spike’s year-round efforts to support our nation’s servicemen and women, “Guys Choice” will once again feature inspiring moments saluting our troops and returning veterans.

The official sponsors of Spike TV’s Guys Choice include AT&T, AXE®, Bacardi®, Burger King®, GEICO®, Kia Motors, and Mountain Dew®.

Casey Patterson, Carol Donovan and Josh Greenberg will serve as Executive Producers. Ryan Polito is Director and Tim Bruno serves as Executive in Charge for Spike.

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Spike TV is available in 98.7 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 www.spike.com and for up-to-the-minute and archival press information and photographs, visit Spike TV’s press site at http://www.spike.com/press.  Follow us on Twitter @spiketvpr for the latest in breaking news updates, behind-the-scenes information and photos.

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Lip Sync Battle – Queen Latifah vs. Marlon Wayans

May 26th, 2015 by faziod

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May 18th, 2015 by faziod

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Ink Master Season 6 Contestant Biographies

May 12th, 2015 by faziod

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Season 6: Contestant Biographies

(in alphabetical order)

 ”Ink Master” Season 6 Premieres on Spike TV Starting Tuesday, June 23 at 10 PM, ET/PT

Chris Blinston
Coral Springs, FL
Owner/Artist, No Hard Feelings Tattoo Gallery
Website: (http://bigbrain2.com/)
Twitter: @ChrisBlinston
18 years’ experience
Mentor to Tyler Nolan

Chris Blinston started his tattoo career while in the Marine Corps, getting his first job at a tattoo shop a year later.  After apprenticing for three years, he was able to open his own studio where he feels he is a goal-oriented leaded who is committed to his own success as well as those around him.  Chris comes into the competition with Tyler Nolan, the 26 year-old that he mentored for five years.  Chris feels his passion for artwork, which has led him to the pursuit of perfection, will also lead him to the title of ‘Ink Master.’

 

Miami Burgess
Carrollton, GA
Artist, Skin Werks
Website: (http://www.facebook.com/miamiburgesscutstoms)
Twitter: @miami_burgess
23 years’ experience
Mentor to Craig Foster

Miami boasts 23 years’ experience in this industry and is ready to solidify his reputation as an accomplished artist. Garnering national exposure due to his tattoo of Michael Jackson on rapper Da Brat, Miami asserts he has what it takes to be a figurehead in the industry. This season he is challenged by Season 3 contestant and employee, Craig Foster. Miami’s on a mission to prove a point: that mentors always come out on top.

 

Erik Campbell
Grand Junction, CO
Owner/Artist, Black Pearl Tattoo
Website: (www.blackpearltattooinc.com)
Twitter: @erikcampbelltat
13 years’ experience
Mentor to Marisa LaRen

Erik views other artists’ self-promotion meaningless unless the tattoo work actually measures up. After a two-year apprenticeship, this Colorado native opened his own shop in a competitive tattoo community. He is unafraid to take risks, especially when it rewards well. His competition this season is Marisa LaRen, a rookie artist whom he hired following her apprenticeship with him. The two have spent almost every day together for the past four years and are constantly at each other’s throats. Erik believes he does not receive the respect he deserves from Marisa for building, what he believes to be, her entire career.

 

Big Ceeze
Anaheim, CA
Owner/Artist, Mi Familia Tattoo
Website: www.mifamiliatattoostudio.com
Twitter: @biggceeze
17 years’ experience
Mentor to Kito

Big Ceeze is an artist and entrepreneur whose work focuses on black and grey realism who believes his 17 years of tattooing experience will propel him through this season’s competition. He is challenged this season by Kito, his apprentice with whom he feels should retain his “student” status while he transforms his teacher title to the ‘Ink Master’ title. Big Ceeze carries himself with a sure-fire confidence and views this competition as a vital ingredient to solidify his ink reputation and once and for all, prove to Kito that he will remain on top.

 

Dave Clarke
Fort Walton Beach, FL
Artist, Sacred-X-Pression
Website: (www.daveclarktattoo.com)
Twitter: @daveclarkestach
11 years’ experience
Apprentice of Earl Noble

Dave Clarke spent two years as an apprentice while in the army stationed in Germany before transitioning to a full-time career in tattooing.  A tattoo artist with a military background, he’s not one to shy away from a fight and asserts that his aggressive personality is what defines his work. Clarke takes great pride in himself on beating his mentor, Earl Noble, in the past three tattoo conventions he has partaken in, making the claim that “the student is always better than the teacher.” Clarke does partially credits his career to Noble, but relishes in the fact that he knows his teacher’s tricks and how to make them even better. This season, he is looking to show Noble once and for all that he has surpassed his skills in ink.

 

Duffy Fortner
Prince Frederick, MD
Artist, Red Octopus Tattoos
Website: (www.redoctopustattoos.com/duffyfortner.html )
Twitter: @duffyfortner
12 years’ experience
Apprentice to Kruseman

Duffy dubs herself a tattoo brat since the age of six. Coming from a whole family of tattoo artists, she claims that the art of tattooing is in her blood. With a 10-month old at home, she asserts that is her passion and knowledge of this industry that drives her in this competition. She wants nothing more than for her child to look up to her success. Duffy is challenged this season by Kruseman, the Maryland tattoo shop owner a former mentor of hers. She is determined to outperform him this season and claim the title as the first female Ink Master.

 

Craig Foster
Carrollton, GA
Owner, Skinwerks Tattoo
Website: (http://www.skinwerks.com)
Twitter: @skinwerks
20 years’ experience
Apprentice of Miami Burgess

A fan favorite from “Ink Master” Season 3, Foster landed himself a second shot at winning the ‘Ink Master’ title.  A “working class” artist, Foster prides himself in his ability to relate to his clients and to never forget a face or tattoo he has worked on. Although he is primarily a new skool artist, Foster knows that his talents are balanced and can handle any challenge the judges give to him. This season, Foster goes head to head with his mentor, Miami Burgess, to prove his worthiness as an independent tattoo artist.

 

Ryan Hadley
Fort Wayne, IN
Owner/artist, Ryan Hadley Studio
Website: (http://www.ryanhadley.com)
Twitter: @ryanhadleyink
15 years’ experience
Apprentice to St. Marq

Ryan Hadley has focused on realism, hyperrealism, black and white and Japanese during his fifteen years of tattooing.  Hadley, a proud father of 6, feels tattooing should be taken more serious as an art form rather than something taken for granted since it is a lifelong commitment.    Hadley’s challenged this season by his mentor, St. Marq, whom he criticizes for maintaining an old-school tattooing style. He believes St. Marq is way outdated in the tattoo industry and is ready to prove that he has the necessary skills and fresh outlook to win the title of ‘Ink Master.’ As someone who knows his mentor’s work, he has full confidence that he can outperform it.

 

Kito
Tulsa, OK
Owner/artist, Fidolo Tattoo
Website: (http://www.tattoosbykito.com)
Twitter: @TattooKito
10 Years’ experience
Apprentice of Big Ceeze

Kito has an incredible passion for tattooing, specializing in black and grey and lettering.  He sees this competition as his outlet to display his talent to a worldwide audience. After practicing as a self-taught artist followed by apprenticing for two years, Kito mobilized his career as an artist and shop owner in Oklahoma. He has absolutely no problem telling it like it is, especially when it comes to tattooing. He claims he owes his success in part to his keen observance of his mentor’s “strengths and weaknesses.” He’s in it to win it, discrediting the level of expertise that comes with years of experience, something his former mentor and rival this season, Big Ceeze, holds over him.

 

Kruseman
Hagerstown, MD
Owner/Artist, Oldeline Tattoo
Website: (http://oldeline.com)
Twitter: @davekruseman
20 years’ experience
Mentor to Duffy Fortner

Kruseman boasts 20 years in the tattoo industry and argues that knowing how to actually draw is what that elevates him above other artists. This studio owner apprenticed for two years before becoming a full-time artist focusing on the traditional style. Kruseman finds a rival in Duffy Fortner, his former apprentice, who comes from an entire family of tattoo artists. Although he believes Duffy has produced decent work to back up her cockiness, he has no doubt in his mind that she does not have what it takes to beat him in this competition.

 

Marisa LaRen
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Artist, Vatican Tattoos
Website: www.blackpearltattooinc.com
Twitter: @marisalaren
3 years’ experience
Apprentice of Erik Campbell

Marisa has more than just a passion for tattooing; she’s also a star fitness fanatic who ranked third in the 2014 Colorado State’s Fitness Competition. This goes to show her competitive, “I go and get what I want” persona. With just three years of tattooing under her belt, she claims her quick progressio” in tattooing levels the playing field among her competitors. Marisa goes head-to-head this season with her mentor, Erik Campbell, with whom she has been working with nearly every day for the past four years. Feeling like Erik still treats her like a rookie in the industry, she enters this competition ready to prove her worth as an artist.

 

St. Marq
West Lafayette, IN
Owner, New Breed
Website: (http://www.soulpowertrippin.com/)
Twitter: @saintmarqtattoo
25 years’ experience
Mentor to Ryan Hadley

St. Marq has been tattooing for more than 25 years. As the owner of New Breed Tattoo, he has been featured in various publications including National Geographic and the New York Times.  St Marq National Tattoo Associations’ Best International Tattooist. While specializing in Black and Grey, Realism, Large Conceptual and Epic Multi-Surface tattoos, St. Marq has a background of experience with many styles.  His main competitor is Ryan Hadley, a Fort Wayne shop owner whom he formerly mentored. He believes his rival has a big ego without the experience to back it up.

 

 

Katie McGowan
Sherwood, AR
Artist, Black Cobra Tattoos
Website: (www.tattoosbykatie.com)
Twitter: @KatieTattoos
5 years’ experience
Apprentice of Matt O’Baugh

Katie has been tattooing for five years in central Arkansas.  Her style is bold and colorful with a traditional influence and has won numerous awards at tattoo conventions around the U.S.  McGowan comes into the competition with her mentor, Matt O’Baugh, whom she works with in Arkansas.  She feels her confident and competitive personality will help her strive in the competition and hopes to prove that women have an important role in the tattoo industry by being the first female to win the title of ‘Ink Master.’

 

MV
El Paso, TX
Owner/Artist, Blue Panda Tattoo
Website: www.facebook.com/tattoosbymat
Twitter: @tat2bymat
6 years’ experience
Mentor to Brian Stephens

MV comes in full steam to this competition, expecting to be the last one standing among lesser artists. He’s got a string of tattoo convention awards to back up his reputation.  He specializes in Black and Grey and realism and has been feature in tattoo publications in the past. This season, MV finds a rival in Brian Stephens, his former apprentice who thinks he’s amassed the skills necessary to beat his mentor.

 

Earl Noble
St. Petersburg, FL
Artist, Black Amethyst Tattoo Gallery
Twitter: @theearlnoble
10 years’ experience
Mentor to Dave Clarke

Earl Noble apprenticed for six months prior to starting his career as a professional tattoo artist. Specializing in stylized realism, the New Orleans native is challenged by Florida tattoo artist, Dave Clarke, whom he firmly believes would be nothing in the industry without him. Noble isn’t remotely pleased with Clarke’s lack of respect for the guidance he received and is determined to prove that the teacher will always come out victorious.

 

Tyler Nolan
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Artist, Vatican Tattoos
Website: (www.tylernolantattoos.com)
Twitter: @_tylernolan
10 years’ experience
Apprentice of Chris Blinston

Tyler Nolan has always had a reputation for pushing the limits as witnessed via his hobby of venomous snake handler. He was previously mentored by Chris Blinston whom he left for an opportunity at another shop. This departure left unresolved tension between the two which Tyler plans to clear up during the competition by producing, what he thinks will be, better tattoos.

 

 

 

Matt O’Baugh
Sherwood, AR
Owner, Black Cobra Tattoos
Website: (www.blackcobratattoos.com; www.mattobaugh.com)
Twitter: @mattobaugh
14 years’ experience
Mentor to Katie McGowan

Matt O’Baugh has been tattooing for 14 years. After apprenticing for 1 year, the next 10 years of his career were spent working for various tattoo shops before opening his own, Black Cobra in Sherwood, Arkansas. Matt has been featured in many industry publications and has won many awards for his skill. Matt comes from a family of artists and attended art school where he majored in Sculpture. Matt also has experience in blacksmithing and knife making. In tattooing, Matt prides himself on his versatility and being able to dominate any style that comes his way.  Matt comes into the competition with Katie McGowan, an employee of his, who prides herself on keeping up to date on what is relevant in the tattoo culture.  Matt is determined to put the other contestant’s skills to the test as he battles for the title of ‘Ink Master.’

 

Brian Stephens
El Paso, TX
Artist, Dapper Ink Tattoo
Website: http://instagram.com/tat2bybry
Twitter: @tat2bybry
3 years’ experience
Apprentice of MV

Brian Stephens has been tattooing for a total of three years with a focus on traditional and realism. Despite his relatively short experience compared to others’ in the competition, Brian has already collected his share of awards in traditional and color categories. His main competitor this season is MV, the El Paso shop owner who formerly apprenticed him. Brian is setting out to prove to his rival that he isn’t the new kid on the block any more and hopes winning the coveted title of ‘Ink Master’ will give him the same respect as more experienced artists.

Ink Master: Meet The Contestants – Premieres on 6/23 at 10 PM, ET/PT

May 12th, 2015 by faziod

Lip Sync Battle – Julianne Hough vs. Derek Hough

May 8th, 2015 by faziod

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