I love tattoos, and I love watching tattoo artists work. I’ve been known to watch numerous shows about the art but sometimes they can be a little drama filled. I’m not here for the egos and the arguments, I’m here to see art come to life. That’s why I’ve really enjoyed Epic Ink It’s a new show that just started on A&E that centers around the crew that works at Area 51. The best part? They focus on nerdy tattoos! They’ve done a zombie pin up, a character from “The Goonies,” and a portrait of someone’s cat in space drinking a beer.
The best part about the show though is the lack of drama. You don’t have people fighting or arguing, people aren’t storming out. It’s a really fun and entertaining group of people. They throw random trivia out, talk about movies and music, and really seem to enjoy their coworkers. The only person I might have a small issue with is the receptionist. She seems a little judgey at times. It’s never in a rude way, but if I’m going for a tattoo, I don’t need someone at the front desk looking at me weird when I tell them what I want. In the latest episode, a man wanted ram horns on the sides of his head. Is it an odd request? Sure. But I’ve seen weirder tattoos. Granted, we’re only two episodes in so maybe it won’t be a huge deal later on down the road. Don’t get me wrong though! She seems like a really nice person, just maybe needs to check the reactions a bit.
I’m really excited to see what else is coming down the tracks in terms of their tattoos. I even saw a preview where they were attending C2E2! Believe it or not, I’ve played around with the idea of getting a tattoo while at a Con, it just hasn’t happened yet. I mean, a convention is hard enough on your body without nursing a tattoo.
So, do any of you watch similar shows? Have you checked out Epic Ink? If you think it sounds like something you might like, it airs Wednesday nights at 10:30 EST on A&E! Of course be sue to check your local listings to be sure.