20 August 2014
Jay Peterson, Todd Lubin
| 7.2/10 |
22 October 2014
| Chris 51, Matador Content|
Black Ink Crew: Chi, Bad Ink, LA Ink, Inked, NY Ink
Epic Ink is an American reality television series that premiered on August 20, 2014 on A&E Network. The series features a group of talented tattoo artists and their love of tattooing pop culture at their Oregon-based shop, Area 51 Tattoo. Episodes aired on Wednesdays at 10:30 p.m. EST.
The series follows Area-51 Tattoo owner Chris 51 and his "out-of-this-world" team of tattoo artists as they bring pop-culture (movies, comics, cartoons, sci-fi and fantasy) to life as living body art in eye-popping ink. Their specialties are hyperrealistic tattoos that are what they like to call, "geek-chic".
Opening Introduction by narrator:Chris 51 - Shop owner, one of the most well-respected tattoo artists, specializing in pop culture and alien art tattoos. Chris imagined and co-created the show, casting all his friends for the roles.
Heather Maranda - Self-taught tattoo artist, specializing in cartoony/bright-color hyper-realistic tattoos
Jeff Wortham - Comic book art, sci-fi and cartoon tattoos, travels the globe to tattoo at sci-fi conventions
Chris Jones - Hailing from Wales, nominated for three consecutive Tattoo Industry Awards for Best UK Male, specializes in hyper-realistic and portrait tattoos
Josh Bodwell - A "walking encyclopedia" of sci-fi trivia, specializes in sci-fi/futuristic, realism and portraiture tattoos.
Caroline Russell - Shop manager/receptionist, not a "geek" on pop culture like the others and serves as the "nerd translator" between the "geeks" and "normal" people
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