Ink Master Returns for Season Three

Oliver Peck, Dave Navarro and Chris Nunez on Ink Master
tattoo artist & expert Oliver Peck, series host Dave Navarro and tattoo artist & expert Chris Nunez on 'Ink Master' - Photo by Fernando Leon/Spike TV
16 tattoo artists will be competing on season three of Spike TV’s Ink Master premiering on July 16, 2013 at 10pm. Dave Navarro (Jane’s Addiction) and tattoo artists Chris Nunez (Miami Ink) and Oliver Peck (Elm Street Tattoo) return as judges, and in a new twist this season the Human Canvases will also have a say in who is eliminated from the competition.
The winner of Ink Master will receive a $100,000 grand prize, an editorial feature in Inked, and the title of ‘Ink Master.’
Details on Ink Master:
Each episode puts the artist through their paces, competing in various tattoo challenges that are not only designed to test the artists’ technical skills, but also their on-the-spot creativity, where they must create and execute an original tattoo by command on a ‘Human Canvas.’ Artists will be asked to tattoo in a number of distinct styles including black and gray, realism, pin-up, cover-up and Asian, among others. The masterpieces these artists create will last forever, but so will their mistakes.
In the season opener the artists are literally put behind bars the moment they arrive when they must create a prison-style, single-needle fine line tattoo on actual convict Canvases in a prison cell. The artists are further challenged during the Elimination Tattoo to perform a cover-up tattoo on their human ex-con, looking for redemption and a new life “on the outside.”

Ink Master Season 3 Contestants:

E.S. – Artist at Forever Custom Tattoos in Bridgeport, CT
James Danger – Owner and artists at Skin Gallery Tattoo in Sacramento, CA
Kyle Dunbar – Owner and artist at Almighty Tattoo in Flint, MI
Jason Clay Dunn – Owner and artist at Tattoo Alchemy in Montclair, CA
Katherine “Tatu Baby” Flores – Self-employed tattoo artist in Miami, FL
Craig Foster – Owner and artist at Skinwerks in Carolton, GA
Joey “Hollywood” Hamilton – Artist at Club Tattoo Las Vegas in Henderson, NV
Joshua Hibbard – Artist at No Hope, No Fear Tattoo in Portland, OR
Jackie Jennings – Artist at Tru Blu in Philadelphia, PA
Ally Lee – Owner and artist at Hot Rod alley Tattoo in Santa Cruz, CA
Jime Litwalk – Artist at Hart & Huntington Co. and Steadfast Brand in Orlando, FL
Madison “Maddie la Bellie” Loftis – Artist at Corrupted Arts Studio in Greensboro, NC
Chris May – Owner and artist at Proton Tattoo in Creston, IL
Frank McManus – Artist at Bryan Campbell Tattoo Studio in New Cumberland, PA
Richard “Made Rich” Parker – Owner and artist at Think Before You Ink in Corona, NY
“Mystical Mike” Paterek – Artist at Physical Graffiti in Bronx, NY

Source: Spike

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