Hosted by model Jayme Foxx (Inked magazine cover in 2013), each week’s episode of television’s first-ever stand-alone tattoo competition series will feature four of the best tattoo artists from around the country. These artists will tattoo human canvases in rounds that get progressively more difficult. The artist who can sling the best ink walks away with $10,000.
Each episode will feature a panel of three tattoo-enthusiast judges, including the following:
Ami James is a celebrity tattoo artist based in Miami and New York. James has garnered international acclaim as a tattoo artist and celebrity, largely due to his tremendous talent and charisma and the success of TLC’s Miami Ink and NY Ink.
Miya Bailey has a history in fine art painting and has been tattooing for 21 years. Bailey is a forefather of urban-style tattooing, being one of the first to experiment in that styling. Bailey thrives in large-scale work and bright colors on all skin complexions.
Bernadette Macias is a model and the face of Sullen Clothing, as well as the main host of Sullen TV. Macias grew up around art all her life and slowly got into the world of tattoos because of roommates and friends who had a knack for it.
Bob Tyrrell started tattooing in 1997 at the age of 34. Before that, he played guitar in bands for 20 years. Tyrrell’s tattoo specialties include black-and-gray, photo-realism, portraits and custom horror imagery.
Christmas Abbott boasts quite a body of work, despite her small frame. Abbott is a business owner, CrossFit competitor and, most recently, a NASCAR pit crew front tire changer.
Amy Dumas is best known for her tenure with World Wrestling Entertainment as “Lita.” Currently, Dumas hosts the radio show Discordia on sfmtv.com.
Jason Seiler has placed his humorous illustrations on covers and interior pieces for many publications, such as Time magazine, The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal. Seiler has also worked as a character designer on Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland. He designed a portrait of Pope Francis to serve as the artwork for the cover of Time’s 2013 Person of the Year issue.