STATUS: previously in development (2011-2012 season)
DEVELOPMENT STAGE: ordered to series
DESCRIPTION: (from Animal Planet's press release, April 2011) "There's nothing more special than the link between an animal and a human," says Detroit-based Tom Renshaw, a world-renowned tattoo artist specializing in photo-realistic wildlife tattoos. DETROIT ANIMAL TATTOO (wt) documents the professional and personal life of Renshaw and his motley crew of body-inking associates. Each hour-long episode follows the stories behind animal tattoos - from prep to ink - and the people who pay permanent homage to fallen pets and life-changing encounters with animals. There's an intimate story behind every tattoo, and it's Tom's job to make sure those stories come to life.