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[11/21/13 - 06:07 AM]
Oxygen Media Rings in the New Year with a Night of Ink
Look for new series "Tattoos After Dark" to premiere on Wednesday, January 1 at 11:00/10:00c following "Best Ink."

[via press release from Oxygen]

OXYGEN MEDIA RINGS IN THE NEW YEAR WITH A NIGHT OF INK

SERIES PREMIERE OF "TATTOOS AFTER DARK" TO AIR ON WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 1 AT 11PM ET/PT

Network's Hit Competition Series "Best Ink" Kicks-Off the Night With a New Episode at 10 PM ET/PT

NEW YORK - November 21, 2013- Celebrate the New Year with Oxygen Media's new series, "Tattoos After Dark," on Wednesday, January 1 at 11PM ET/PT. From the producers of "Jersey Shore," the half-hour series will uncover the wild and over-the-top antics that take place after hours at two popular Los Angeles tattoo shops: House of Ink, in the heart of the Venice boardwalk, and Ink Kandy, steps away from the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Leading off the network's night of ink is an all-new episode of the hit competition series "Best Ink," airing at 10PM ET/PT, as the remaining artists compete for $100,000 and a cover story in Tattoo magazine.

"Tattoos After Dark" holds nothing back as cameras capture the late-night chaos that goes down when incredibly talented artists converge with outrageous clients. From the guy who comes in asking for a bat tattoo on his face to a couple who wants matching tattoos to express their undying love even though they just met that night... you never know who will stumble in, or what they will look like walking out.

It's a wild ride in the premiere episode as scorned lover Katrina comes to Hollywood looking for 26 dermal piercings in the shape of eyes after she learns her boyfriend of 16 years has cheated. Meanwhile a couple with the most bizarre relationship comes in looking for matching tattoos - leaving the tattoo artists speechless and a little uneasy when they find out they are father and daughter.

MEET THE "TATTOOS AFTER DARK" CAST:

House of Ink Staff

Asaru Mushavu @Asaru75 A California native, Asaru has only been tattooing for two years, but has already proven to be one of House of Ink's most talented artists and biggest money-makers. Although he has a flirtatious nature at work to help lure in his female clients, Asaru's daughter is the leading lady in his life. While he occasionally shows his silly side when goofing off with Joe, he is one of the most mature guys at the shop. Prior to becoming a permanent inker, Asaru tapped his passion for art in graphic design and comic book artistry.

Joe "Jersey" Meinwieser @Jersey_513 Joe grew up in the Garden State and got his start in the industry by cleaning a local tattoo parlour in exchange for free ink and a chance at an apprenticeship. With five years of experience, this relative youngster is always game for late-night trickery and to jokingly trash talk his co-workers. He has strong Jersey roots with little-to-no filter and an outgoing personality. Joe will be the first to say "hell no" to an outlandish tattoo request and always contributes to a fun work environment. Naturally attracted to older women, he is constantly teased by Asaru and Christine. Besides working at LA's House of Ink, he also works at Tattooville in Toms River and Linden, NJ. Joe's roots are in traditional east coast tattooing specifically, the Coleman technique.

Christine Barnum @christinebarnum Christine is a brunette bombshell from Chino Hills, CA with a spitfire personality. She believes the inking industry is primarily male-dominated and wants to change the stereotype. Christine is willing to take risks in her work hoping it will encourage other women in male-driven industries to do the same. Always looking to create a lively work environment, Christine is seen as one of the guys and is confident that she can tattoo anything they can.

Ink Kandy STAFF

Chris Saint @saintpiercing Born and raised in England, Chris moved to Hollywood in 2007 to restart his piercing career. With more than eight years of experience, Chris considers himself on the cutting edge of the piercing industry. He splits his time between Los Angeles and Las Vegas and is always trying to reach new heights through his work. One of the most straight-laced of the bunch, he is professional with his clients and takes great pride in his work. An expert in his field, Chris focuses on precision, creativity and presentation.

Friday Jones @LadyFriday With more than 20 years of tattooing experience under her belt, Friday has built a clientele of celebrities including supermodel/actress Lydia Hearst, "Rizzoli & Isles" star Angie Harmon and actress/singer Aubrey O'Day, among others. She has been instrumental in the tattoo industry and a breakout for women tattoo artists. Friday is known for her fine art and detailed craftsmanship and prides herself on the personal experience she provides her clients while inking them.

Taylor "Big T" Graaf @Bigt_Ink Manager of Ink Kandy since 2010, "Big T" is a 24-year-old SoCal native. Working right off Hollywood Boulevard, he has seen it all-- from crazy late-night antics to young and restless tattoo wannabes-- and loves every bit of it. With a larger-than-life personality, Big T always wants in on the latest scoop and tends to get involved in the drama in and out of the shop.

Justin Coppolino @Justintattoo A master of many trades, Justin has been tattooing for eight years and is also a musician and lead singer of a band with his twin brother. Originally from Philly, he is a buttoned up guy with a light-hearted, playful side who is still in awe by the craziness of the late-night Hollywood clientele. Justin is passionate about tattooing and skilled in a wide range of styles, but most commonly sticks to new school and neo-traditional.

Angel "Bazzar" Garcia @BazzarONE Bazzar loves working in the heart of the Hollywood craziness and lives by the motto "their blood is our block." He has been tattooing for more than a decade and has been working at Ink Kandy for five years. Bazzar has been known for going out to the clubs and bringing back crowds of people to get late-night tattoos. He is the life of the party and his personality is infectious. He treats everyone that walks through the shop doors like family and recently tattooed hip-hop artist Drake.

"Tattoos After Dark" is produced by 495 Productions with SallyAnn Salsano and Joel Zimmer serving as Executive Producers.

"Best Ink" is produced by Bunim/Murray Productions, a Banijay Group company, with Jonathan Murray, Gil Goldschein, and Rick deOliveira serving as executive producers and Erin Cristall, Lisa Fletcher, and Zach Kozek serving as co-executive producers.

About Oxygen Media

Oxygen Media is a multiplatform entertainment brand that delivers relevant and engaging content to young women who like to "live out loud." Oxygen is rewriting the rulebook for women's media by changing how the world sees entertainment from a young woman's point of view. Through a vast array of unconventional and original content, including "The Face," "Best Ink," "I'm Having Their Baby," and "Bad Girls Club," the growing cable network is the premier destination for unique and groundbreaking unscripted programming. A social media trendsetter, Oxygen is a leading force in engaging modern young women, wherever they are, with popular, award-winning features online including www.OxygenLive.com, the real-time social viewing party that is also available as an app for the iPhone and iPad. Oxygen is available in 80 million homes and can be found online and on mobile devices at www.oxygen.com. Follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/OxygenPR. Oxygen Media is a program service of NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment, a division of NBCUniversal.





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· BEST INK (OXYGEN)
· JERSEY SHORE (MTV)
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