Watch America's Worst Tattoos

The popular television program, America's Worst Tattoos, is aired on the TLC network. This program, which features some of the country's most talented tattoo artists, is delivered in a before-and-after type of format. Hopefuls contact the show's producers in hopes of being selected to receive a tattoo update, free-of-charge, by a renowned artist. These potential candidates have tattoos they would like to have transformed (or "covered up" to use the technical term) from their current state. The tattoos they wish to cover are the results of bad choices as teenagers, drunken dares, requests from ex-girlfriends, and, in some cases, just plain bad artistry. Some of them are funny and others are just plain pitiful.

Each episode begins with the luckiest of candidates giving a clear visual of the tattoos they want to cover up, followed by the stories behind the tattoos. Some of these stories cause hysterical laughter and some can even bring tears. The story telling is followed by a planning session with a tattoo artist and then bits of the actual tattooing process are shown. At the end of each episode comes the dramatic reveal where viewers and the lucky candidates are shown the finished piece, which so far has always been well received. The results are astounding.

America's Worst Tattoos features such prominent ink artists as the young and beautiful Megan Massacre who is an alternative model and is touted as a prodigy; Jeremy Swan--musician, restaurateur, and tattoo artist extraordinaire; and Tim Pangburn who owns a tattoo shop in Jersey and has produced thousands of tattoos in his career. Interestingly enough, Tim's career specialty is in covering up hideous tattoos. All three of the show's artists are as talented as it gets and very devoted to their art.

America's Worst Tattoos is regularly seeking new candidates for the show to keep the content fresh. The show's producers receive far more requests than they could ever possibly fill. There must be a lot of unwanted tattoos out there in viewer land.

Thursday 9:00 PM et/pt on TLC
2 Seasons, 21 Episodes - Currently Airing
June 21, 2012
Family, Reality
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America's Worst Tattoos Full Episode Guide

  • A tribue tattoo goes awry.

  • Artist Megan Massacre covers a horrendous pink elephant tattoo and witnesses something she's never experienced in her 10-year career. And artist Tim Pangburn tries to fix a back tattoo that's in a bad location.

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