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Tattoo Nightmares is a reality show with three tattoo artists whose specialty is fixing bad tattoos. The three artists, one of which was a contestant on Inkmaster create beautiful art out of tattoos people are ashamed of. The three artists are Tommy, Jasmine, and Big Gus. Covering a tattoo requires special skill, because the artist must design and implement a new design which works around the old tattoo.

The show includes reenactments of the situation when the original tattoo was done. It shows the mindset at the time that led to a bad decision; some of the tattoos are terrible art, and some are mistakes as to the subject of the tattoo. It is entertaining to see the reasons people get awful tattoos, and the story is an appealing part of the show. Some of the tattoos remind them of moments in their past they wanted to forget, but are forced to remember by the constant reminders on their bodies.

One young man got a burning flag inked on his arm, and he was ashamed and afraid of the reaction of other people as he aged. He got the flag when he was feeling rebellious, and as he got older, realized his mistake. Jasmine designed an owl which covered the flag nicely and was a beautiful work of art he could be proud of.

Another man had a huge tribal tattoo he was embarrassed about, so Gus did an amazing Viking warrior, he could be proud to show off. The man was a rock musician he was excited and felt more comfortable going on stage with his new tattoo.

Tommy was faced with the challenge of covering a disaster of a tattoo on a man's chest. He covered it up with a unique design of a yin-yang symbol made of fish.

Each episode brings new challenges for the trio of experts; they have to be creative to cover up bad body art. People leave the shop happy with their new tattoo masterpieces.

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Tuesday 11:00 PM et/pt on Spike TV
3 Seasons, 41 Episodes - Currently Airing
Drama, Family, Talk & Interview
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Tattoo Nightmares Full Episode Guide

  • Gus helps a mother who is ready to leave her past behind her, Jasmine's client is ready to grow up, and Tommy takes a stab at the ink that's been haunting his client for 13 years.

  • Jasmine attempts a major touch-up on an unfortunate celebrity portrait, Big Gus signs up to help a client get rid of the wrong number, and Tommy has flashbacks when an ex-raver begs him to cover-up a past alien encounter.

  • Jasmine rescues a former 90's beach babe, whose bad ink is drowning her career, Big Gus' client is eager to drop his pants to change his game, and Tommy helps a father honor his son by knocking out his adolescent mistake.

  • Tommy goes Renegade as he revamps a dated tattoo of an 80s heartthrob, Jasmine rescues a police officer from a tattoo that's held him hostage for years, and Gus is exposed to a client's sexual history that sent her to jail.

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