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Best Ink is a wonderful television show that is hosted by recording artist and American Idol finalist, Kimberly Caldwell. The show is meant to be a place for some of the world's best tattoo artists to bring about their creativity. Best Ink is a show that brings them all together to battle it out as the best tattoo artist on the planet. The wild world of tattoo artistry isn't very new, but this show depicts the lives of these artists and how they are literally coming up with the latest designs which go beyond the ordinary hearts or skulls used as tattoos.

The show definitely delivers a much newer concept to reality TV since most television shows every now and then can be quite boring and way too common to watch. Best Ink brings together 10 of the best tattoo artists around the country and they compete over 8 long episodes for the chance to earn exactly $100,000. They literally showcase their tattoos over the episodes, and they are all judged over their quality and what they can deliver in each of their quality looking tattoos. The judges, Joe Capobianco, Sabina Kelly, and a guest judge every week, all decide who is going to be the sole winner. Each artist is forced to complete different kinds of challenges each time, which is what the judges use to see who is more capable of delivering the Best Ink.

The show not only goes deep into how well they deliver their ink, but there are tons of different love stories in the show and tons of other sorts drama that goes well into each episode to add that special story and uniqueness to the entire show. There are thousands of different people who have found the show to be quite interesting and definitely very cool compared to other shows.

Best Ink is a show worth watching. It isn't exactly a show for those who aren't so much into tattoos, but if you like art and you enjoy seeing people trying to win money for their talents, then you really need to consider watching Best Ink.

Tuesday 10:00 PM et/pt on Oxygen
3 Seasons, 30 Episodes
March 27, 2012
Reality
6.3/10
Cast: Joe Capobianco, Sabina Kelley, Hannah Aitchison, Pete Wentz
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Best Ink Full Episode Guide

  • The remaining finalists compete in their final challenge at Venice Beach, CA, and the winner is announced.

  • The artists compete in a demolition derby, and must later create 3-D tattoos.

  • A shock-art performance tests the artists. Also, tension erupts among the contestants.

  • The six remaining artists are surprised with an emotional visit from their significant others before creating sexy pin-up tattoos with a twist.

  • The artists create nautical themed tattoos; surf legend Laird Hamilton makes a guest appearance.

  • The ink artists are educated about bio-mechanical tattoos from Guy Aitchison. Also: The competition turns personal.

  • The artists attend a science-fiction convention in San Diego. Also: a tattoo is placed on a unique part of the body.

  • The pressure mounts as the contestants must create Asian-inspired artwork.

  • The contestants head to Hollywood's Viper Room and attend a surprise performance. Later, painful rib tattoos could jeopardize one skin artist's future in the competition.

  • The artists compete in the Best Ink fight club and are paired up. Street artist Justin Bua guest judges.

  • The artists cover bad tattoos with better designs.

  • Host Pete Wentz guides 14 of America's best tattoo artists through artistic ink challenges based upon the seven deadly sins. Face-Off's Glenn Hetrick is guest judge.

  • The three remaining artists tattoo old customers. After a surprise elimination, the final two artists ink masterpieces on celebrity guests Travie McCoy and AJ McLean, but only one artist will be crowned Best Ink.

  • The final four tattoo artists work ink their family members.

  • The contestants must create a photo-realistic tattoo. Also: a "fast-and-furious" challenge.

  • The contestants use innovative animation technology to bring their artwork to life. Appearing: tattoo artist Miya Bailey.

  • The contestants try to soar when creating tattoos while in airplanes. Judge Joe Capobianco's famed style of tattoo art is also featured.

  • The artists create a humorous tattoo. Justin Bua guest judges.

  • The artists create abstract skin art for music lovers. In the flash challenge they design Fender guitars.

  • The artists are paired up to create tattoos for family members that honor an emotional experience they share. In the flash challenge, the artists must ink shoe designs. Appearing: Angela and Vanessa Simmons.

  • The artists discover that there is more than one way to tell a story when they're faced with creating a tattoo using a controversial medium. Music recording artist Ray J drops by in the mysterious Flash Challenge.

  • In the second season premiere, 12 top tattoo artists embark on their battle for $100,000 and a cover story in a magazine. Pete Wentz is the new host.

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