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Epic Ink is a new addition to the A&E Network lineup focusing on Area 51 Tattoo, a renowned tattoo shop in Springfield, Oregon. Forget the standard butterfly tattoos and tribal bands; the artists of Area 51 Tattoo take their craft to the next level. The Area 51 Tattoo artists focus on pop culture, sci-fi, comics, and hyper-realistic portraits. The shop is even located in the hometown of the iconic animated TV family The Simpsons.

Area 51 Tattoo boasts some of the most talented and hard-working artists in the business. Chris Jones, a Cardiff, UK native, is a movie and portraiture buff, as well as a three-time nominee for the Tattoo Industry Awards Best UK Male. Jones also holds the honor of being one of the few artists worldwide that is licensed by LucasFilms to recreate their characters in ink. The shop owner, Chris 51, is a multi-talented entrepreneur. In addition to running the shop, he is also an accomplished writer and a father. The crew is rounded out by four more talents: Heather Maranda, Jeff Wortham, Josh Boswell, and receptionist Caroline Russell.

A&E
1 Season, 10 Episodes
August 20, 2014
Reality
7.2/10
Cast: Josh Bodwell, Chris 51
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  • Heather reunites with an old friend and is finally able to redeem herself by covering up one of the first tattoos she ever did with a jungle themed homage to family!

  • Chris Jones inks a local baseball mascot on a superfan while revealing his ignorance of America's past time.

  • A fan of "Star Trek" stops by. Meanwhile, a customer gets a tattoo of a bloody skull.

  • Heather gives a client the ultimate third eyeball on the back of his head.

  • Chris Jones inks a hyper-realistic bloody mouth on a friend that blows everyone away. Heather has the ultimate mash-up tattoo on deck--a mix of a classic children's doll and the four horsemen of the apocalypse. Chris 51 and Jeff team up to do double space battle tattoos on two hot sisters. And Jeff honors a fellow tattoo artist by turning his hand into a real life machine while Josh creates the perfect mash-up of one girl's favorite Grimm fairy tale.

  • Chris 51 and his crew throw the ultimate party to celebrate Friday the 13th, complete with a surprise celebrity guest.

  • The crew visits the Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo; a client has a giant octopus in mind for her upper body; a customer wants a unicorn in a hairy spot.

  • Chris inks a 75th anniversary Batman tattoo. Plus a Jurassic Park themed T-Rex design.

  • The crew finish off a few hyper-realistic tattoo - including a portrait of the legendary Chris Farley, a pair of ram horns you've never seen on a man's head before, and an eye-popping zombie pinup girl.

  • In the series premiere, meet Chris 51 and his phenomenal team of tattoo artists at Area-51 Tattoo as they create eye popping ink.

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