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NY Ink on TLC

With a tattoo culture so deep rooted here in New York, we couldn’t help but wonder why New York wasn’t getting any love on the tattoo reality show front. Well, TLC was clearly listening. TLC has announced its plan to launch NY Ink, which is set to hit airwaves this June, and it will feature renowned tattoo artist Ami James. Just as executives of TLC network are no strangers to producing hit tattoo reality television, Ami James is no stranger to being an integral part of its success. Viewers first became captivated by Ami’s brash and outspoken personality, when he first appeared on Miami Ink in 2005. The show has been so successful, largely due to Ami that it is still on the air today. Ami was also in the center of the controversy with his then co star Kat Von D, which resulted in the highly successful spin off, LA Ink

TLC has hailed this new show, which began production on March 14th, Ami’s chance to become the Tattoo King of New York. TLC has promised eight hour long episodes of the show to begin with. Ami will be opening his new shop, Wooster Street Social Club, in the heart of Soho. The show will feature Ami as he struggles with a new shop and a new crew in a city full of talented competition. All these factors can certainly point to two sure products: great reality television and great tattoos!

There is still a chance for New Yorkers to be a part of the show. Casting for the show is currently in progress, and they are looking for people who want to get inked on the show. You can visit Ami’s website or the NY Ink fan page for specific instructions on how to apply. They are careful to point out that this is being run as a regular tattoo shop, so appearance on the show does not mean a free tattoo, but they do promise the best artists will be working on your new tattoo.

Photo: Ami James Blog

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19 Responses to NY Ink on TLC

  1. Great to have you back Ami !!! Can’t believe that Dirt bag Kat was saying all that bad crap about you!!! She was very rude and personality to match. She wouldn’t of got a show if it wasn’t for you!! And yet she craps where she eats as all can see now!!She was being so nasty to the one who helped her you ! And yet you handled it proper as she just made an ass out of her self. I wish you the very best on the new shop,that I’m sure will do great!! Kick some ass Ami your a good man and artist!!

  2. best luck to all of u.

  3. Bridget Campbell says:

    I wanted to know if it’s possible to make an appointment to get a tatoo, not looking to get on tv, but because your crew does good work which is hard to find here on Long Island. I wanted to get a tribute tatoo with my granfathers name and a symbol, he was really my father figure. I know probobly not since you guys are so busy but if you get a chance can you give me a quick responce to this?

    Thanks so much.
    Bridget campbell

  4. jo pasternak says:

    I was watching a episode on June 25, 2011 and you did a tatoo on a girl with butterfly, hummingbird and flower. I was wondering if you could send me a picture of it. It was very neat. I like to see it close up.

    • Joe says:

      Did you ever get the picture? My wife wants that tattoo or something similar but I can’t find a pic of it……The one that Ami did on her side…..Please let me know…..

  5. Vicki davies says:

    would like to get a tattoo at your shop let me know whabt I need to do.
    Thanks Vicki Davies

  6. Logan plumlee says:

    Hey I seen a tattoo that Megan did on girl of a lion is it possible if you could send me the pic? Thank you

  7. Lynn McClure says:

    I have been looking online for a picture of the lion tattoo Megan did on a young girl’s arm (season1/episode6). When I saw the post above this, I figured I’d just ask! I would also like to have the lion tattoo picture emailed to me. Thanks so much for your help! Thanks!!!

  8. Riley Jones says:

    After reading the two posts above I would really appreciate if you would email me the picture of the lion as well. I really want the same tattoo. Thank you if you can. Have a blessed day

  9. Alex Henderson says:

    It’d be awesome if you could send me that lion picture too! I’ve been searching all over for it on the internet and can’t find it!

    • MisAmigos says:

      Did you guys get the lion photo too?!? I LOVE that lion design!
      Some PLEASE send it to me!!

  10. John Bohmer says:

    Why would you want that lion? The front legs are totally wrong! A lions front legs do not bend backwards!

    • Lynn McClure says:

      I don’t want that EXACT one…but I like the face/mane. Don’t judge! :)

      • John Bohmer says:

        Fuck you don’t judge Megan fucked up that girl’s tattoo and now she’s stuck with it!

  11. Laura Beth says:

    I want a picture of the lion, also <3 It was nice.

  12. Jill Theresa says:

    Get at me with this lion picture business! I’m so down. Please :)

  13. jarrod Bryant says:

    Is it possible to get an appointment??

  14. Kerra says:

    I am a mother of triplets and would love to take a sister trip to get tattoos. Me and my two sisters want to get our first tattoos together. Can you please tell me how I can make an appointment?

    Thank you!
    Kerra