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'Miami Ink' Stars Opening New Shops
BuddyTV - USA - There's no doubt TLC's reality series, Miami Ink, helped to boost the popularity of Ami James and Chris Nunez's tattoo shop, Love/Hate Tattoo, and now, the boys are in the process of expanding their business, with Nunez announcing in his MySpace that they are opening shops in two new prime locations.

“We are proud to announce that we're in the process of working on two new Love/Hate Tattoo shops,” Nunez posted on his MySpace blog.  “One located in Vegas and one in New York.”

The Miami branch, which is located on 1344 Washington Avenue, is the setting of James and Nunez's reality
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Celebrities : Ami James, Chris Nunez
Categories : Miami Ink, Reality TV Stars
Posted 2/6/2008 12:02:09 AM | Permalink
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'Miami Ink' Star Not Blinded by Fame
BuddyTV - USA - For many, becoming a celebrity means living a more fast-paced and eventful life, but the same cannot be said for Yojiro “Yoji” Harada, a featured tattoo artist on TLC's Miami Ink.  Being stopped in the streets by fans desperate for an autograph has not made Harada more desirous of fame.  In fact, he often shies away from the attention.

“Before he met me, he partied every night,” Bridget, Harada's wife, told AAJA Voices.  “Now, he would prefer to stay home.  A typical family night is going to get sushi, renting a Blockbuster movie, or going to the beach with [our daughter]
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Celebrities : Yoji Harada
Categories : Miami Ink, Reality TV Stars
Posted 8/23/2007 12:08:34 AM | Permalink
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Kat Von D Happy to Represent Women and the Tattoo Community
BuddyTV - USA - Since becoming a television celebrity, tattoo artist Kat Von D has come to realize the high price of fame.  Aside from being over-analyzed by viewers and her peers, she also feels the overwhelming responsibility to make others understand her lifestyle.  However, with pain comes pleasure, and Von D says that having the chance to represent women and the tattoo community is one of the best things about being a reality star.

“I think the opportunity to represent not only independent and self-created women but the tattoo community in general is one of the biggest payoffs,” Von D, star of TLC's LA
Kat Von D
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Celebrities : Kat Von D
Photo Credit : PR Photos
Categories : Miami Ink, Reality TV Stars
Posted 8/23/2007 12:08:23 AM | Permalink
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'LA Ink' Premiere Scores High Ratings
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BuddyTV - USA - The new TLC series, LA Ink, premiered last Tuesday, averaging 2.9 million total viewers at the 10pm timeslot.  According to The Hollywood Reporter, the number makes the show the most-watched series debut for the cable channel since the premiere of What Not to Wear in January 2003.

The premiere of LA Ink also did better than several recent TLC series premieres, including May's Big Medicine, June's I've Got Nothing to Wear, and July's Hard Shine and Diagnosis X.

The show, which stars tattoo artist Kat Von D, her staff and A-list clientele, is also the highest-rated series premiere in the history of
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Celebrities : Kat Von D
Photo Credit : PR Photos
Categories : Miami Ink, Reality TV Stars
Posted 8/14/2007 12:08:19 AM | Permalink
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Tattoo Artist Kat Von D Goes From "Miami Ink" To "LA Ink"
AHN - USA - The female cohort from TLC's series, "Miami Ink," Kat Von D, will premier in her own series on the west coast called "LA Ink" starting August 7.

The black haired, sexy tattoo artist, whose name is Katherine Von Drachenberg, is quoted by the NY Daily News as saying about her success, "The tattooing industry, they love me or hate me."

"It's different when you're on TV, everything you're doing is overanalyzed by your peers."

"I've built this shop from the ground up."

"I've put my heart and soul into it."

The Mexican-born, Kat Von D, whose parents are originally from Argentina, was the only female
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Celebrities : Katherine Von Drachenberg
Categories : Miami Ink, Reality TV Stars
Posted 8/6/2007 06:08:03 AM | Permalink
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Tattoo star expands body of work in 'Ink'
New York Daily News - New York, NY, USA - Success does have some downsides.

Just ask Kat Von D, who rose to national prominence as part of the team on TLC's reality series "Miami Ink," and who tomorrow night launches her own show, "LA Ink."

"I feel like I have a lot more responsibility as far as showing tattooing in a good light," Von D told the Daily News. "The tattooing industry, they love me or hate me. It's different when you're on TV, everything you're doing is overanalyzed by your peers."

It's a phenomenon faced by the folks at Orange County Choppers, after they hit big on the Discovery Channel as
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Celebrities : Katherine Von Drachenberg
Categories : Miami Ink, Reality TV Stars
Posted 8/6/2007 04:08:39 AM | Permalink
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Tattoos and the Art of Tattooing Are Taking the World by Storm
Associated Content - Denver, CO, USA - According to a July 31 press release, TV shows and a number of online "how to tattoo" instructional and informational sites have prompted what some say is a growing trend in not just bearing a tattoo, but learning the actual art of creating and applying tattoos.

In times past, when people heard of someone sporting a tattoo, the very word conjured up thoughts of bikers, ex-cons or tough guys. Now, according to the press release, tattoos are everywhere. In fact, it's estimated that 1 out of 8 Americans have at least one tattoo, and more are getting tattoos each year. And
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Categories : Miami Ink
Posted 8/1/2007 12:08:10 AM | Permalink
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Who the Fuck Is Kat Von D?
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Kat didn't become a public figure until she was cast in Miami Ink, a TLC series which documented a group of tattoo artists, their work, and the usual reality-show conflict and drama. She moved to Miami for the show, going home to LA on weekends. Kat ...

New York Times

DNA Tattoos Are the Final Frontier of Love
New York Times
Others write off the practice as part of the growing bodyhacking movement — think “Neuromancer” meets “Miami Ink.” Biohackers are often looked down on by scientists for their more relaxed, or more adventurous, approach to ethical questions in medicine ...

Bravo (blog)

Why a Couples' Tattoo Might Not Be For You…According Miami Ink's Chris Garver
Bravo (blog)
If you're looking to take your relationship to the next level, a tattoo solidifying love and devotion might be for you – or maybe not. Just ask Miami Ink star Chris Garver. Known for specializing in Japanese and black and gray tattooing, the former ...

Chicago Tribune

Ink for everybody: The man behind Deluxe Tattoo recalls when only bikers got body art
Chicago Tribune
"The media changed it all," Wahhh says. "First you had tattoo magazines and then the TV shows ("Miami Ink," which began airing in 2005, and its many offspring) and of course, the internet." Just before noon one day earlier this week, into the shop ...

Citizens Voice

Local tattoo artist enters 'Ink Master' fray - News - Citizens' Voice
Citizens Voice
Derek Zielinski of Glass Heart Tattooing & Arts in Plains. He is on Ink Master Season 9 on Spike TV. cv31zielinskip3 Warren Ruda / The Citizens' Voice. Photo: N/A, License: N/A, Created: 2017: WARREN RUDA / STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER Derek Zielinski, owner of ...

The Nanjinger

Trusting in Ink in Nanjing
The Nanjinger
If you have ever watched Miami Ink on the TLC channel or YouTube, then you will know what to expect from China Ink. On a par with the Miami Beach parlour, services (and studio design) at China Ink are certainly above board. Having already been proved a ...

Spike TV Official Website

Bubba Irwin and DJ Tambe of Old Town Ink Named Season 9 Winners of “Ink Master”
Spike TV Official Website
After every challenge, the contestants faced atough panel made up of musician, filmmaker and artist Dave Navarro (Jane's Addiction) as well as world-renowned tattoo artists Chris Núñez ("Miami Ink") and Oliver Peck (Elm Street Tattoo). The final three ...
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