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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
Kat Von D
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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Daily Mail

Kat Von D cradles baby bump in Goth chic maxi dress during romantic stroll with hubby Leafar Seyer
Daily Mail
Enjoying a four-season run on TLC before it was scuttled in 2011, LA Ink was a spin-off of Miami Ink, on which Kat had also been a cast member. Between marriages, Kat was engaged to Sandra Bullock's ex-husband Jesse James, who was himself between ...

Noisecreep

Bodies of art
Castle Rock Newspress
The internet and social media may have helped, Leonard added, but especially reality TV shows such as “Miami Ink,” which aired from 2005-2008. Being a good tattoo artist used to be a “secretive craft,” in the sense that it was part of a subculture, and ...

Variety

'Miami Ink' Producer to Pay $282,000 in Wage Settlement – Variety
Variety
Original Media, the producer of “Miami Ink” and other reality shows, has agreed to pay $282,000 in back wages in a settlement with the New York attorney ...

Kiehl's LifeRide for amfAR Charity Wrap Party - San Diego CityBeat
San Diego CityBEAT
This year's charity ride is championed by Kiehl's President Chris Salgardo and amfAR CEO Kevin Frost alongside various actors and influentials. The ride will ...

Illawarra Mercury

Rand family opens new tattoo shop in Warilla, 'Rand Family Tat2'
Illawarra Mercury
“I think the TV shows like Miami Ink conquered it; they did what we tried to do for 30 years.” Dave said he had never encountered any outside pressure or influence from the likes of outlaw motorcycle gangs. “But it has happened in NSW, that's why we've ...

Deadline

Facebook Watch Reunites 'Miami Ink' And 'NY Ink' Casts For 'The Tattoo Shop'
Deadline
The Tattoo Shop follows renowned inksters Ami James (Miami Ink, NY Ink), Chris Nunez (Ink Master, Miami Ink), Chris Garver (Miami Ink), Darren Brass (Miami Ink) and Tommy Montoya (NY Ink) as they open their new tattoo shop, Liberty City Tattoo, ...

Evening Telegraph

Flames go out but romantic Scott still gives Christine a Rolls Royce proposal
Evening Telegraph
“We even have matching tattoos of aeroplanes on our wrists that we had done in Miami at the famous Miami Ink shop. “We did want our wedding to be in Scotland but we couldn't agree on anything and it started not being enjoyable. “So we decided on Bali ...

Whatever Happened to the Cast of “Miami Ink?”
TVOvermind
Miami Ink is just what it sounds like, a show glorifying the body art and skill that comes out of Miami in the form of tattoos that aren't just masterful in their design, but have made the cast and the shop they work out of what it is today. Tattooing ...
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