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TLC pulls plug on “LA Ink”

After having confirmed days ago that docuseries Kate Plus 8 would end, TLC has announced it is also canceling tattoo artist Kat Von D's reality series, LA Ink. (Pictured: Kat Von D)
August 18, 2011

After having confirmed days ago that docuseries Kate Plus 8 would end, TLC has announced it is also canceling tattoo artist Kat Von D’s reality series, LA Ink.

The Original Media series, currently in its fourth season, documented Von D’s life and the crew at her tattoo shop, High Voltage Tattoo.

The latest season also showcased her relationship and engagement with reality star Jesse James, although by its season premiere, the couple had already broken up.

TLC’s official statement says, “TLC has decided that the current season of LA INK will be its last. The network is proud of what the series has accomplished in its four seasons, following Kat Von D’s journey as an artist from Miami to Los Angeles.”

Charlie Corwin, co-founder and CEO of Original Media and executive producer on the series, told realscreen,”I feel lucky to have gotten the chance to make this series. We got to tell some great stories and showcase some amazing art. We’re all sad to say goodbye, but [are] proud of what we did. I’m grateful to a stellar cast and crew and to TLC for being great partners.”

The final episode airs  September 15 at 10 p.m.


About The Author
Meagan Kashty is an associate editor of realscreen, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Meagan is an award-winning business journalist. Prior to joining the realscreen team, Meagan was online editor of Canadian Grocer, named Magazine of the Year at the 2015 Canadian Business Media Awards. She can be reached at mkashty@brunico.com, and you can follow her on Twitter @MegKashty

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