(UPDATED AUGUST 15, 12:00 p.m.: This story has been altered to reflect the cast change. Billy DeCola will no longer take part in season three of NY Ink, as detailed here.)
Original Media’s NY Ink, the docuseries following the tattoo artist Ami James and his New York City parlour, has received a greenlight from Discovery Networks International (DNI) and TLC in the U.S. for a third season.
The third series will see the addition of tattoo artists from Brazil, Argentina and Australia, and it will debut on TLC internationally and in the U.S. in 2013.
Set again in James’ Wooster Street Social Club in New York’s SoHo neighborhood, the docuseries will follow the struggles and stories of the tattoo crew, which includes returning characters James, Tommy Montoya, Megan Massacre and new artists Rodrigo “Hot Rod” Canteras, Lee Rodriguez, Mike Diamond, Steven Huie, Jes Leppard and Diego Miranda.
“NY Ink‘s inside look at the Manhattan tattoo culture coupled with its signature vérité style of storytelling has long attracted a strong global audience,” said Jon Sechrist, DNI VP of production and development. “We are excited to present viewers everywhere with a new season of one of their favorite shows, with new tattoo artists and relatable stories peppered with a fresh feel and attitude.”
NY Ink is produced by Original Media for DNI. Original Media’s Charlie Corwin and Jay Peterson are executive producers, as is DNI’s Sechrist.