U.S. net Spike has set a January 17 airdate for Ink Master (pictured), the forthcoming Dave Navarro-fronted competition series which marks its first venture into the tattoo lifestyle space.
The tattoo-based competition reality series will premiere in a 10 p.m. EST slot, and sees 10 of the nation’s top tattoo artists from around America battling for a US$100,000 cash prize, an editorial feature in tattoo magazine Inked, and the grand title of ‘Ink Master.’
Navarro, guitarist with rock band Jane’s Addiction, hosts the eight-episode series, with Chris Nunez and Oliver Peck serving as judges. Endemol USA-owned indie Original Media is producing the show, with Charlie Corwin and Jay Peterson as executive producers of the series.
The series marks a further step into tattoo TV for Original – its other shows include TLC series NY Ink and LA Ink, as well as series such as Swamp People, Storm Chasers and The Rachel Zoe Project.
Check out the trailer for the series below: