Post Type:news TLC Thursdays Get Inked With the Series Premiere of 'America's Worst Tattoos' and Return of 'NY Ink' | Viamedia

Tattoo greats meet tattoo mistakes on Thursday, April 4 with the series premiere of TLC’s AMERICA’S WORST TATTOOS and season three premiere of NY INK. 

Kicking off the night at 9 PM ET/PT, AMERICA’S WORST TATTOOS will take a look at some of the most awful, hilarious, grammatically-incorrect and just plain weird tattoos the country has ever seen. Luckily, with the help of famous artists like Tim Pangburn, Jeremy Swan and NY INK’s Megan Massacre, AMERICA’S WORST TATTOOS will highlight the process of turning life’s biggest regret into a tattoo masterpiece. The show will also delve into the unfortunate tattoo’s backstory, the creative brainstorm of how to cover it up and, last but not least, the big reveal. 

Continuing at 10 PM ET/PT, TLC returns to SoHo’s Wooster Street Social Club (WSSC) to follow the life and work of iconic tattoo king Ami James and his team. Season two of NY INK left off with the booming success of Ami’s shop in SoHo—and the emergence of internal tensions within the WSSC crew. The saga continues in season three with stories and struggles as expressive as the tattoos themselves. Joining Ami, Tommy Montoya and Megan Massacre in this new season are a virtual melting pot of international tattoo artists: Brazilian Rodrigo “Hot Rod” Canteras, Argentine Lee Rodriguez, Aussie Mike Diamond, Japanese Yoji Harada and born-and-raised New Yorker Jes Leppard. The result is a living masterpiece that pulses with as much energy as the skin they ink—nothing you’d expect from the established personalities and everything you would from the City That Never Sleeps. Will the WSSC originals accept the newcomers—or will rivalries form? 

AMERICA’S WORST TATTOOS is produced for TLC by Magilla Entertainment. NY INK is produced by Original Media. 

Source: TV by the Numbers, 3/14/13