This Shows May Be Off the Air, But We Haven't Forgotten About Them

While there are many tattoo reality shows currently on the air, from Ink Master to Black Ink Crew to How Far is Tattoo Far—at one point, there were dozens of programs airing at one time. Throughout the mid 2000s, tattoo reality shows were all the rage and there were a variety of Networks producing programs about tattoos. Just in case any of these iconic series left your memory, why not take a look down memory lane at the tattoo shows that didn't last. Then let us know your thoughts, opinions and questions about this story in the comments section on Facebook.

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Tattoos After Dark

Network: Oxygen

Seasons: 1

Cast: Christine Barnum, Joe “Jersey” Meinwieser, Asaru Mushavu, Friday Jones

Premise: Reality show documenting the after hours drama of two Los Angeles Tattoo Shops. 

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Miami Ink

Network: TLC

Seasons: 4

Cast: Ami James, Chris Nunez, Kat Von D, Chris Garver

Premise: A look at the daily interactions of a tattoo shop in Miami, Florida.

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Tattoo Girls

Network: TLC

Seasons: 1

Cast: Liz Cook, Kelsey Rodgers

Premise: A big city tattoo artist shakes up a female run Midwestern shop.

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Bad Ink

Network: A&E

Seasons: 2

Cast: Dirk Vermin

Premise: Tattoo artist fixes regrettable tattoos in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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NY Ink

Network: TLC

Seasons: 3

Cast: Ami James, Megan Massacre, Tim Hendricks

Premise: A look at the daily interactions of a tattoo shop in New York City.

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London Ink

Network: Discovery

Seasons: 2

Cast: Louis Molloy

Premise: A look at the daily interactions of a tattoo shop in London, England.

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Best Ink

Network: Oxygen

Seasons: 3

Cast: Pete Wentz, Sabina Kelley, Joe Capobianco, Hannah Aitchison

Premise: A tattoo competition series where artists fight for a chance at winning $100K and a feature in Tattoo Magazine.

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Epic Ink

Network: A&E

Seasons: 1

Cast: Josh Bodwell, Heather Maranda, Chris 51, Caroline Russell, Chris Jones, Jeff Wortham

Premise: A look at the daily interactions of a tattoo shop in Springfield, Oregon.

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Tattoo Rescue

Network: Paramount Network

Seasons: 1

Cast: Joey Germinario

Premise: Joey Tattoo fixes the business model and attitudes of shops in need.

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Tattoo Highway

Network: A&E

Seasons: 1

Cast: Thomas Pendelton

Premise: Tattoo artist travels the country in a tour bus/ mobile tattoo shop. 

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Inked

Network: A&E

Seasons: 2

Cast: Carey Hart

Premise: Carey Hart manages a tattoo shop in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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Tattoo School

Network: TLC

Seasons: 1

Cast: Dr. Bill Pogue

Premise: Tattoo artist teaches hopefuls how to become professional artists in a two-week crash course.

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Tattoo Titans

Network: CMT

Seasons: 1

Cast: Jamie Foxx, Ami James, Bernadette Macias, Miya Bailey and Bob Tyrrell

Premise: Four artists from around the country compete for the title of Tattoo Titan and $10,000 per episode.

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LA Ink

Network: TLC

Seasons: 4

Cast: Kat Von D

Premise: Kat Von D runs a tattoo shop in Los Angeles, CA.

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Tattoo Nightmares

Network: Paramount Network

Seasons: 3

Cast: Tommy Helm, Big Gus and Jasmine Rodriguez

Premise: Clients share their tattoo horror stories and artists give them coverups.

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America's Worst Tattoos

Network: TLC

Seasons: 2

Cast: Megan Massacre, Jeremy Swan, Tim Pangburn and Lisa Del Toro

Premise: Tattoo artists cover up the 'worst tattoos in America.'

What do you think about these tattoo reality shows? Will you be checking any of them out this weekend? Let us know your thoughts, opinions and questions in the comments section on Facebook.