Chris Nunez to Star in the Facebook Watch Series “The Tattoo Shop”

Chris Nunez is ready to ink on social media…

The 44-year-old Cuban American tattoo artist, television personality and entrepreneur, the star of Ink Master and Miami Ink, will appear on a new eight-episode interactive series on Facebook Watch starting Thursday, March 15.

Chris Nunez

The Tattoo Shop follows renowned inksters Nunez, Ami JamesChris Garver, Darren Brass and Tommy Montoya as they open their new tattoo shop, Liberty City Tattoo, in Wynwood, Miami.

The show will feature two episodes weekly, with Thursdays offering a behind-the-scenes look into the artists’ lives and their clients. Friday will feature a live tattoo experience on Mystery TattooEach week, one client will agree to get a tattoo, sight unseen, and is left in the hands of the Facebook community, who will make the creative decisions on the design and where the art will be drawn on the body.

“We’re psyched to do this amazing new show that shows real tattooing in a real tattoo shop,” said James, co-founder of Tattoodo and The Tattoo Shop star. “And with it being on Facebook Watch, we get to interact with viewers in a way we never have before.”

The show is created by Tattoodo, produced by Tattoodo and Drive Studios, with Ryan Duffy as executive producer and Kevin Johnston as showrunner.

Click here for a link to the trailer on Facebook.

Spike TV Renews Navarro’s “Ink Master” for a 10th Season

There’s more Ink in Dave Navarro’s future…

Spike TV has renewed its hit Ink Master, featuring the 49-year-old part-Mexican American musician as host and one of the judges, for a 10th season.

Dave Navarro

The announcement comes ahead of the tattoo-competition series’ Season 9 summer premiere.

Ink Master has received a 16-episode order and will go into production later this year for premiere on the rebranded Paramount Network in 2018.

Each week, Ink Master puts artists through a series of tattoo challenges that not only test the artists’ technical skills but also their on-the-spot creativity, as they must create and execute an original tattoo on a “human canvas.” After every challenge, the contestants face a panel made up of Navarro, a founding member of Jane’s Addiction, and tattoo artists Chris Nunez (Miami Ink) and Oliver Peck (Elm Street Tattoo).

“I’m so pleased to see Ink Master reach a milestone 10th season as it continues to be a great ratings driver for the network,” said Chachi Senior, SVP Original Programming, Spike. “The franchise has shown such amazing growth with our female audience that it is a natural progression to launch a female-fronted stand-alone competition, as well.”

Season 9 of Ink Master debuts this June.