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.
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.