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- London Ink is a six part series which takes an extraordinary look at the world of tattooing.
Following the huge success of Miami Ink, London Ink will reveal the highs and lows of running a top studio in the capital.
The experiment will be lead by one of Britain's top tattooists Louis Molloy. Louis is the creator of the World's most famous tattoo, David Beckham's iconic guardian angel. He is always looking for fresh creative challenges, and he has now turned his attention to London. The no nonsense Mancunian has handpicked a team of top tattooists to take on the capital.
Bad boy tattooist Dan Gold will wow us with his unconventional new wave graffiti style. From New York Phil Kyle has brought his old school style of tattooing to the UK. And Kiwi New Zealander Nikole Lowe is an expert in Japanese inking. Together they plan to take the London tattooing scene by storm.
From Louis' unveiling of the new guardian angel, to the inking of glamour models and Olympic athletes, Ben Challenger and Iwan Thomas, London Ink will explore the astonishing skills of these individual tattooists.
But the series will also reveal the day to day drama of running a high pressure studio.
Will Louis make the team gel, and after working on his own for 25 years will he have the bottle to make his sometimes very temperamental staff work as one?
The world will find out when London Ink airs its first episode on 23rd of September at 10 pm on Discovery Real Time.
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So, here’s how London Ink came to be…capitalizing on his celebrity following, Louis opens a tattoo parlor in London. He hires three tattoo artists to work for him: Dan Gold, a graffiti artist who is overcoming some personal setbacks and having a crisis of confidence; Nikole Lowe, a tattooist from New Zealand who specializes in Japanese, Tibetan and Indian designs with a modern twist; and Phil Kyle, a transplanted New Yorker.
Louis’ first client at London Ink is Gene Linford, who decides to copy Beckham’s guardian angel tattoo and comes to the man who made the original. The difference? Beckham’s angel looks down, while Gene’s is looking heavenward. Five hours later, Gene’s happy with the final result, even though the next day, he has to have a buddy peel off his bandages and clean his new tattoo ever so gently.
Meanwhile, Dan tattoos Riki Nelson, who wants a tattoo of the 1962 pink Buick he’s about to sell to pay for his upcoming Las Vegas wedding to his fiancee, Dani. Dan sketches out a design, and when Riki wants to make changes to the graffiti style of the name of the car, Dan gets all pissy. Because he’s an artist, you see, and he’s sensitive about his shit. “One of the worst things that can happen when you’re a tattooist is when you prepare something and go through the design in your head…is that people come in and change it,” Dan says to the camera. Finally, Dan realized that the customer is always right and did the tattoo the way Riki wanted it done.
Nikole’s first client, Caroline Monk, is a breast cancer survivor who comes in for a tattoo of the pink breast cancer ribbon. Offended by the simpleness of the ribbon design, Nikole talked Caroline into adding cherry blossoms to her tattoo. “That little image on it’s own…frankly, it’s boring,” Louis explained. “So, Nikole put her own twist on it with the cherry blossoms…it just spiced it up. It’s a really clever touch.”
Then, like poor little lambs being led to the slaughter, two applicants came into the shop to apply for the apprentice position. Neither had any art school training, and when they were asked to draw a face, a side view of a horse’s head, and a flower, the results resembled a three-year-old’s efforts on an off day at nursery school. It was like a bad episode of American Idol: both were swiftly dismissed, and their drawings were torn up and discarded. “It’s kind of an insult that they think they can be tattooists with those kinds of skills,” Dan smirked. I’d feel bad for the applicants, especially since Dan and Louis took so much glee in crushing their spirits, but honestly, what were those two Darwin Award winners thinking? You don’t need a master’s degree in art to learn to tattoo, but you may at least want to have some basic drawing skills. Just a suggestion.
Louis calls a meeting, and introduces his brilliant idea of having the artists work in styles outside their comfort zones to make them more versatile. That didn’t go over too well: Dan pretends to be open to the idea, while Nikole flat out refuses. She has a point: if you’re an expert in Japanese designs, why would someone come to you for a graffiti style? Go to the graffiti artist! Louis backed down, at least for now…
Polo Mint John (his real name, we’re sure), a regular of Louis’, comes down from Manchester for another tattoo.
He has a full sleeve already, and wants to get the other arm done with 1940s telephones and TV sets, cigarettes, brains and dice. The design is insane and ambitious, and Louis is excited. It will take weeks to complete…
Phil’s client, Katy Gibbons, comes in to have tattoos done on the top on each of her feet: one with a bird, which she says symbolizes personal independence, and the other with a crown, which stands for for responsibility and loyalty. Phil gets to work, and while Katy winced and tried not to move despite the pain, Louis talked her through it.
“It made me feel hot
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