Ink Master is a show on Spike TV that is hosted by Dave Navarro (Red Hot Chili Peppers & Janes Addiction) and judged by tattoo icons, Chris Nunez and Oliver Peck. Each season starts out with 16 artists that are put up to different tattoo challenges on every episode. Some of the challenges have included tattooing professional athletes, doing tattoos in a prison, and even art challenges that don't involve skin or a tattoo gun at all. At the end of the season one contestant is declared an "Ink Master" and wins the grand prize of $100,000. The show is currently airing it's third season now, but they are in pre-production for their fourth season, which is why they are heading to Detroit.
On Friday, August 5th, Ink Master will be holding an open casting call at the Westin Book Cadillac in downtown Detroit. They are looking for skilled Tattoo Artists that also have dynamic, outgoing personalities. As soon as we heard about this opportunity, several people came to mind that would be perfect for this show. Plus, who doesn't want the chance to win 100 grand!?!? And getting on the show would be pretty awesome all on it's own, not to mention some pretty great publicity (assuming you don't eff up too bad). If you are interested in trying to be on the show, August 5th's casting call will run from 10 a.m. 'til 2 p.m. Make sure you head to www.InkMasterCasting.com to fill out and print a copy of the application. You'll need to bring that with you to the Westin along with 2 photos of yourself and 10 shots of your best work. If you aren't able to make it out to the call, don't get to upset. There is also an option to submit a video online. All of the details on that can be found here.
We really hope some of you talented Tattoo Artists take a chance and try to get on this show. It would be amazing to see someone from Detroit on Ink Master and it would be even better to see them win $100,000. We would try out for it ourselves, but we're not Tattoo Artists. So if you are, this is your chance!!!
The Westin Book Cadillac is located at 1114 Washington Blvd. in Detroit. For further details on the casting call and Ink Master click here.