Thursday, July 14, 2005

Tattoo Show Tries To Be Like ‘American Chopper’

MIAMI (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Tattoo artist Chris Nunez wants the TV series Miami Ink to do for the tattoo industry what American Chopper did for the motorcycle industry: Expose the profession’s creativity and strike down misconceptions.

Nunez is featured in the TLC series, which follows four friends who run a tattoo parlor together in Miami’s South Beach. He hopes the series shows that tattooing “is an art form” and not just slapped on a body for individuality’s sake.

In his words, “Before the motorcycle TV shows, no one thought you could trick up a bike like that. We will show that we can do things with tattoos that no one thought could be done.”

Besides bringing tattoos as art creations to light, Nunez figures the show will shatter the perception that prisoners and tough-looking bikers are the only ones to get branded.

He insists there are “just as many” doctors, lawyers and celebrities who go under the needle.

Miami Ink premieres Tuesday (Jul. 19).

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