New docu-series The Tattoo Shop comes to Facebook Watch, premiering Thursday, March 15. The boys of Miami and NY Ink have reunited for an eight-episode series on Facebook Watch. The Tattoo Shop follows renowned tattoo artists Ami James (Miami Ink, NY Ink), Chris Nunez (Ink Master, Miami Ink), Chris Garver (Miami Ink), Darren Brass (Miami Ink) and Tommy Montoya (NY Ink), as they open their new tattoo shop, Liberty City Tattoo, in Wynwood Miami. In addition to The Tattoo Shop and also debuting on this show page, “Mystery Tattoo”, premiering on March 16, is a Live show on Facebook Watch that showcases the interactive ways the Facebook community becomes a part of the show in real time.
“We’re psyched to do this amazing new show that shows real tattooing in a real tattoo shop,” said co-founder of Tattoodo and The Tattoo Shop star, Ami James. “And with it being on Facebook Watch, we get to interact with viewers in a way we never have before.
Facebook Watch is set to premiere eight-episode docu-series “The Tattoo Shop” following renowned tattoo artists Ami James (Miami Ink, NY Ink), Chris Nunez (Ink Master, Miami Ink), Chris Garver (Miami Ink), Darren Brass (Miami Ink) and Tommy Montoya (NY Ink), as they open their new tattoo shop, Liberty City Tattoo, in Wynwood Miami. Kicking off March 15, “The Tattoo Shop” episodes, available Thursdays, will take viewers behind the lives of both the artists and the clients of Liberty City Tattoo. The series showcases the incredible talent of these tattoo pioneers as they push visual boundaries while dipping into the next generation of up and coming tattoo artists.
“The Tattoo Shop” Episode One: In the premiere episode, Ami, Garver, Nunez, Darren and Tommy reunite to open the brand-new shop in Wynwood, Miami. Tommy´s old friend and tattoo aficionado David Prieto heads to the shop to add to his collection of over 150 tattoos, Olympian Inika McPherson stops by to visit Chris Nunez and guest artist Oskar Åkermo breaks out the psychedelic designs.
“Mystery Tattoo”: On Friday nights, starting March 16 at 9pmET/ 6pmPT on “The Tattoo Shop” show page, viewers will become a part of weekly Live episodes, with an interactive tattoo experience on “Mystery Tattoo”. Each week, one client who is either willing or crazy enough, agrees to get a tattoo, chosen by the Facebook viewers. Fans will engage and interact, in real-time, voting on everything from the design, to the body part the tattoo will go on, while the raucous atmosphere of the Miami shop comes to life. At the end of the episode, one person will walk away with a permanent souvenir…that they may even like.
“Street Stories”: On Monday, March 19, “The Tattoo Shop” show page will release a weekly showcase of “Street Stories,” a one-of-a-kind, man-on-the-street concept where people share their tattoos and the stories behind them.
About Facebook Watch
Facebook Watch is a place to discover and enjoy shows on Facebook. Home to a wide range of shows – from scripted comedy and drama, to competition and reality series, to individual creators and live sports – Facebook Watch is a video platform where episodic content, community and conversation come together. This is a personalized viewing experience, where you can discover new series based on what your friends are watching, and catch up on the shows you follow. Facebook Watch is available for free on mobile apps across Apple and Android, on desktop, laptop and on TV apps listed here: https://videoapp.fb.com/
EVERY TATTOO HAS A STORY. TATTOODO IS THEIR HOME.
In an era of fragmentation, Tattoodo is a one-stop shop; the hub for tattoo culture worldwide. The platform is the #1 global destination for tattoo collectors, artists, and shops, offering original and curated content, a dedicated community, and the exclusive feature of being able to book appointments with tattoo shops around the world. Tattoodo is co-founded by renowned tattoo artist and media personality Ami James and supported by some of the most respected names in the tattoo industry, as well as backed by top-tier investors.
One of the major factors in Tattoodo’s success has been the strength of their profiles on Facebook and Instagram. Since launching in 2013, Tattoodo’s social following has grown to more than 20 million followers across these platforms, with record monthly reach of 200 million users and 2 billion impressions. This growth, combined with an enthusiasm for pushing the boundaries on social media, led to the Facebook Live Mystery Tattoo show, which ran for 8 weeks and recorded 50 million impressions.
About Drive Studios
Drive Studios is the biggest digital studio in Scandinavia with offices in Copenhagen & New York. Drive Studios was founded with the objective of driving the development and production of moving images forward – creating innovative stories for digital platforms. With a profound love for digital content, a journalistic background and extensive expertise in the global media market we combine storytelling and concepts from classical linear TV with the new advances