TLC has announced that it is renewing its latest success in the network’s Ink franchise – NY INK – for a second season. Season two is slated to premiere in December 2011 with 10 hour-long episodes. Season one premiere episodes delivered 1.3M P2+ viewers.
Season one of NY INK followed Ami James as he put it all on the line to become the Tattoo King of New York. Ami, brash and loud with a big personality and heart to match, became a household name thanks to the groundbreaking series MIAMI INK in 2005. As the first tattoo artist to gain such celebrity, Ami gave us an inside look into the tattoo culture on the hot streets of South Beach. After taking the industry by storm in Miami, this sharp-tongued, quick-tempered artist set his sights on dominating the birthplace of American tattoo style: New York City. Always looking for his next big challenge, Ami opened up his new shop (Wooster Street Social Club) right in the heart of SoHo. Opening a new shop meant hiring a whole new crew, and with that, a whole new set of problems. He now has his shop up and running in NYC and season two will continue to follow Ami and his crew as they to try to ramp up business while working through the drama.
NY INK is produced by Original Media for TLC.