Bad Ink: Season 1 Review
Released by GDE and A&E
Who hasn't had a tattoo and regretted it?
Well, that's pretty much the raison d'etre for this A&E reality series focussing on tattoo artist Dirk Vermin and his mate Ruckus (both of whom are fairly seriously inked).
Set in Las Vegas, the boys meet stories of regret and bizarre tattoo moments and offer to help the victims of some Bad Ink. From the cringe-worthy to the truly stupid, this series takes a fly on the wall, car crash approach to the victims and the sideshow antics of Dirk and Ruckus.
And yet, it's eminently watchable because just when you think somebody else couldn't have a more bizarre story of how and where they got inked, they come along and surprise you.
14 episodes of disposable fun Bad Ink may be - but it's nicely pieced together, works well because of the central duo's dynamic and impresses for its frivolous but fair nature to its inked masses.