Local tattoo artists seeking national exposure should consider attending an upcoming open casting call in Nashville for Spike TV's tattoo competition series "Ink Master."
The casting call will take place at Aloft Nashville West End (1719 West End Avenue) on January 31st. It will last from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
"Essentially, we are in search of those who have artistic and creative tattoo skills with an outgoing, dynamic personality," said Ashley Rose Folino, casting assistant for "Ink Master." "In this exciting series, highly skilled tattoo artists from around the country will compete in a high stakes competition for the chance to win $100,000 and the coveted title of Ink Master."
Before attending the casting call, people are encouraged to submit a completed Tattoo Artist participant application along with two recent photographs of their self, a minimum of 20 digital photos of their work, and a photocopy of either their passport, driver’s license, or state ID to CastingInkMaster5@gmail.com. On the day of the casting, participating individuals should bring two photos of their self and 10 photos of their best tattoo work.
Those who are unable to attend the open casting can submit a three-minute home video along with the aforementioned documents to the highlighted email. More information on how to do so can be found here.
The casting call will be for the fifth season of the reality tattoo competition series. "Ink Master” entails sixteen tattoo artists from around the country competing for a $100,000 cash prize, an editorial feature in Inked Magazine and being labeled an official "Ink Master." The show is hosted by legendary rock artist Dave Navarro. Along with reputable tattoo artists Chris Nunez and Oliver Peck, Navarro also judges the show.
For more information on the show or upcoming open casting calls, visit inkmastercasting.com