Parents' Guide to

Epic Ink

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Tattoo reality is fairly mild, except for bleeped language.

TV A&E Reality TV 2014
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It's likely that folks interested in inking and body art will be inspired by the series, whereas others may find the enthusiasm for tattoos inspired by superheroes such as the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and characters from movies such as The Goonies a little ... different. Some of the more unique images, such as a pair of horns inked into the sides of a client's head, also may raise a few eyebrows.

Nonetheless, it's a lighthearted and voyeuristic look at the antics of the likable Area 51 tattoo artists, who appear to have as much fun designing images and inking clients as they do working with each other. Some of the artwork, which is often so detailed it appears three-dimensional, is impressive, too. It won't appeal to everyone, but viewers will probably find it entertaining.

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