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By Sierra Filucci, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Edgy tattoo parlor exploits are iffy for kids.

TV A&E Reality TV 2005
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Viewers might find certain "characters" in the shop interesting and even admire their creativity. But overall Inked feels superficial and, even with its emphasis on personal relationships, can err on the side of dull -- which is not what you'd necessarily expect from a tattoo shop.

With a tendency to focus on barely clad young women looking for tattoos of Playboy bunnies or snakes and daggers, the show also feels a bit misogynistic. Male tattoo artists often flirt heavily with their female clients, and plenty of sexual innuendo flies between the two groups. One artist talks frankly about liking sex and being in the business in order to meet women (and, presumably, to have sex with them).

TV Details

  • Premiere date: July 20, 2005
  • Cast: Carey Hart
  • Network: A&E
  • Genre: Reality TV
  • TV rating: NR
  • Last updated: October 24, 2022

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