A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
The artists are caring and solicitous of their clients, and the patrons are often endearing in their desire for body art.
Violence & Scariness
The tattoo process is shown; no blood, but the needle-phobic may want to tune out.
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"F--k" is bleeped but still recognizable. Other mild language.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this show is pro-body art and doesn't spend a lot of time talking about the risks of getting a tattoo. Also, a lot of the parlor's clients get tattoos to memorialize deceased loved ones. Some of their stories are bittersweet, and younger viewers might find them upsetting. In one episode, for example, a couple talks about their baby who died two hours after birth.
Is It Any Good?
Viewers will likely find the shop's owners the most interesting part of the show. They work hard and play hard, often playing practical jokes on each other and ribbing one another the way fraternity brothers do. Lone female Kat sometimes gets in on the action, too, as does apprentice Yoji Harada.
Though the Miami Ink cameras capture the tattoo process, no blood is involved, and only those with the weakest stomachs will want to hide their eyes. The show's producers manage to show the softer side of an art form that's often maligned and misunderstood. That said, some parents may be uncomfortable with the subject matter, which does endorse body art and doesn't dwell on the risks and possible side effects.
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