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NY Ink

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Tattoo reality spin-off is both sympathetic and salty.

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The series focuses on the celebrity body artist -- who began tattooing in New York City at a time when it was illegal -- trying to offer a more upscale inking experience than that of the average tattoo parlor. A lot of emphasis placed on the personal histories of their clients, many of whom are choosing to get inked as a way of communicating both loss and love. The cast's response to these narratives is compassionate, and they never fail to honor them with the best artwork they can create.

Unfortunately, while their digs may be upscale and trendy, the group's behavior isn't always the classiest. Like its sisters shows, wild pranks, endless bickering, nasty exchanges, and shoving matches are all featured here. But if you look past the artists' drama, you'll still find a show that has some heart.

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