Like most kids that grew up in the 2000s, I've perfected the craft of binge watching reality shows. From American Idol , to Flavor of Love , to I Love New York , to Rock of Love , to Extreme Makeover: Home Edition , my reality television taste is all across the board. Now that I'm 25 and addicted to tattoos, I discovered a world that combines my love of ink and reality tv. Ink Master . It's a great show, a guilty pleasure, an underrated one at that. It has overwhelming negative reviews on IMDB and conspiracy theorists picking it apart, calling it fake. Fake or not, Ink Master has binge worthy reality television down to a science. Allow me to explain:
1. The tattoos are pretty amazing. Whether or not you like tattoo competitions, the tattoos are damn near magical.
Does it matter who wins with works of art like these?
2. And the bad tattoos are REALLY bad. Brace yourself.
3. The show is quotable as (censor bleep).
AcrobaticEvenIbizanhound GIF | Gfycat
AcrobaticEvenIbizanhound GIF | Gfycat gfycat.com
Wrasslin' With Housewives GIF | Gfycat
Wrasslin' With Housewives GIF | Gfycat gfycat.com
~Bitch On Wheels~ GIF | Gfycat
~Bitch On Wheels~ GIF | Gfycat gfycat.com
Lorsque Tu Dis A Des Personnes Hors-prepa Combien D'heures P GIF | Gfycat
Lorsque Tu Dis A Des Personnes Hors-prepa Combien D'heures P GIF | Gfycat gfycat.com
4. Even the insults burn worse than the tattoos.
Still On This GIF | Gfycat
Still On This GIF | Gfycat gfycat.com
5. It has its moments for hitting you in the feels.
'Wheels of Art' Challenge Sneak Peek | Battle of the Sexes (Season 12) www.youtube.com
Most Emotional Tattoo Challenges | Ink Master www.youtube.com
This is why I love tattoos *ugly cries*.
6. If you love drama, the spin-off Ink Master Redemption will give you an overdose of reality tv drama and some fantastic tattoos. Dave Navarro is Dr. Phil and Jerry Springer all in one.
Kito And Marie Jean (Almost) Fight - Ink Master: Redemption, Season 2 youtu.be
One Word Sets Ally Lee Off Into A Rage - Ink Master: Redemption, Season 2 youtu.be
From Anger To Tears In 1 Minute - Ink Master: Redemption, Season 3 youtu.be
7. And the other spin-off, Ink Master Angels , uses tattoos to help others while finding competitors for future seasons of Ink Master.
Ryan Ashley’s Tattoo Evokes an Emotional Childhood Memory | Ink Master: Angels (Season 2) youtu.be
8. But for real, I live for reality tv fights. Another spin-off, Ink Master: Grudge Match, has the artists settle scores with tattooing. I'm excited for the sass.
Anthony vs. Josh '90 Minute Face Off' Sneak Peek | Grudge Match www.youtube.com
At the end of the day, tattoos are amazing pieces of art. Ink Master has helped me love my ink even more. Enjoy this Buzzfeed video made to promote Ink Master, the video that led me to this guilty pleasure:)
Why We Love Tattoos youtu.be