Ink Master

One fascinating outlet for the analysis of visual art in today's pop culture landscape is Ink Master. I caught an episode of the reality television series, which puts professional tattoo artists to the test for a $100,000 grand prize, a couple of nights ago in my hotel room on Cape Cod. I was on the whole mesmerized, gratified and little amused by the seriousness of the show in terms of digging into the aesthetics of tattoo art. The series host (Dave Navarro, a rock musician best known for his work with Jane's Addiction) was quite wooden. … [Read more...]