The Angels of Ink Master will soar into a second season, according to Paramount Network. This spin-off of ‘Ink Master’ features the top three competitors from Season 8 as they travel the country in search of the most talented tattoo artists.
In a response to the recent renewal of this show, Executive Producer and CEO Glenda Hersh said, “We’re thrilled to continue working with… the team at Paramount Network to celebrate so many talented and diverse artists.”
This renewal means that the all-female team will be hitting the road again to continue their search. In an industry that continues to be male-dominated, the renewal of this show is incredibly significant as it showcases a diverse group of artists and their work.
The Angels, who had an alliance in Season 8, empowered one another throughout the show and chose to build each other up instead of attacking in the heat of competition. With their alliance and Ryan Ashley being the first female Ink Master, there is a subtle and refreshing shift occurring within this industry.
These artists aren’t the typical, hyper-feminine stereotypes that the name ‘angel’ would suggest. The Angels all have vastly different styles and personalities that make them incredibly relatable to viewers. Ryan Ashley is the queen of black and gray tattoos and is known for creating detailed masterpieces that can’t be matched. Kelly Doty is a stand-out New School artist who has taken the tattoo world by storm with her unique twist on dark imagery. Finally, Nikki Simpson is known worldwide for her illustrative realism designs and prides herself on the texture, depth, and dimension in her work.
The underlying theme of this show is healing, which is evident in the final challenge that occurs every week. Within this challenge, the artist’s work toward helping canvases deal with trauma. In the past, they’ve worked with veterans, those affected by Parkinson’s disease, members of the LGBTQ+ community, survivors of natural disasters, and many more.