via press release:
OXYGEN PUTS SKIN IN THE GAME WITH “BEST INK”
America’s Most Talented Tattoo Artists Compete For $100,000, Cover and Feature Spread in Tattoo Magazine
Television Personality, Capitol Recording Artist and Tattoo Enthusiast Kimberly Caldwell Hosts
NEW YORK – September 8, 2011 –Oxygen Media gets under the skin of the art of tattooing in “Best Ink,” a new competition reality series laying bare the cutthroat and wildly unpredictable world of tattoo artistry. Every rose or dragon tattoo tells a story—not only of the person wearing it, but of the artist who created it. Produced by Bunim/Murray Productions, “Best Ink” premieres this winter. The contestants are guided through the competition by television host and recording artist Kimberly Caldwell. A tattoo fanatic who is inked with several meaningful images, Caldwell epitomizes the show's gutsy attitude, as shown by her fearless vocals, passionate performances, and the earthy charisma of her "American Idol" appearances. Caldwell has also been a television host and correspondent for FOX Sports, TV Guide Network, and MTV, along with releasing her debut album, Without Regret.