So I was recently contacted by a representative from the Oxygen(tm) network about possibly being interviewed for a new reality show about tattoo artists. When Kristina(tm) called me at work, my first response, however much in my head, was a grumpy "fuck that shit, bitches." But she was charming and polite, and she made fun of LA ink and the idea of any tattoo-related reality show that involved the drama and bullshit in following a shop that was filled with angry coworkers who hated each other. So I listened to her spiel.
It's going to be some sort of ongoing tattoo competition, I'm guessing elimination-style. It seems that they will be choosing 12 artists to start out with, with one artist standing at the end with some blitzy blingy radical cash prize. She explained that there will be three "tattoo celebrity" judges, none of which, I'm hoping, will be Kat Von D.
Per her request, I sent the network numerous photographs of both my work and my pretty, pretty face. The following day, I was sent a dramatic "CONGRATULATIONS YOU HAVE BEEN SELECTED FOR THE SECOND TIER" email, explaining that I qualified to fill out their 3957632 page interview. If they liked my answers, I will be contacted in 2-4 weeks time to have a one on one, in person, old fashioned interview.
Even if I'm selected for the interview, I have no idea if I'd be able to do this. I have a new shop that I need to be working at, I don't need to be off gallivanting in the realm of reality tv. Unless they give me lots of money, in which case, I'm more than happy to gallivant away.
The Ministry of Fools, and the Pity With Which Mr. T Regards Them
- Wha? Me? A MOVIE star???