Seen on Ink Master: Tattoo Art in Hair!

By Lauren Salapatek | 10/26/2012 2:27:00 PM


Do you watch Ink Master?

If you didn't see the episode on October 16, the tattoo artists were required to create tattoo art in the hair of human canvases as a part of the show's Flash Challenge.

The premise of “Ink Master” is that noted tattoo artists compete in challenges that test their technical skills as well as their on-the-spot creativity, where they must create an execute an original tattoo on a “human canvas.” The contestants are vying for $100,000 and the bragging rights title of Ink Master. In the October 16 episode the artists were tested on creating straight lines and challenged to create a design in the hair, with all contestants using the Wahl Magic Clip and the Tattoo Trimmer.
“Obviously, this is way outside our traditional market, but the concept is something our artists have been doing for years. So, it was fun to see how tattoo artists translate their skills to our medium, using Wahl products,” according to Lance Wahl, Director of Marketing and Sales for the Professional Division of Wahl Clipper Corporation. “We were especially pleased with the strong support we received from our distributors to get the word out about Wahl and Ink Master.”

While the winner of the overall competition has yet to be determined, it was amazing to see some of the hair art that the contestants were able to create. “These were not barbers or stylists, but it was obvious that some of then had worked with clippers before,” Wahl added. 

Links to the “Ink Master” segment featuring Wahl’s Tattoo and 5-Star Magic Clip are available through the Wahl Facebook page.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Lauren Salapatek

Lauren Salapatek Lauren Salapatek, Web Editor for Modern Salon | Salon Today | First Chair.

(Previous positions: Associate Editor/E-Newsletter Content Production Manager)

Since January 2010, Lauren has worked for Modern Salon Media covering salon style, product and beauty trends, and business editorial for both print and online content. As of October 2013, Lauren’s role changed to Web Editor—now she manages all online editorial content for, and As part of her responsibilities, she creates, edits, organizes and curates content for all Modern Salon Media’s websites; manages the creation and production of all Salon e-newsletters; promotes Modern Salon Media’s digital content via several social media accounts (Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest); and maintains an editorial calendar to keep all Modern Salon Media’s websites timely and current.

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