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Oxygen orders tattoo competition hosted by Kimberly Caldwell

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That’s right, a tattoo competition. Oxygen has ordered a reality series where a bunch of tattoo artists face off in challenges.

In Best Ink, tattoo experts will compete for a $100,000 prize while inking volunteers (who wants to be the poor wretch that judges say ended up with the worst tattoo?). Enthuses the release: “Each artist produces bona fide masterpieces on skin—a permanence rarely seen in the reality competition world.”

Former American Idol contestant Kimberly Caldwell will host the show, with tattoo artist Joe Capobianco and model and tattoo shop owner Sabina Kelley serving as judges. Best Ink is planned for this winter. And if it’s a hit, how about a laser-tattoo removal competition?

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