The tattooing reality television series franchise that began with the incredibly popular Miami Ink and spun off into the equally beloved LA Ink has landed in the Big Apple with NY Ink, which just premiered on TLC last week. And this time, the show features not only the usual lovably big-mouthed tattoo artists and their clients, but also gay shop manager Robear Chinosi.
We caught up with Robear to learn about his own ink, why he wanted to be on the show, and what it's like to be a gay man in the testosterone-filled world of tattooing:
NY Ink airs Thursdays at 10pm/9pm central on TLC. For more info on Robear and the rest of the NY Ink cast, head to the show's official website.
-- NOAH MICHELSON
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