Bad Ink - Season 1 Episodes
“A Damsel and a Nerd in Need”
Welcome to the "Mistake Capitol of the World": Las Vegas, where tattoo legend Dirk Vermin, and his best friend, Ruckus, are on a mission to find bad tattoos and transform them into works of art. They get a desperate call from Jacqui. What was supposed to be a birthday celebration to remember has turned into a nightmare Jacqui can't forget. Lucky for her, Dirk is famous for fixing horrific tattoos. Next, they meet Alex, a guy who wears his heart a on his sleeve--or in this case, on his thigh. Alex's failed attempt at professing his love has left him with a tattoo scar that threatens his new relationship. Dirk covers up Alex's bad decision with a few strokes of his tattoo gun. Dirk and Ruckus are saving the world, one bad tattoo at a time.
Dirk and Ruckus meet up with a "player" that thought he had all the right moves. Unfortunately, Lavon played himself into a tattoo disaster when he tried to impress the ladies with his bad ink. Later, the guys rescue Wendy from her lost in translation tattoo. Wendy went abroad for a trip to re-invent herself after a late in life divorce. Most people come back from Mexico with Montezuma's Revenge. Wendy came back with something worse and permanent.
“Terrible Tattoo Showdown”
Dirk and Ruckus meet two college buddies with a bet to see who could get the worst tattoo. But they're not interested in cover-ups; Dirk is challenged to settle the score by making their tattoos even more ridiculous. Next they meet Kelly: she broke her ex's nose after catching him with another woman, but her one true regret is the tattoo she got in haste to represent moving on after her breakup.
“Who Needs a Tattervention?”
Dirk and Ruckus are called by a desperate husband to stage a "tattervention" to convince his wife Kristen that her inappropriate tattoo has got to go. Then the guys meet Jordan out on the Vegas Strip. His story of mixing booze, a blind-fold and a novice tattoo artist turned out to be a bad choice for Jordan and now he needs Dirk's help.
“When Animal Tattoos Attack”
Vanessa got a tattoo out of spite and now it's getting in the way of her fitness model career. Dirk finds a way to turn her terrifying tattoo into a work of art. Ruckus plays a prank on Dirk by setting up an appointment with a client that has an unforgettable animal tattoo. Josh's "spirit animal" has taken over his body and he needs Dirk to set him, and a certain "private" part of his body, free.
“Tattoo Crimes and Misdemeanors”
A retired cop has committed a tattoo crime when he had his nickname immortalized on his body. Now his girlfriend refuses to marry him unless the tattoo goes. Kristen thought she knew exactly what she wanted for her first tattoo. The only problem was she was 16 and had to go underground to get her underage tattoo disaster.
“All Is Fair in Love and Ink”
Dirk and Ruckus get a call from a girlfriend who desperately wants her boyfriend's arm tattoo removed... especially since it's a portrait of his ex-girlfriend! Later, the guys come to the rescue of a former bikini bar waitress that made one impulsive decision and has the horrible tattoo to prove it.
“Baby Mama Tattoo Drama”
Dirk and Ruckus come to the rescue of a new Mom that is convinced her bad tattoo is terrifying her newborn baby. Dirk has firsthand experience, being a Dad himself, so he gladly accepts the challenge to fix her ink. Dirk and Ruckus also meet Shaun, a guy with an eye for fashion, who happens to be wearing a terrible tattoo under his clothes.
“The Family that Inks Together…”
Dirk and Ruckus are called in to convince a Dad that the horrible tattoo portrait of his wife has got to go. The whole family hates it, even mom! The problem is he isn't ready to cover it up. Dirk and Ruckus also meet Sharon. Her tattoo tribute to a beloved pet turned into a monster of a mistake. Can Dirk help her cover up this beast from the past?
“Tramp Stamps Gone Wild”
Jeremy had an obsession with Sea Monkeys that led to his decision to get a life altering tramp stamp he now regrets. Dirk and Ruckus have seen their fair share of tramp stamps, but a "man stamp"? This is new territory for them. They get a call to help a Grandmother who turns out to have a wild streak and a wild past. SJ is not your typical Grandma and her tattoo is just as wild.
“Girls Gone Tattoo Wild”
Dirk and Ruckus help Rachel, a young woman that made the mistake of a lifetime when she let her ex-boyfriend pick out her tattoo. And unfortunately, the tattoo has "branded" Rachel with an obscene title that is far from the truth. They also meet Brittney, who after a bad day got a tattoo to express her anger at the world. Now, she wishes she could take back the gesture. Lucky for her, Dirk offers his tattoo gun to fix it.
“Show Me Your Tats”
Dirk and Ruckus meet Crystal, a former college party girl who got a tattoo in a very intimate place as a joke. Now that she's grown up and graduated, this tattoo that has quickly become a joke on her. Literally. Later on the Vegas Strip, Dirk and Ruckus run into Frankie, a woman with a cute tattoo of a pig. But this is only half the story... The guys go back to her Vegas suite to meet her boyfriend and are stunned to find out her adorable little tattoo has a naughty side.
“Close Encounters of the Butt Kind”
Rob and Dirk heads to the Public House in Las Vegas to meet Vince, a guy in town from Philly with an embarrassing tattoo in an even more embarrassing location. Next up, they get a call from Emily, who is making a move to Brooklyn and starting a new life, and in dire need of their assistance. A few years back she was in a band and had a friend draw a doodle on her arm, and then a "Tattoo artist" etched it onto her permanently.
Dirk and Rob come to the rescue of a model who made a rash decision after having a fight with her grandmother--she went to her local parlor and got a "Suck it Grandma" tattoo. And Dirk's fellow artist Jonny gives a satisfied customer a tattoo of a horned woman with spikes and blood.