Our three favourite tattooists are back for another series of fixing terrible ink – and they’ve swapped grey and dreary London for the sunnier skies of the Mediterranean.
Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past year, I’m pretty sure that you’ll know what ‘Tattoo Fixers’ is, or that you’ve at least heard of it. The UK based tattooing show that sets about righting the nation’s inking wrongs, fast became a favourite among audiences after debuting on E4 in June 2015 – trending third in the world on the night of its most recent season premiere.
I’m also sure, that we viewers have lost count of how many times a customer has come into the pop-up parlour with the opening line, “I was on holiday in Magaluf” (in fact it wouldn’t be a bad idea for a drinking game: every time someone says ‘Magaluf’ – take a shot, every time someone says “I was drunk” – down in one.) It would appear that this trend hasn’t gone unnoticed by show bosses either, who’ve endeavoured to get to the root of the problem, taking the show and it’s highly skilled artists straight to the source: the (drunken) holiday.
Now set in Greece for a special summer season, resident ink-slingers Jay, Sketch, and Alice get stuck into tackling more terrible tattoos, along with a healthy dose of sassiness from receptionist Paisley – standard. They may have swapped drizzly London for the blue skies of the Med, but the dodgy body art just keeps on coming. From a guy with an eternal VPL, to someone’s rather unique tribute to their best friend, the artists are on hand to sort out these horrible “holiday regrets”.
You know the drill: it’s summer, you’re on holiday and (after one too many glasses of vino) you find yourself at a tattoo shop. Whether it’s being egged on by friends, being too obliterated to know better, or somehow thinking it was a good idea at the time, you find yourself left with a painful – not to mention permanent – souvenir. Que the hilariously cheeky in-studio banter among the artists, as they compete to cover the clients’ undesirable reminders of things they’re ready to forget. Or in some cases not, as a familiar face makes a return. 26 year-old Sam ‘I’m on me holidays’ Robinson comes in with his memorable catchphrase back on his forearm (no, I’m not kidding!)
The show’s format is much the same as the London based version, with added snippets of the fixers’ fun in the sun – waterslide race anyone? And, as we’ve established, there’s certainly no shortage of dire inking disasters either…but let’s face it, it wouldn’t be much fun otherwise would it?
The show is now on the fourth episode of its eight week run, so if you’re intrigued (or you’re already a fan) you can check it out now on 4OD.
If you (somehow) have no idea what I’ve been talking about this whole time, click here to take a look at my original Tattoo Fixers article from back when the show premiered in 2015, to get up to speed.
Also, he may be an award-winning tattooist but, did you know South London lad Sketch also makes music? Coming together with fellow singer-songwriter Stevie P, the duo have released a few songs online. Click here to take a look at my review of their debut offering ‘Everything Part 2’, and click here to read my thoughts on their newest track ‘Street Lights’. I also included the pair in my ‘Top 10 Interviews Wish List’, click here to find out why.
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