Oxygen’s hit show ‘Tattoos After Dark’ returns on May 13 with even more insane tattoos and piercings! We caught up with stars Chris Saint and Justin Coppolino who gave us a preview on the brand new episodes.
Tattoos After Dark follows pro tattoo and piercing artists in their eccentric shops located in the heart of Los Angeles. You can only imagine the crazy clients that walk through their doors after hours. Piercer Chris Saint and tattoo artist Justin Coppolino speak EXCLUSIVELY to HollywoodLife.com and tell us what we can expect in the new round of episodes!
‘Tattoos After Dark’ Returns — Exclusive Q&A With Chris and Justin
Tattoos after dark has been on hiatus for quite some time, but it returns for the second half of its freshman season with all new episodes on May 13 (10/9c) on Oxygen. HollywoodLife.com caught up with stars Chris and Justin who told us all about the wackiness that goes down. Plus, do they have secret tattoos themselves?
HollywoodLife.com: What can we look forward to in the new episodes?
Chris: “We get some visitors at the Hollywood shop. Other than that, you can expect the same off-the-wall clients, crazy antics and I have some insane piercings lined up for you guys that will have you squirming in amazement!”
Justin: “The tattoos and the clients get even more crazy. You also get to learn a lot more about the cast and our personalities.”
Does the show’s success surprise you?
Chris: “It’s awesome to see people’s reaction to the piercing work specifically, as that’s not really something any show has ever featured before. The shenanigans that happen in tattoo shops late at night have always been TV worthy, and it’s just about time someone showed that side of the industry.”
Justin: “I’m surprised it’s not the number one show in America…yet!”
Has the show helped your business boom?
Chris: “It really has, which is something I’m eternally grateful for. I feel so lucky that I can reach more people with my work and that we have things like social media so I can get people’s feedback almost instantly. My appointment book is bursting right now and I can only hope it stays this way.”
Justin: “Tattoos After Dark has absolutely helped my business grow. It’s a blessing to have my work being broadcast throughout America, and the response has been incredible.”
What is the craziest client we will see in the rest of the season?
Chris: “I think it has to be the Dino Guy — but you’ll have to wait and see what all that is about!”
What’s the craziest tattoo that you give this season?
Justin: “The craziest tattoo that I give this season is big, black, bold and hilarious. It is on a crazy part of someone’s body and the person is someone of significance in the sports world. You’ll have to see if they go through with it!”
Do you personally have any secret tattoos or piercings?
Chris: “I have a huge Care Bear on my leg, and I actually have a RFID computer chip implant in my left arm, which you can use to activate door locks and computer passwords. It’s actually a pretty insane thing to have when you think about it.”
Justin: “I have a secret tattoo, but no one will ever see it.”
Do people recognize you now?
Justin: “Yeah I can’t even leave my house anymore it’s a nightmare. I feel like Lady Gaga all the time!”
WATCH a sneak peek of the Tattoos After Dark premiere (below), and make sure to catch the brand new episode at on May 13 (10/9c) on Oxygen!
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— Elizabeth Wagmeister