Atlanta Music Promoter- Crunkatlanta
- I wish you guys a successful show, a show like this has been waiting to be created. Glad to see it make it to the scene. My Fav artist on the show is all of you guys... "Dutchess" - keeping it real. - Crunkatlanta
Enter the world of the "Black Ink Crew" and meet the girls and guys that run the only black-owned and operated tattoo parlor in the heart of Harlem at 113th St. and Lennox Ave. The employees are a tight, but totally dysfunctional "family." For many of them, this shop is the key to turning their lives around, and for some of them, it's their first legitimate job off the streets. To the people who work there, Black Ink is more than just one of the most famous --and infamous-- tattoo shops in the country...its home.
The shop is also a magnet for hip-hop stars and athletes, but the real flavor comes from the quite colorful characters that walk into the shop on a daily basis. Inside the doors of Black Ink, you never know what you are going to get. From the sexy new girl on the block, Dutchess, to the party animal of the group, Puma, the characters are crazy, sexy, funny and, most of all, loveable. This hour-long docu-series follows the lives of Ceaser, Dutchess, Alex, Sassy, Puma, and O' S**t, as they work, live, party, and hang out in Harlem. "Black Ink Crew" explores the friendships, crushes, rivalries and craziness that comes when a group of friends become family.
@Ceaser_Tattoo -Ceaser is the owner of Black Ink...and the boss that everyone loves to hate. He is cocky and arrogant, but underneath it all, he has a big heart. Though Ceaser comes down hard on everyone, he means well. He has a vision for Black Ink and its place in Harlem...he wants Black Ink to be more than just a tattoo shop - he wants it to represent a whole culture.
@DutchessofInkDutchess is the new girl in the shop, a Southern Belle straight from a little town in North Carolina and right into the mayhem of Black Ink. She is from Lincolnton, North Carolina, graduated 11th in her class, and then went on to obtain a degree in Business Management. Dutchess is sexy and strong-willed woman with the wit and skills to face up to Cease, O' S**t, and the other guys in the shop. All eyes are on her as she takes on the challenge of being the only female tattoo artist at Black Ink.
Check out her website- Here
@SASSYGotAChoppaSassy is sweet, sexy, and fun. She has a tattoo of an AK47 on her back, but the AK47 has no trigger. Sassy keeps the guys in line and keeps the shop from burning down. Whether it is taking appointments, being the peacemaker at the shop, or planning an event at the shop, Sassy keeps things running smoothly. She has a strange obsession with being clean and takes more than one bath a day. She is best friends with Puma, and believes in girl power all the way...and is about to take the Black Ink world by storm!
@Puma213Puma, who got his nickname from his days of doing graffiti growing up in the Bronx, is Black Ink's PR guy, the "face" of the shop. Though Puma has a tendency to party too hard, his big personality pulls clients of all types through the doors of Black Ink. Puma and Caeser grew up together in the Bronx, and Caeser treats Puma like his annoying little brother. Puma always walks into the shop with a story and constantly finds himself getting into some kind of trouble.
@ohshitsadWith more than 20 tattoos on his body, O'S**t is the other male tattoo artist in the shop - Cease's friend, prodigy, and rival. Cease claims to have taught O'S**t everything he knows. O'S**t is soft spoken, sensitive, an excellent breakdancer, and a self-proclaimed "ladies man". He keeps his cool, unless his "Baby Momma Drama" drags him down...which happens more often that he would like!
@LOVE_AESTEVEZAlex brings that "fire" to the shop. This little firecracker is of Dominica decent (and proud of it, as she has "Dominican Blood" tattooed across her chest) and has an opinion on just about everything. She works the front desk of Black Ink and gets the appointments on the books. Her and Cease are constantly butting heads when it comes to Alex's strong artistic opinions. When she is not at the shop, Alex models in various publications and has graced the cover of both "Inked" and "Urban Ink." .
@teddyruksTed is Ceaser cousin and considers himself the "Watchdog" of the shop. He's the one guy that can keep Ceaser in line, so the rest of the shop looks to him to help keep Cease's arrogance at bay. He's also quite the undercover ladies man, so much so that the guys call him, "The Silent Killer".
Walt is one of the shop's unofficial shop managers. He opens the shop, cleans the shop, takes pictures at parties, deals with clients, etc. He is a happy go-lucky guy, and helps to keep the conflicts between the rest of the Black Ink crew in check. With only 9 tattoos, he is constantly bugging Cease to do more tattoos on him.