If you like your television tattooed, and enjoyed the show INKED, you should be sure to check out TATTOO HIGHWAY. This spin-off from A&E's first tattoo reality show is a mobile affair. Instead of being in one tattoo parlour, it's on the road.
Okay, maybe that's not entirely true. It does happen to be set in a single tattoo parlor, it's just that the shop in question happens to be inside a tour bus that drives around. Thomas Pendleton got to put together his idea of a shop-on-the-go for this show. Pendleton has a well-known tattoo pedigree, having worked in Burt Grimm's shop in Long Beach, as well as doing a stint in the Hart & Huntington shop at the Palms in Las Vegas. Following his appearance on INKED, he started his own tattoo shop, Ministry of Ink. In 2007, he bought a 1970s tour bus from a Gospel-singing family in Arkansas and transformed it into a tattoo shop on wheels.
Pendleton has now been on the road for a year, traveling around, tattooing and filming episodes. I found the show on the web television site Hulu.com, where the first season is available for viewing free. The road show starts out in Nevada, going from Las Vegas to Reno, then moves on to California, going from Sacramento to San Francisco and San Jose. Then it criss-crosses the Southwest from Albuquerque NM then back to San Diego then on to Salt Lake City, back to Los Angeles and then to Phoenix, AZ. You get tattoo stories, crew drama and bus breakdowns, good customer and bad customers, all in living color.
If you have cable television, check your broadcast schedule for new episodes. On the Internet, you can check out the