Life’s been good for Joey Hamilton and Walter “Sausage” Frank since they were featured in seasons three and four of Ink Master. The Las Vegas-based tattoo artists just observed the inaugural anniversary of Revolt Tattoos, where Vegas-visiting fans of the show can easily find them. It’s a spacious, six-chair (and one private room) establishment across from the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, with retina-relaxing charcoal and pale purple pastel walls, framed art beneath a high shelf laden with more than 50 trophies, a center lounge surrounded by hue-shifting fiber-optic railing, and a 12-by-6-foot jumbo screen above Hamilton’s station.
“It’s a great spot to tattoo out of because everybody comes here all the time,” said season three winner Hamilton of his adopted hometown. Hamilton should know; he walked right into season two of the original tattoo reality series Inked when he first came to Vegas 10 years ago and was hired by Hart & Huntington Tattoo Company, the first tattoo shop to open in a casino.
Now Frank, who was the first runner-up in season four, returns to the show with fellow Revolt artist Chris Buckingham for Ink Master Revenge, the seventh season of the Spike network’s skin illustration competition.
“This season is going to be awesome because there’s going to be eight original artists and there’s going to be eight returning artists that all did really good during their own season,” said Frank.
At a glance
Revolt Tattoos will host a combination anniversary celebration and viewing party for the season debut of Ink Master Revenge on March 1, starting with a 6 p.m. meet-and-greet. More than a dozen Ink alumni are expected.
Joey Hamilton and Walter “Sausage” Frank became friends during Hamilton’s five-year stint with Club Tattoo in Miracle Mile Shops.
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