The cast and crew of LA Ink are busy filming for the show’s second season, and with the new edition comes new celebrity guests.
According to a press release, The Cliks frontman Lucas Silveira is set to appear on the new season of LA Ink. The singer-guitarist, who already sports a number of tattoos, will get inked by the show’s star and lead tattoo artist, Kat Von D. The episode is scheduled to air next year.
Silveira, who is also known in the music industry as the first transgender signed to a major label, says that his tattoos, which include the word “Survivor,” winged guns, and pouncing dragons, “commemorate what I went through.”
For those who are unfamiliar with The Cliks, the Canadian garage rock and punk band debuted this year with their first album, “Snakehouse,” released by Kindling/ Warner Music Canada. At present, the band is touring several cities in the United States, serving as the opening act for The Cult.
Aside from The Cliks’ Silveira, an all-female rock band called Girl in a Coma is also set to appear in a second-season episode of LA Ink. On the episode, Nina Diaz, the 19-year-old singer-guitarist of the band, will be the one on the chair.
Incidentally, Girl in a Coma, who are also on tour, and The Cliks will perform together in four venues in Texas, namely Stubb’s BBQ in Austin, Fitzgerald’s in Houston, Ruta Maya Riverwalk in San Antonio and The Cavern in Dallas.
However, the two bands are passing through Los Angeles, where LA Ink is taped, on separate dates. Girl in a Coma performed at The Roxy on Saturday, December 1, while the Cliks are expected to appear at The Wiltern tonight.
Meanwhile, High Voltage Tattoo, the setting of LA Ink, currently has irregular operating hours due to filming. Kat Von D posted on her official fan website that the tattoo shop is open to the public from 9pm to midnight on weekdays, and noon to midnight on the weekends. However, once filming is completed, the shops hours will revert back to noon to midnight daily.
New episodes of LA Ink are scheduled to begin airing on January 8, 2008.
-Lisa Claustro, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
Source: The Province, PlugInMusic.com
(Image Courtesy of thecliks.com)