New York native Alan Robert, best known for being the primary-songwriter/bassist for the respected hard rock group LIFE OF AGONY, and most recently as the creator of the hit comic series Crawl To Me and Wire Hangers (IDW Publishing), will appear in the Season Two premiere of TLC‘s “NY Ink”on Thursday, December 29 at 9 p.m. ET/PT.
The show’s star, Ami James, and the rest of the Wooster Street Social Club crew have welcomed celebrity guests into their shop before. Last season, Corey Taylor (lead vocalist of SLIPKNOT and STONE SOUR), Method Man (actor and rapper of the WU-TANG CLAN), LaMarr Woodley (linebacker for the Pittsburgh Steelers) and fashion designer, Robert Vaughn (Von Dutch) all got inked at Wooster St. and told their tattoo stories.
On the upcoming Season Two premiere, titled “Kings Of NY”, the show kicks off with Robert going under the needle by the program’s female standout tattoo artist — Megan Massacre.
“Wooster St. has some of the most amazing tattoo talent around, so I was thrilled to get my piece done by Megan. Her style is perfect for the ink I chose,” said Robert.
“Being on the show was a trip and it was interesting to see, first hand, just what goes into making a hit series like this. I give the artists a lot of credit, too. It’s one thing to deliver kick-ass tattoos day in and day out… but it’s another thing to try and do that with a bunch of cameras jammed in your face. No pressure, right?!”
In related news, Robert‘s Crawl To Me (IDW Publishing) graphic novel hits fine bookstores everywhere in January 2012. The book includes the entire, four-issue comic series, with an introduction written by legendary Thor artist Walter Simonson, as well as a step-by-step glimpse into Robert‘s artwork process. Click here to pre-order.