Tattoos have been an integral part of many cultures throughout the world. There are many religious doctrines which prescribe certain ink marks on the bodies of individuals for special occasions. They are also sometimes used by criminals and members of certain criminal organizations as well, as we see in the famous 2007 movie ‘Eastern Promises’. There are also people who like a constant reminder of the most important people or events in their lives. These people opt for tattoos as well, where they ink the names of such people or events on their bodies.
In a similar vein, there are certain first responders who opt for some very specific and meaningful tattoos that kind of highlight the important work that they do. A&E’s show, ‘Hero Ink’, is a unique concept where we get a close look at a famous tattoo shop in Houston where many people working as first responders come and get tattoos that represent their importance in society or the amount of dedication they put in each and every day into their work.
Hero Ink Cast: Who is in it?
The tattoo shop where first responders come to get inked, Prison Break Tattoos, is, of course, the central point of the series. The most interesting aspect of ‘Hero Ink’ is that the tattoo artists who work at Prison Break Tattoos are either presently working as first responders themselves, or have worked as first responders sometime in their lives. Klevens, a.k.a. B.K. Klev is the owner of the studio. Regarding his motivation behind opening the studio, he said, “It’s a safe haven for first responders to feel comfortable getting tattoos by other first responders who can relate to their stories. When I opened the studio — I had been getting tattoos for years and working undercover and different assignments — I never quite felt comfortable as an officer… in some of the studios I went to. I felt when I started this place, if I could make it to where I felt comfortable, then other first responders from across the country would probably feel comfortable, as well.”
One of the artists featured on the show is Robbie Carson. He is a 29-year-old firefighter. When Robbie isn’t saving people’s lives by heroically putting off major fires, he is busy inking his fellow officials. Carson said that he grew up with interests in the army and in art. It was only later that he managed to find the passion he had for tattoos which helped him connect with more people like himself. He said that there have been instances where he rescued the same man or woman he had inked a year earlier.
If and when season 2 happens, you can expect to see the stories behind tattoos of many more first responders.
Hero Ink Plot: What is it about?
‘Hero Ink’ is about first responders and the tattoos that they ink on themselves. These tattoos have a thousand stories to tell about sacrifice, love for one’s fellow humans, care, and the ability to work under intense pressure. Regarding the show is heading, Klevens said that he was approached by numerous networks who wanted to make a TV show on his studio. However, all of these networks were interested in a reality TV show format like ‘Real Housewives’, where there is drama and tension. However, all these ideas were rejected by Klevens until he got a phone called from Matador Content.
Klevens always wanted the show made on his studio to focus on the lives and sacrifices of first responders and the stories that their tattoos have to say. This is exactly what ‘Hero Ink’ is all about. Here we get to listen to the stories behind the tattoos these first responders get on their bodies and the importance that each of these tattoos holds in their lives. The true stories behind such tattoos and the life experiences which these heroic people have gone through are the main focus of the series.
Hero Ink Season 2 Release Date: When will it premiere?
‘Hero Ink’ season 1 premiered on June 6, 2019 on the A&E Network. The work that first responders do is extremely important and the way they risk their lives to help others truly calls for our reverence. Viewers who liked the show were interested in listening to their stories and learning from them. ‘Hero Ink’ has managed to attract the love and attention of audiences, so there’s a good chance that A&E Network will greenlight a season 2. No official announcement have been made, but if the show does get renewed, expect ‘Hero Ink’ season 2 to release sometime in June, 2020.
Hero Ink Trailer:
While we wait for an update on season 2, check out the season 1 trailer to refresh your memories.
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