Friday, 21 September 2007

News From Discovery Real Time London Ink

-Second giant statue unveiling for the Capital-

LONDON, SEPTEMBER 21, 2007 - LONDONERS are being besieged by massive human statues, as a second gigantic, life-like model is unveiled in the capital to mark the launch of London Ink (Discovery Real Time, 10pm Sunday 23rd).

Hot on the heels of a super-sized swimmer revealed at Tower Bridge on Tuesday, Victoria station is getting the London Ink treatment. Commuters will have to struggle around the huge figure as they battle their way into work.

Like something out of Alice In Wonderland, the giant female figure is sprawled across the station’s concourse one, her upper body squeezing into a photo booth. She is 16ft long and 7ft high and is and made out of reinforced polystyrene and hand painted to resemble human flesh.

On her back is a tattoo of a London pigeon, designed by star of London Ink Louis Molloy, best known for being David Beckham’s personal tattooist and ‘inking’ the world’s most famous tattoo, his Guardian angel.

London Ink launches on Discovery Real Time on Sunday 23 September at 10pm.

About London Ink
London Ink is a cross between reality TV and a docu-soap that follows the drama of Britain's most exciting tattoo studio. The show shadows the fiery relationships between some of the country's best tattooists - mentored by Louis Molloy. The real life stories of people who come in to get tattooed offer a fascinating insight into why people get inked.

London Ink is the British arm of Discovery Real Times’ Ink franchise which kick-started with highly successful US series Miami Ink, now in its third series. LA Ink has also just finished filming in Los Angeles.

About Louis Molloy
Louis Molloy, is best known for being Beckham's tattooist. Louis has a long list of celebrity clients having 'inked' many of Britain's sporting heroes from Becks to Freddie Flintoff and Ian Wright. His great relationship with the Beckham's saw him ink the world's most photographed tattoo - Beckham's gigantic Guardian Angel, a tattoo he has been asked to repeat many times for members of the public the world over. From this first meeting he forged a strong bond with the couple and has tattooed Beckham another eleven times and Victoria as well. He has also tattooed other Brit pop stars and soap stars.

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