Former American Idol star hosts 'Best Ink'
Kimberly Caldwell discusses the world of tattooing
- Duration 5:17
- Date Mar 26, 2012
Kimberly Caldwell discusses the world of tattooing
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I do I -- now Kimberly Caldwell from LA Kimberly lock on.
I RUS -- how are you doing today.
Good I'm just glad not to be competitor this time just hosted -- job.
Very other -- that supper as.
Why didn't die is the best saying god what are the challenges involved here it says I don't remember seeing -- one of these competition shows about.
-- world of tattooing before.
Right it's permanent.
It's that ten of the best -- coming tattoo artist in industry today.
And we have our expert judge Joseph -- Bianco who is a world renowned tattoo artist and -- Kelly who is a -- -- model.
And then we have celebrity guest judges every week as well and the contestants have to challenges every week one is a flash challenge that is based solely on -- and stepping away from tattooing him.
And then of course the permanent ink.
-- disk and a tattoo or ever on what we called this skins that the people that are being tattooed.
Now those bags and volunteered presidents and does it always work out -- -- we sometimes see where maybe to patrons not as happy.
Very surprising to me that there -- so many people lined up outside the doors there -- people calling me once they found out that as part of the show.
Begging me to get on the list to get a free tattoo and a come in and be tattooed by these -- coming artists.
And it's generally people that have been acts this for a while also you know it's not -- the very first time I've ever done it.
But they definitely have a lot of growing to do and you'll see -- from our judges.
When this -- believed the tattoos get brutally critique and so.
When they're watching the show they might not be as happy with their -- as they might have -- spent.
That the -- judges are basing it on just artistry what are they basing on when they judging.
I mean they judge it on everything things that I didn't know about or have any idea about everything from saturation.
But I learned a lot about.
And line work.
And things like that and and whether it's going to be attached to that's actually going to last and -- experts that are judging them you know.
Know a good tattoo from about tattoo and now being a part of the show I do as well and so of audience and so the viewers how do you get involved do you have taxi in -- -- he you know I was curious about -- obviously to host a show like this you.
-- have not laid in a dagger right -- tell us about your khakis yet.
I'm a huge fan of tattoos I actually have seven tattoos myself they're all very strategically placed so that I can -- Because television.
But you know just they're always in I have like a little star over here I've got -- my neck my back done a couple of my wrist in my feet my ankles.
So it's all things that I can still cover up but this was the perfect job for me because I was able to showcase my tattoos that I eleven actually -- -- by cap Kat Von D.
and so that's my favorite -- -- -- A song that I wrote on my back.
Well okay well speaking of songs that he -- -- know that you had recently released an out -- are -- working on any new music going forward.
Yes the album's called without regret and it's available now nasty -- out.
And yes I'm back in the studio recording an -- right AM loving its edges creating non stop.
I'm actually have a show opening for -- crews in Vietnam.
For sound fest which is the very first Vietnamese.
Music festival which is an about a month so I'm super excited well he actually got fund that and let me just came back a little meant to Wear this all started American -- at all.
Like watching a show for you now.
Well I covered the show for years that my friend Justin were -- on TV guide network and so we were there every show every.
Every time that they -- somebody off.
We were behind the scenes in doing the live idol show and so I did take a couple of years off from watching this show and now I'm back on and I am rooting -- Jessica Sanchez all the -- huge -- -- that's what I gonna ask -- in any thing that's there -- now I know the judges are -- there's a lot of changes but when it from season to announce anything that you wish was there when you were there.
All of -- you know I mean I'm really proud to have been from the original season.
They definitely have an advantage within new judge's written you know being performers themselves.
Not being as critical and as harsh as Simon -- -- but I'm glad I survived him.
-- proud to be from the original series.
But I mean they've got you know like then -- lights and they've gotten you can play -- instruments and they've got the backup singers and they've got -- live band then.
They have all these things you know that we didn't have we sang to tracks and it was you know we're stand out there -- ourselves.
Yeah well he did a great job that you so much and congratulations on your projects moving followers give us a quick to -- and firm best ink.
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Great -- oxygen on oxygen Kimberly Caldwell thank you so much again for joining us -- talking video.
But thanks a lot.