MTV to Air New Docuseries Just Tattoo of Us Globally


LONDON/NEW YORK: MTV International has greenlit a new docu-reality show, Just Tattoo of Us, to air across its network of 62 channels and digital platforms.

The London-based independent producer Gobstopper TV will produce the 7×1-hour series. Just Tattoo of Us will put relationships to the test by asking pairs of friends, family members and couples to design tattoos for each other. The studio based show will be fronted by two hosts and six of the world’s best young tattoo artists, with three pairs appearing on each episode.

“The popularity of tattoos right now is extraordinary. Every inking has a story behind it, be it something meaningful and personal to the owner, or a hilarious and regretful moment and we can’t wait to capture these moments on screen,” commented Kerry Taylor, the senior VP of youth and music at Viacom International Media Networks. “With six tattoo reveals per episode, I’m confident that Just Tattoo of Us will not only be a perfect fit for MTV’s reality portfolio, but it is also set to become the newest must-watch compulsive viewing format appealing to audiences around the world.”

Ross McCarthy, the managing director of Gobstopper TV, said: “The word risky gets banded around a lot in television these days, but what could be riskier than trusting your mate to design you a tattoo? I’m really thrilled to be working with MTV again, and working with Executive Producer Kate Bates (Geordie Shore) to bring a new twist to the tattoo space.”