L.A. Ink is a reality show on TLC that follows the events of High Voltage Tattoo, a tattoo studio in Los Angeles, California. A spin-off of TLC's Miami Ink, it premiered on August 7, 2007.
After being fired from the hit program Miami Ink due to a dispute with her fellow cast members, Kat Von D moved back to Los Angeles to open her own tattoo shop and was offered her spin off. Initially, she hires her close friend Pixie Acia to be the shop manager, and also hires her good friend Corey Miller as the tattoo artist. After considering many more artists for the job, Kat hires Hannah Aitchison and Kim Saigh to work for her as well. The cameras follow her as she opens the shop and captures everything that unfolds in between.
Each customer that comes into the shop usually has a story or reason behind their tattoo, and on occasion celebrities come in as well to get a tattoo by Kat or the other artists. As the show progressed changes occurred throughout the series, including Kat firing Pixie at the end of season 2, and Kim and Hannah leaving the show in the season 3 finale. Season four premiered with a new shop manager, former Rock of Love competitor Aubry Fisher. Kat broke a Guinness world record on the show, tattooing 400 people in 24 hours, with the money raised going to charity.