Tattoo Highway

2009, TV Show

A tour bus is converted into a traveling tattoo parlor.


Paid | iTunes Aired: 7/8/2009

Season 1, Episode 13
The bus arrives in Phoenix, AZ to meet newlyweds who want matching bride and groom sugar skulls tattooed on their calves. Tommy gets agitated because the couple doesn't like his sugar skull and makes him draw the design multiple times. Tommy's attitude annoys Thomas and strains their friendship. But after tattooing his sugar skull, Tommy realizes that no matter what tattoo he's doing, at the end of the day, he's always happy tattooing. In better spirits, the crew heads across town to meet Bald John, a former tattoo artist who now owns a Vespa scooter company and wants them to tattoo his company's logo on his back. The logo is a giant gorilla riding a scooter, and it's so big that Thomas and Tommy work together on the tattoo so they can finish it in half the time. Unfortunately, the tattoo is also twice as painful, and Bald John has to drink what seems like a dozen beers to make it through the session. The tattoo turns out great, and by working together, Tommy and Thomas have solidified their friendship. The bus heads back out onto the highway for parts unknown.

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Free | Xfinity Posted: 11/20/2014

Tattoo Highway follows artist Thomas Pendelton as he travels the country in a mobile tattoo parlor of his own design, a converted 1970s Silver Eagle Tour Bus. On the outside, it's a moving metal canvas of Thomas' art on the inside, it's a fully functional tattoo parlor.

Free | Xfinity Posted: 11/20/2014

In this episode of Tattoo Highway, Thomas travels to Long Beach to tattoo a pair of U.S. Marines. One served two tours of duty in Iraq while the other just graduated from boot camp. Don't miss Tattoo Highway, Wednesdays at 10PM ET/PT on A&E. Become a Facebook fan of Tattoo Highway Get virtually "inked" at

Free | Xfinity Posted: 11/18/2014

Catch the season premiere Wednesday May 27th at 10/9c on A&E. Renowned tattoo artist Thomas Pendelton has been at it for 15 years, but now he can use some fresh air. Hitting the road in his vintage tour bus, he is bringing a rolling tattoo shop across America. Along the way he will meet everyday people with personal stories and then help them express themselves through tattooing. Through his travels, Thomas plans to inspire clients as well as himself. Become a fan on Facebook and for more updates follow A&E on Twitter For more, please visit the official site

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Premiered: May 27, 2009, on A&E
Rating: TV-14
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Premise: A tour bus is converted into a traveling tattoo parlor.


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