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AOL Launches New Series, "My Ink"

Oct 30, 2013

We've just launched a new docu-series, "My Ink," featuring celebrity athletes across major professional sports sharing the stories behind their tattoos-- thus proving that every picture tells a story. The series was produced in partnership with Mandalay Sports Media and executive produced by award-winning producer Mike Tollin.

In each episode, a different athlete gives viewers an intimate look at their lives and their body art revealing a personal side rarely seen before. Audiences will follow each athlete as they visit with their favorite tattoo artist, experiencing first-hand the process they go through in selecting their next piece of ink and witnessing them get it tattooed then & there.

The first 6 episodes of the 12 part series are available now at and include Baltimore Ravens Super Bowl Champion running back Ray Rice, iconic skateboarding prodigy Ryan Sheckler, electrifying NY Knicks shooting guard JR Smith, WNBA dunking phenom Brittney Griner, bone crushing UFC fighter Benson Henderson and NASCAR pit crew CrossFit superstar Christmas Abbott. Future episodes will feature Philadelphia Phillies clutch closer Jonathan Papelbon, outspoken Buffalo Bills wide receiver Stevie Johnson, and Gold medalist pro soccer player Sydney Leroux.

We're excited that the addition of "My Ink" continues to significantly bolster AOL's premium sports video offerings -- highlighted by our premium video syndication agreement with ESPN and our first original sports series FLAT OUT.

"My Ink" offers the rare opportunity for intimate and revealing portraits of our favorite athletes. We think this is great storytelling -- and your chance to see these performers like you've never seen them before.