TLC apparently decided this was the week to distance itself from some of its biggest stars.
“TLC has decided that the current season of ‘LA Ink’ will be its last,” TLC in a statement. “The network is proud of what the series has accomplished in its four seasons, following Kat Von D’s journey as an artist from Miami to Los Angeles. The series finale will air September 15th at 10 p.m. [ET]”
That journey started on “Miami Ink,” TLC’s original tattoo parlor reality series, which ran 9 seasons until concluding its run in 2008. This isn’t the end of the “Ink” franchise, though. “NY Ink” was recently renewed for a second season and a British incarnation, “London Ink,” currently airs on TLC’s international sister network, Discovery Real Time.