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Spike Renews Two Series THR

Two of Spike TV's more macho shows have received orders for additional seasons from the cable channel, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

"Ink Master" will return for a third season, and "Tattoo Nightmares" will be back for season two, the story reports.

Sharon Levy, Spike TV executive VP of original series, said in a statement, "The real stakes and compelling drama that both ‘Ink Master’ and ‘Tattoo Nightmares’ deliver resonates with our ever-expanding audience."

In eight episodes this past season, "Ink Master" averaged 1.8 million viewers. "Tattoo Nightmares" did nearly as well, averaging 1.5 million viewers in its first season.