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Dave Navarro to Host Tattoo Competition ‘InkMaster’ for Spike

Inked rock star will judge contestants making new designs — and covering up past mistakes

Dave Navarro has chronicled his life through his tattoos, and now he'll host a show about a competition to create them.

The Jane's Addicition guitarist and former Red Hot Chili Pepper has signed on for Spike TV's "InkMaster," an eight-episode series premiering in January 2012. Navarro will host and sit on a judges' panel that will also include Chris Nunez ("Miami Ink") and Guiness World Record-holding tattoo artist Oliver Peck (who  completed 415 tattoos of the number 13 in 24 hours).

The show's competitors will compete for $100,000 and a feature in Inked magazine by giving first-time tattoos, adding to full sleeves of body art, and trying to cover up past inked regrets.

Navarro's tattoos, carefully examined here, include tributes to his mother, ex-wife Carmen Elektra, and his past bands. One also recalls his long fight with heroin.