Ink Master Wiki

real video footage of Navarro in the season 8 finale

The host and one of the judges of Ink MasterDavid Michael 'Dave' Navarro is an American guitarist, singer-songwriter and actor, best known as a founding member of the alternative rock band Jane's Addiction, with which he recorded four studio albums. He is of Mexican descent and is 48.

He also had a reality television show with his model and actress ex-wife Tara Leigh Patrick (better known as Carmen Electra) focussing on the events leading up to and culminating in their unconventional wedding in 2004's Til Death Do Us Part: Carmen and Dave.

On the Ink Master website it is stated that Dave's respect for the art and culture of tattooing makes him perfect for his job and that he is one of alternative rock's first true guitar heros.