posted Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Recording artist, entrepreneur, and humanitarian Pete Wentz guides 12 of the nation's top tattoo artists through the cutthroat and wildly unpredictable world of tattooing as the season two host of Oxygen's hit competition series "Best Ink." Combining his raw musical talent, unique personal style, and love for tattoos, Wentz serves as a passionate and business-savvy role model to the eager and determined contestants.
Wentz is best known as the bassist and lyricist of the Grammy-nominated band Fall Out Boy, which released two multiplatinum albums and spawned the chart-topping hits "Sugar, We're Going Down," "Dance, Dance," "Thnks Fr Th Mmrs," and "This Ain't a Scene, It's An Arms Race," among others. After riding to global fame over the past 10 years, Wentz needed to do something completely different, which led to the creation of his new project, Black Cards. Black Cards' music draws from Wentz’s experience on the DJ circuit over the past several years.
An entrepreneur by nature, Wentz also founded the record label Decaydance and discovered and signed influential artists including Panic at the Disco, Gym Class Heroes, and Cobra Starship. Wentz is at the helm of his own one-man DJ company, an independent production company, and is co-owner of Angels & Kings, a brand of popular bar and nightlife destinations in Chicago, Los Angeles, and Barcelona, Spain.
A Chicago native, Wentz currently resides in Los Angeles.