Chris Blinston finished as the runner-up on Season 6 of Ikn Master.
According to his Instagram he is currently the owner of No Hard Feelings Tattoo and living in Coral Springs, Florida. His tattoos have well-crafted, semi-realistic cartoonishness often with a creepy edge.
Blinston is in the headlines this weekend for something other than his artistry, however.
He has been arrested for allegedly strangling his 13-year-old daughter. “According to TMZ, Chris Blinston’s 13-year-old daughter told a therapist that Blinston strangled her during a custody visit, which prompted a police investigation.”
According to TMZ, who acquired a copy of the police report and posted Blinston’s mug shot, Blinston allegedly “grabbed the teen girl’s neck twice, cutting off her air supply for up to 10 seconds and also called her a ‘mental skank.’”
He was charged with felony domestic battery by strangulation and left jail after posting $6,000 bond on Friday.
The report also stated that Blinston and his daughter traded heated words in between the two choking incidences, and that the father allegedly warned the daughter that if she told anyone about the incident there would be “repercussions.”
The police report also allegedly indicates that the daughter had visible marks around her neck “consistent with strangulation.”