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Watch Hialeah tattoo artist Tatu Baby in the live finale of ‘Ink Master’

 
 
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Katherine “Tatu Baby” Flores is ready for whatever Ink Master throws her way. The Hialeah based tattoo artist, 25, is a finalist on the Spike TV competition.

“I think I’m going to surprise everybody and surprise myself,” says Flores, whose studio, A Thousand Virgin Ink, is in Kendall.

The Queens, N.Y., native who moved to South Florida at the age of 7 is no newbie to this Dave Navarro-hosted reality show. She came in fourth on Season 2, and America voted her back for Season 3.

The $100,000 prize would come in handy.

“I’d love to have a bigger studio, expand and invest,” says Flores, who graduated from Felix Varela Senior High School. “I really can’t think beyond that right now.”

Flores, who specializes in photo realism, also can’t think about the amount of tattoos she has on her body.

“Wow. Too many to count!”

Watch the two-hour live finale starting at 9 p.m. Tuesday.

Versace’s house

Sixteen years have passed since Gianni Versace was gunned down in front of his Ocean Drive mansion, but the public can’t seem to get enough. On Saturday, watch an over-the-top Gina Gershon portray the designer’s sister and collaborator Donatella Versace in Lifetime’s House of Versace, airing at 8 p.m.

Donatella isn’t likely tuning in to this movie, based on Wall Street Journal reporter Deborah Ball’s book, House of Versace: The Untold Story of Genius, Murder, and Survival.

“Versace has neither authorized nor had any involvement whatsoever in the forthcoming TV movie about Mrs. Versace,” the Italian fashion house told Women’s Wear Daily. “It should be seen as a work of fiction.”

The rejection may be due to the fact that the flick doesn’t show Donatella in a totally flattering light, touching on her drug use and mismanagement. Though there is one gut-wrenching moment when the style maven faints upon hearing the tragic news about her brother.

Still can’t get enough? After the show, stay on the channel to watch the documentary, Versace: Beyond the Headlines.

Gershon told The Daily Beast to get into character she donned a wig, smoked two packs a day and got an allover spray tan. She understands Donatella has the right to be perturbed.

“Listen, it’s got to be weird for her, and I’m not sure I’d be too happy if someone was doing my life story, but ...I think she comes off great in the movie,” the 51-year-old Bound star said. “One of the reasons I did it was that I was really impressed with what she did and how she got to where she is now. I only have the utmost respect for her. She’s a smart, funny woman, and she’s thriving.”

Swing time

First Sinead O’Conner pens an open letter to Miley Cyrus. Now Hulk Hogan is getting in on the act.

In an ad for his website hosting company, Hostamania, the pro wrestler pokes fun at the twerk-happy pop tart’s in-the-nude video for Wrecking Ball, swinging from a similar chain (thankfully, in a thong). Wonder if Hulk will hear from Sinead.

Madeleine Marr

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