Chris Garver reveals that he wanted to become a tattoo artist ever since he had his first tattoo.
Chris Garver retired from skating 20 years ago, after breaking his elbow in several places.
Corey Miller appears in the shop when Kat is trying to work out who is messing up the bathroom. He will later go on to join Kat in her own shop at L.A. Ink.
This is the first time that Tim Hendricks appears on the show. He will go on to become part of the Miami Ink team.
There's a glimpse of Dre in this episode. Garver is tattooing the top of her right arm and she is putting her sunglasses on.
Kat Von D is seen in the shop again, although she isn't officially introduced until S1 Ep8 (Bad Break). Kat is in the shop tattooing at the beginning of the episode when Kristen is talking to camera both after her first consultation with Garver and then later after the tattooing session.
There is a glimpse of Kat Von D in the shop even though she's not supposed to be at the shop until S1 Ep8 (Bad Break). She's at the drawing board with Darren when The Wiz comes in for his tattoo from Chris.
Kat Von D appears in this episode even though she doesn't officially start on the show until S1 Ep8 (Bad Break - where she is supposed to have been called in to help out because Darren has just broken his elbow). There are 4 glimpse shots. Part of her is seen when she is looking though the tattoo book at the desk whilst Christine is being consulted by Ami, for example.
The confirming shot (that it's definitely her) is when Chris (the motivational speaker) is going to the station where Nunez will tattoo him. She smiles at Chris as she's putting the top on a bottle of water.
Baby Drem who officially joins the Miami Ink team in Season 4, appears in this very first episode. During the party for the opening of the shop she walks in behind Ami, and to get Darren's attention she pokes or tickles his left ear as she goes past him.