Dave Navarro is to serve as host of the new U.S. competition series "InkMaster," Spike TV announced Thursday.

Renowned tattoo artists and experts Chris Nunez and Oliver Peck are to serve as judges on the show, which is to premiere in January.

The eight 1-hour episodes are produced by Charlie Corwin's Original Media, with Corwin and Jay Peterson serving as executive producers.

"Dave Navarro is known worldwide for his musical talents, but he's also well-known within in the tattoo community for his incredible body art," Sharon Levy, Spike TV's executive vice president of original series and animation, said in a statement about the Jane's Addiction guitarist.

"Dave's ultimate respect for the art and culture of tattooing makes him perfect for this series."