Ink Master

Continuing Tuesday / 10:00pm Spike TV 60 min.
Hosted by rock legend Dave Navarro and judged by icons of the tattoo world, Chris Núñez and Oliver Peck, 10 of the country's most creative and skilled tattoo artists descend on NYC to compete for a hundred thousand dollars and the title of INK MASTER. The stakes couldn't be higher with "living canvasses" donating their skin to be permanently marked in this adrenalized competition elimination.

Season 9

16 Episodes

The final three shops battle it out for $200k and the first ever title of Master Shop.
Sep 26 2017
The final four shops compete in a two-part tattoo marathon that will determine who goes to the live finale.
Sep 19 2017
Sep 12 2017
The artists put the saying, "the customer is always right," to the test when they must sell themselves to their canvases for the chance to tattoo.
Sep 05 2017
A painful elimination tattoo has the artists in the pits, and a massive twist sends them reeling.
Aug 29 2017
With no flash challenge, the artists think they've got it all figured out until a massive twist sends them reeling. Four Horsemen tattoos bring on the end of days for one pair of artists.
Aug 22 2017
The final Veteran shop returns to fight for the first ever title of Master Shop. Skull picks are key to the precision strike leveled at the opposing alliance as the battle for 200K continues.
Aug 15 2017
The artists can't find any relief in a sculptural Flash Challenge. Things only get hairier during the Elimination Tattoo when the artists are faced with the infamous Pin-Up challenge.
Aug 08 2017
An emotional Flash Challenge brings the artists to tears, and the Alliance becomes a target when a bullet-proof pair of veterans return to battle it out for the title.
Aug 01 2017
One of the competition's most infamous veterans returns to shake up the game.
Jul 25 2017
Shops crumble as the tension between teammates intensifies.
Jul 18 2017
Some shops lose their composure as they butt heads during a grueling elimination tattoo.
Jul 11 2017
The competition gets even tougher when the artists are tested on technical application with individual tattoos; two veteran artists return.
Jun 27 2017
A fiery veteran artist returns, taking the competition by storm; a difficult Flash Challenge exposes weaknesses in the shops.
Jun 20 2017
A massive twist shakes up the competition and a painstaking Flash Challenge puts relationships to the test.
Jun 13 2017
In the season premiere, tattooing is a team sport as artists from nine of America’s best shops arrive ready to battle it out for a massive $200K and the first ever title of Master Shop.
Jun 06 2017

Season 8

16 Episodes

The final three artists tattoo for America's vote, and the eliminated artists return for a fiery confrontation; a 24-hour chest tattoo determines the winner.
Dec 06 2016
The battle comes to a head as the top four artists must endure a grueling tattoo marathon.
Nov 29 2016
Stakes are at a competition-high when the artists must work in teams to transform canvases into cyborgs.
Nov 22 2016
The artists must carry their own weight in a team Flash Challenge, leading to an unexpected win.
Nov 15 2016
Dave digs deeper into the lives and strategies of the final 6 artists from Team Peck and Team Nuñez.
Nov 08 2016
One artist cracks after a difficult Flash Challenge in which the artists try to rework tramp stamps.
Nov 01 2016
It’s all in the details when the artists must create powerful designs for Dodge Chargers.
Oct 25 2016
No one is safe when the artists must use adaptability to tattoo an excruciatingly painful spot: the head.
Oct 18 2016
The battle for the skull pick heats up in the Flash Challenge when artists must manipulate metal.
Oct 11 2016
The artists tatoo former smokers who have been scarred for life and the artists on Team Nuñez fight for spots in their top five.
Oct 04 2016
A conflicted Team Peck fights for control of the game in a Flash Challenge testing contrast. One artist turns the tables on the girls’ alliance. The battle continues for 100K and the title of Ink Master.
Sep 27 2016
Team Nuñez fries in an electrifying Flash Challenge testing legibility. A gendered alliance has the girls out for blood. The battle intensifies for 100K and the title of Ink Master.
Sep 20 2016
No artist is safe when both Team Peck and Team Nuñez must transform canvases into warriors.
Sep 13 2016
Team Nuñez seeks revenge in the next Flash Challenge and an artist betrays Team Peck in their first Elimination Tattoo.
Sep 06 2016
In the first Flash Challenge, Team Peck and Team Nuñez must work together in an intense tattoo challenge.
Aug 30 2016
The judges show no mercy as 30 artists fight to earn one of the 18 spots on teams Peck and Nuñez.
Aug 23 2016

Season 7

13 Episodes

The final three artists reveal two master canvases; eliminated artists return and confront each other for the first time since the competition; a winner is crowned.
May 24 2016
The tables are turned when the new artists call the shots in the elimination tattoo and get revenge.
May 17 2016
Stakes are at a competition high when the artists must ink the ultimate in-your-face tattoo.
May 10 2016
Alliances are tested as the remaining artists must tattoo in teams of three.
May 03 2016
The artists work in pairs to execute large-scale back pieces testing texture... and each other’s nerves.
Apr 26 2016
The final veteran artist arrives with a challenge in legibility that has the judges out for blood.
Apr 19 2016
Alliances are broken during a white-knuckled flash challenge. A veteran artist returns to prove he's no one-trick-pony by challenging the Artists to the ultimate test of precision.
Apr 12 2016
Bonds are tested and new alliances are formed during an intense Flash Challenge; a veteran joins the New Artist Alliance to take down a common enemy.
Apr 05 2016
The artists use plenty of color during a contortionist body painting Flash Challenge; a veteran artist returns and adds a new-school twist to an old subject.
Mar 29 2016
The artists face the most extreme test of detail ever attempted; a veteran artist returns and sparks old rivalries.
Mar 22 2016
Some of the artists have a tough time working in teams of two for the Flash Challenge; a veteran artist schemes to take back control.
Mar 15 2016
Egos collide when the artists get their hands dirty in a team Flash Challenge; another veteran returns.
Mar 08 2016
The battle for $100,000 begins as new artists compete in the most intense Flash Challenge to date; the competition heats up when the first veteran artist returns seeking revenge.
Mar 01 2016

Season 6

16 Episodes

The three final artists tattoo live for $100,000; eliminated artists confront each other; a huge announcement.
Oct 13 2015
The last four artists fight for a spot in the finale, but must survive a tattoo marathon first; a twist is announced.
Oct 06 2015
Artists fight for a spot in the top four and must tattoo portraits of active military and their loved ones before they are separated for deployment.
Sep 29 2015
Artists are knocked off their game when professional football players call the shots; superfans get inked with permanent autographs.
Sep 22 2015
Artists and guests join forces; an artist must prove loyalty to Chris; artists are thrown off their game by painful throat tattoos.
Sep 15 2015
Religious tattoo virgins get their first ink--on their fingernails; tattooing famous works of art means the smallest errors result in failure.
Sep 08 2015
Artists have to paint their most valuable canvas yet; an artist's tricks raise suspicions; drawing skills are put to the test and judges lay the smack down.
Sep 01 2015
Artists paint with fire in the Flash Challenge; mounting pressure causes major mishaps; a romance between artists tests loyalties.
Aug 25 2015
Artists create mind-blowing masterpieces and experience some mind-boggling mistakes using an insane new tattoo style.
Aug 18 2015
In the most insane challenge yet, the artists must tattoo 4 on 1 to transform canvases into wild animals.
Aug 11 2015
Heads roll when artists must take on a legend in the elimination challenge.
Aug 04 2015
Naked models are used to create illusions; one artist gets a shot at revenge; and tattoos on challenging body parts cause panic amongst the competition.
Jul 28 2015
Teams adorn sarcophagi while an artist’s vicious skull picks for Egyptian tattoos angers the rest.
Jul 14 2015
It’s sink or swim when the artists team up to ink underwater ocean scenes on the back of canvas’ hands. Then, an outrageous head-to-head style sparks an explosive elimination.
Jul 07 2015
Oliver Peck’s mentor guest judges, delivering a smack down when the artists take on his specialty.
Jun 30 2015
Apprentice artists battle their masters in Season 6, which opens with a challenge judged blindly.
Jun 23 2015

Season 5

16 Episodes

The final three artists reveal their 35-hour back tattoos; all 18 rival artists return to spill details on rivalries and one artist becomes Ink Master.
Dec 16 2014
The last four artists battle it out with emotional outbursts, explosive fights, incredible tattoos and total fails.
Dec 09 2014
Artists battle for the top four spots; a top artist designs the tattoo that determines who stays and gets a shot at $100,000.
Dec 02 2014
Artists go head to head tattooing the same portrait on two family members. Some family members are left with jacked tattoos as the portrait subject overlooks.
Nov 25 2014
The opportunity to ink football player Deangelo Williams as he honors his mother who dies of breast cancer; a medical emergency after head tattoos sends a canvas over the edge.
Nov 18 2014
Josh causes a controversy that could get him kicked out of the competition for good. The Artists tattoo amputees where their limbs once were.
Nov 11 2014
Artists use blood for ink in the Flash Challenge, then go head to head against guest judge Tommy Montoya; Emily goes over the edge.
Nov 04 2014
Jason's anxiety could take him out after virgin canvases get their first tattoos.
Oct 28 2014
The artists must scrimshaw walrus penises and face their pickiest canvases to date; one artist loses their cool and another is eliminated.
Oct 21 2014
Artists must work in teams to take on Oliver's specialty and put one of their own on the chopping block.
Oct 14 2014
Artists must complete 12 hour gluteus maximus tattoos, but when they must finish each others' tattoos, Emily plays dirty. Also, one artist experiences a medical emergency.
Oct 07 2014
The artists must make art by sand blasting glass while trying to survive working in teams; when the artists tattoo head-to-head, rivalries explode; Emily makes a new enemy.
Sep 30 2014
Artists feel the pressure when they tattoo Nunez's specialty; one artist loses his cool, while the others move closer to $100,000.
Sep 23 2014
Josh ignites rivalries and sparks fly. Two Artists receive an advantage no one in the competition has ever had and their cutthroat strategy.
Sep 16 2014
Semi-nude models and a game changing twist; Josh is back with a vengeance and rivalries flare.
Sep 09 2014
The nation's top tattoo artists compete for a grand prize.
Sep 02 2014

Season 4

13 Episodes

Artists & Judges come face to face as the final three reveal their massive tattoos and America votes to help determine the next Ink Master.
May 20 2014
The Top 4 artists battle for finale spots in two challenges: inking breast-cancer survivors' scars; and covering up some of this season's worst mistakes. Then, a final twist is announced.
May 13 2014
Week 11: Proportion. Contestants must accurately sketch the Statue of Liberty from a yacht, and then tattoo it using only their sketch. In the elimination challenge, they must tattoo a traditional Japanese-style snake, but with a difficult twist.
May 06 2014
Week 10: Flexibility. With no flash challenge, the artists are paired up and must take turns tattooing one design on a canvas.
Apr 29 2014
Week 9: Detail. Contestants must engrave a custom grill for the flash challenge. Then they must tattoo a warrior in the elimination tattoo.
Apr 22 2014
Week 8: Negative Space. Artists use gunpowder to make art in The Flash Challenge; gory tattoos of demons.
Apr 15 2014
Week 7: Adaptability. The contestants must tattoo a word and an image together in the flash challenge. Then canvases seek cover-ups of tattoos they got for exes.
Apr 08 2014
Week 6: Contrast. Contestants must tattoo their canvas' personal beach in the flash challenge. Forced to work in pairs; a canvas passes out and one artist loses his marbles; a drastic decision.
Apr 01 2014
Week 5: Technical Precision. Superhero power tattoos in the flash challenge.
Mar 25 2014
Week 4: Placement. The artists go to work on naked canvases in the flash challenge.
Mar 18 2014
Week 3: Consistency. Bikini-clad twins get inked by the remaining 10 artists at once; an injury sends one artist to the emergency room.
Mar 11 2014
Bug Out 4x02
Week 2: Dimension. Poisonous scorpions, tarantulas and eyeballs are tattooed; one artist snaps and is determined to leave.
Mar 04 2014
A new crop of talented and cutthroat Artists learn they must first EARN an Ink Master shop by tattooing hundreds of canvases Convention Style.
Feb 25 2014

Season 3

13 Episodes

Oct 08 2013
Oct 01 2013
Military heroes are honored on the deck of the USS Intrepid. Then, the artists ink head tattoos, and Oliver has a meltdown.
Sep 24 2013
The artists take on eyelid tattoos, and Tatu Baby fights back when Joshua goes on the attack. Then, a portrait challenge sees one canvas get inked with an image of Dave.
Sep 17 2013
Sep 10 2013
Sep 03 2013
Tempers flare when artists get the chance to work on Dave; an unlikely artist wins the Flash Challenge; and multiple human canvasses are left with bad tattoos.
Aug 27 2013
A wild Flash Challenge features hot models and jungle animals. Then, the judges are sent reeling by the artists' Asian-style tattoos; and Jime gives Joshua a taste of his own medicine.
Aug 20 2013
The artists cover up scars before creating Day of the Dead tattoos, a Tatu Baby specialty.
Aug 13 2013
The artists are tasked with assembling tattoo machines from scratch and then using them on the human canvases. Meanwhile, the house turns on Joshua.
Aug 06 2013
Skimpy lingerie heats up the flash challenge, and a major twist awaits the artists as they fight to avoid elimination.
Jul 30 2013
The artists must give realistic tattoos of blood and organs; and a betrayal leads to hostility. NFL running back Chris Johnson is guest judge.
Jul 23 2013
The Season 3 opener finds the 16 competing tattoo artists in a prison, tasked with inking inmates. Among this season's competitors is Katherine "Tatu Baby" Flores, a Season 2 artist who was eliminated but voted back by viewers.
Jul 16 2013

Season 2

13 Episodes

Final Challenge: Complete a 24-hour tattoo in four six-hour sittings.
Dec 18 2012
Skill of the Week: All skills previously tested. Flash Challenge: None Elimination Challenge: Tattoo a design for a professional athlete.
Dec 18 2012
Skill of the Week: Precision Flash Challenge: Tattoo a mini-tattoo of the Jägermeister logo. Elimination Challenge: Tattoo a portrait design.
Dec 11 2012
Dave Navarro allows his personal guitars to be painted; a Human Canvas has digestive woes; and two artists go head-to-head with animal tattoos.
Dec 04 2012
The artists burn designs onto chaps and attempt to wow Núñez by using his style.
Nov 27 2012
The artists team up to work in pairs; Tatu Baby gets an advantage that irks the others. Freddy Negrete is guest judge.
Nov 20 2012
The remaining artists create "Star Wars" tattoos for super fans of the franchise; and the winner of the Flash Challenge receives a special surprise from George Lucas.
Nov 13 2012
Tattoos featuring pinup girls are created by the remaining artists, some of whom botch the challenge.
Nov 06 2012
Challenges inspired by Halloween include tattoos given in the inside of mouths; and requests by the human canvases for dismembered bodies and zombies. Also: One of the artists finds himself in the hospital and fighting for his life.
Oct 30 2012
A face-off leaves Sarah in tears and the artists are pushed to their limits when one canvas demands a tattoo on her private parts and another has a meltdown, which causes a fight in the loft. The NBA's Matt Barnes guest judges.
Oct 23 2012
A botched American flag and a backwards eagle tattoo cause veterans' patriotic tempers to flare and a third artist loses their shot at USD100,000 dollars and the title of Ink Master.
Oct 16 2012
A challenge involving semi-nude women makes for some steamy moments in the competition. Also: one artist faces a medical emergency; and NFL linebacker Terrell Suggs serves as guest judge.
Oct 09 2012
16 tattoo artists have a competition in a morgue to determine who's number one.
Oct 09 2012

Season 1

8 Episodes

Finale 1x08
Season 1 finale. A winner is named after the human canvasses allow the artists to tattoo whatever they want on their skin.
Mar 06 2012
Botched portrait tattoos are exhibited.
Feb 28 2012
Tattoos are forever and so are the mistakes! The artists are plagued with massive mistakes while tattooing pinups on their canvasses. A sixth artist is eliminated from the competition and the chance to win $100K.
Feb 21 2012
Game On 1x05
A colorful dispute between two artists unfolds, and a fifth contestant is eliminated.
Feb 14 2012
Photo-realism tattoos challenge one artist while another’s work goes up in flames, and a fourth contestant is eliminated.
Feb 07 2012
Naked women heat up the competition and another head tattoo sparks a fight between Al and Bili. A third artist is eliminated from the competition and the chance to win $100K
Jan 31 2012
A head tattoo becomes a medical emergency and tempers explode when Heather challenges the judges.
Jan 24 2012
Ten of the best tattoo artists on the planet tattoo Human Canvases in a series of extreme challenges. The first Artist is eliminated on the path to determining who will earn a $100,000 prize and the title of Ink Master.
Jan 17 2012