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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.

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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.

TV Show Information

Year of Release: 2012
Country: us
Last Updated: Thursday 20 September, 2018
Minutes per Episode: 42
Genre: reality
Rating: 7,4/10
Season(s): 6
Network: Paramount Network
TV Show Status: returning series
Releasing Episodes: Tuesday on 22:00
Likes: 380

Episode Overview

Season: 6
Episode: 1 - Meet Your Maker
Released: 24 June 2015
Description: Apprentice artists battle their masters in Season 6, which opens with a challenge judged blindly.
Episode: 10 - Hell on Wheels
Released: 02 September 2015
Description: 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.
Episode: 11 - Hail Mani
Released: 09 September 2015
Description: Religious tattoo virgins get their first ink--on their fingernails; tattooing famous works of art means the smallest errors result in failure.
Episode: 12 - Slitting Throats
Released: 16 September 2015
Description: Artists and guests join forces; an artist must prove loyalty to Chris; artists are thrown off their game by painful throat tattoos.
Episode: 13 - Player's Choice
Released: 23 September 2015
Description: Artists are knocked off their game when professional football players call the shots; superfans get inked with permanent autographs.
Episode: 14 - Active Duty
Released: 30 September 2015
Description: 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.
Episode: 15 - Go Big or Go Home
Released: 07 October 2015
Description: The last four artists fight for a spot in the finale, but must survive a tattoo marathon first; a twist is announced.
Episode: 16 - Master vs. Apprentice Live
Released: 14 October 2015
Description: The three final artists tattoo live for $100,000; eliminated artists confront each other; a huge announcement.
Episode: 2 - Fight or Flight
Released: 01 July 2015
Description: Oliver Peck’s mentor guest judges, delivering a smack down when the artists take on his specialty.
Episode: 4 - Tut for Tat
Released: 15 July 2015
Description: Teams adorn sarcophagi while an artist’s vicious skull picks for Egyptian tattoos angers the rest.
Episode: 5 - Problem Parts
Released: 29 July 2015
Description: 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.
Episode: 6 - Firing Lines
Released: 05 August 2015
Description: Heads roll when artists must take on a legend in the elimination challenge.
Episode: 7 - Predator/Prey
Released: 12 August 2015
Description: In the most insane challenge yet, the artists must tattoo 4 on 1 to transform canvases into wild animals.
Episode: 8 - Composed and Exposed
Released: 19 August 2015
Description: Artists create mind-blowing masterpieces and experience some mind-boggling mistakes using an insane new tattoo style.
Episode: 9 - Like a Moth to the Flame
Released: 26 August 2015
Description: Artists paint with fire in the Flash Challenge; mounting pressure causes major mishaps; a romance between artists tests loyalties.
Season: 7
Episode: 13 - Revenge Live
Released: 25 May 2016
Description: 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.
Season: 8
Episode: 10 - Like Sand Through the Hour Glass
Released: 26 October 2016
Description: It’s all in the details when the artists must create powerful designs for Dodge Chargers.
Episode: 11 - Duck and Cover Up
Released: 02 November 2016
Description: One artist cracks after a difficult Flash Challenge in which the artists try to rework tramp stamps.
Episode: 12 - Road to the Finale
Released: 09 November 2016
Description: Dave digs deeper into the lives and strategies of the final 6 artists from Team Peck and Team Nuñez.
Episode: 13 - Heavy Lifting
Released: 16 November 2016
Description: The artists must carry their own weight in a team Flash Challenge, leading to an unexpected win.
Episode: 14 - Bio-Mechanical Failure
Released: 23 November 2016
Description: Stakes are at a competition-high when the artists must work in teams to transform canvases into cyborgs.
Episode: 15 - No One Is Safe
Released: 30 November 2016
Description: The battle comes to a head as the top four artists must endure a grueling tattoo marathon.
Episode: 16 - Peck vs. Nunez Live
Released: 07 December 2016
Description: 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.
Episode: 2 - The Game Begins
Released: 31 August 2016
Description: In the first Flash Challenge, Team Peck and Team Nuñez must work together in an intense tattoo challenge.
Episode: 3 - Ruffled Feathers
Released: 07 September 2016
Description: Team Nuñez seeks revenge in the next Flash Challenge and an artist betrays Team Peck in their first Elimination Tattoo.
Episode: 4 - Put On Your Armor
Released: 14 September 2016
Description: No artist is safe when both Team Peck and Team Nuñez must transform canvases into warriors.
Episode: 5 - Sparks Fly
Released: 21 September 2016
Description: 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.
Episode: 6 - Sticky Situation
Released: 28 September 2016
Description: 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.
Episode: 7 - New School, Old Scars
Released: 05 October 2016
Description: The artists tatoo former smokers who have been scarred for life and the artists on Team Nuñez fight for spots in their top five.
Episode: 8 - Bent Out of Shape
Released: 12 October 2016
Description: The battle for the skull pick heats up in the Flash Challenge when artists must manipulate metal.
Episode: 9 - Head Games
Released: 19 October 2016
Description: No one is safe when the artists must use adaptability to tattoo an excruciatingly painful spot: the head.
Season: 9
Episode: 1 - Fire & Ice
Released: 07 June 2017
Description: 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.
Episode: 10 - Drill Baby, Drill
Released: 16 August 2017
Description: 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.
Episode: 11 - Grim Inker
Released: 23 August 2017
Description: 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.
Episode: 12 - Pit Fall
Released: 30 August 2017
Description: A painful elimination tattoo has the artists in the pits, and a massive twist sends them reeling.
Episode: 13 - Sell Out
Released: 06 September 2017
Description: 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.
Episode: 14 - Casting the First Stone
Released: 13 September 2017
Description:
Episode: 15 - Marathon to the Finale
Released: 20 September 2017
Description: The final four shops compete in a two-part tattoo marathon that will determine who goes to the live finale.
Episode: 16 - Shop Wars Finale
Released: 27 September 2017
Description: The final three shops battle it out for $200k and the first ever title of Master Shop.
Episode: 2 - Crossing the Line
Released: 14 June 2017
Description: A massive twist shakes up the competition and a painstaking Flash Challenge puts relationships to the test.
Episode: 3 - Unnatural Disasters
Released: 21 June 2017
Description: A fiery veteran artist returns, taking the competition by storm; a difficult Flash Challenge exposes weaknesses in the shops.
Episode: 4 - Lend Me Your Ear
Released: 28 June 2017
Description: The competition gets even tougher when the artists are tested on technical application with individual tattoos; two veteran artists return.
Episode: 5 - War and Ink
Released: 12 July 2017
Description: Some shops lose their composure as they butt heads during a grueling elimination tattoo.
Episode: 6 - Get the Flock Outta Here
Released: 19 July 2017
Description: Shops crumble as the tension between teammates intensifies.
Episode: 7 - On the Bubble
Released: 26 July 2017
Description: One of the competition's most infamous veterans returns to shake up the game.
Episode: 8 - Masterpiece Mayhem
Released: 02 August 2017
Description: 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.
Episode: 9 - Pin-Up Panic Attack
Released: 09 August 2017
Description: 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.
Season: 10
Episode: 1 - Pick Your Side
Released: 10 January 2018
Description: Three of the most skilled Ink Masters return for a new challenge, but instead of battling alone they’ll coach teams of the top tattoo artists nationwide. The epic battle for $100K and the title of Ink Master begins.
Episode: 10 - Some Assembly Required
Released: 14 March 2018
Description: Teamwork is the name of the game in a series of Tag Team Tattoo Challenges. A massive twist forces one Team's Artists to turn on their own.
Episode: 12 - Total Meltdown
Released: 28 March 2018
Description: The heat of the competition is higher than ever when the artists test composition using melted wax.
Episode: 13 - Monkey See, Monkey Do
Released: 04 April 2018
Description: The stakes are higher than ever when the artists match the designs of their coaches. In a freehand face off, one artist falls out of the competition for good.
Episode: 14 - No Stain, No Gain
Released: 11 April 2018
Description: One Team leaves their mark on a wood staining Flash Challenge testing contrast, and one Artist packs their machine and leaves the Competition for good. The battle continues on for $100K and the title of Ink Master.
Episode: 15 - Final Exam
Released: 18 April 2018
Description: With a spot in the final three on the line, the Artists push themselves to the limit in a grueling tattoo Challenge.
Episode: 16 - Return of the Masters Finale
Released: 25 April 2018
Description: The top 3 Artists reveal their 24-hour battle royale chest tattoos. The battle moves off the chest and onto the stage as the eliminated Artists return to confront each other for the first time since the Competition. One Artist and one Master each win $100K.
Episode: 2 - Fill’er Up
Released: 17 January 2018
Description: The Competition is fierce and the Masters must coach their team in season 10’s first Flash Challenge, testing fundamentals. Some artists find their way in the Elimination Tattoo, but one hits a dead end and is sent packing.
Episode: 3 - Divine Proportion
Released: 24 January 2018
Description: The Masters face off to ensure the survival of their team. Proportion skills are put to the test when the artists tattoo Greek deities.
Episode: 4 - Step It Up
Released: 31 January 2018
Description: The coaches step in during a team flash challenge. The artists' ingenuity is tested with mash-up tattoos.
Episode: 5 - Ink On the Dotted Line
Released: 07 February 2018
Description: Precision skills are put to the test when the artists must create masterpieces with hole punches. One of the coaches may put his own skin on the line.
Episode: 6 - Chin Up
Released: 14 February 2018
Description: The coaches must lead by example when they're forced to tattoo the under chin in a Master's Faceoff. The artists' adaptability is tested with undead tattoos.
Episode: 7 - Eye Of The Tiger
Released: 21 February 2018
Description: Team dynamics are put to the test when a tag-team challenge shakes the competition to its core. The Coaches must make a difficult decision as the battle continues for 100K and the title of Ink Master.
Episode: 8 - Pane in the Glass
Released: 28 February 2018
Description: Teamwork is essential in a glass painting Flash Challenge testing dimension; artists create stone tattoos in the Elimination Tattoo and one cracks under the pressure; the rest keep fighting for $100,000 and the title.
Episode: 9 - Ink Raider
Released: 07 March 2018
Description: The devil is in the details when the artists must tattoo intricate Technicolor hot-air balloons. The battle is heating up for 100K and the title of Ink Master.
Season: 11
Episode: 1 - Opening Shots
Released: 29 August 2018
Description: This season brings back bad blood with teams coached by Christian Buckingham & Cleen Rock One to finally settle the score. The epic battle begins for 100K and the title of Ink Master.
Episode: 2 - Not on My Watch
Released: 05 September 2018
Description: The battle is just beginning as Team Christian and Team Cleen face the fundamental facts of their first Flash Challenge. The Elimination Tattoo is a clock, but time is not on the artists’ side.
Episode: 3 - Right on Target
Released: 12 September 2018
Description: The teams fall apart and one artist falls down for good as the grudge match continues for $100K and the title of Ink Master.

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