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This reality series follows the day-to-day operations of a tattoo parlor in the Harlem neighborhood of New York City. The crew's interactions with colorful customers and their own dysfunctional relationships provide the drama. The series airs on the VH1 cable network.

Wednesday 9:00 PM et/pt on VH1
7 Seasons, 123 Episodes
January 7, 2013
Cast: Ashley Nicole Bermudez, Ceaser Emanuel, Dutchess Lattimore, Kevin Laroy
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Black Ink Crew Full Episode Guide

  • For the first time ever, the cast of NY and Chicago team up for a holiday party that only Black Ink can throw. Part musical special, part tattoo battle and part clip show, this is a collective gift from our cast to our audience.

  • Bae’s wedding is in flux after a family emergency. Ceaser melts down over his father-of-the-bride duties. Ted and Tati take a big step in their relationship and Sky’s unexpected arrival throws the wedding into chaos.

  • The crew heads to Westchester for Bae's bougie wedding weekend. Tati attempts to make amends with Ted. Sky opens her boutique in Miami. And Bae’s rehearsal dinner turns into chaos when Donna and Alex show up.

  • Ceaser makes a bold move when he finds out that Sky betrayed him. Donna and her twin sister feud over Alex. Melody makes a shocking announcement. And Bae's mom put pressure on Bae to get married before she leaves in two weeks.

  • Ceaser freaks out when Sky tells him she wants to open a shop in Miami. Jadah gets revenge on Ted after finding out that he's officially dating Tati. And Lalo breaks up with Melody.

  • Sky grows concerned after Des drops a bomb about his life in Texas. Melody and Lalo's relationship is on the rocks. Donna attempts to apologize to Ceaser and Kitty gets fired up when a woman comes for her job.

  • Sky finds out some big news about her son Des. Tokie tries to work through issues from her past, and Donna gives Ceaser an ultimatum. Rob struggles to deal with Bae’s mom living in their home. An unexpected guest pops up to 113th, to Sky’s surprise.

  • The crew heads to New Jersey for a weekend of team-building exercises. Jadah breaks down after a traumatic event. Bae invites her mom to stay with them causing Rob to freak out. And Tokie spirals after receiving a phone call from someone in her past.

  • To get back in Ceaser's good graces, Bae hires a new receptionist. Cheyenne calls Ceaser out for being an absentee parent. Jadah attacks her replacement, and Alex blows up when he hears that Donna reconnected with her ex.

  • Ceaser fumes after learning that an employee was a mole. Bae lets Ceaser's enemies take over the 113th shop. Alex's father faces major surgery. And Ceaser comes face to face with former best friend turned rival, O'S**t.

  • Ceaser loses it when he discovers the New Orleans shop is completely trashed just before opening day. Donna seeks revenge on Ted for Jadah's firing. And a pool party turns into a full out brawl.

  • Tensions blow up when Jadah arrives at the house in New Orleans. Walt confronts Ceaser about calling him a drunk. Black Ink NOLA's grand opening party goes south when Sky lunges at the bartender and the cops are called.

  • Donna catches Alex in a compromising position. Sky's son drops shocking news. Melody's estranged family leaves her heartbroken. And heads roll after a disastrous opening night party.

  • In the Season 7 premiere, Ceaser expands his Black Ink Empire by opening up a shop in New Orleans. Rapper Desiigner stops by the shop for a tattoo. Bae goes into premature labor and Ceaser loses it when the crew decides to party in the Big Easy instead of helping to set up the shop.

  • Whether she's popping off at coworkers or designing her new body, Sky has made a name for herself as one of the fieriest and realest members of Black Ink Crew.

  • The crew continues to turn up on South Beach. Alex is rushed to the emergency room after he collapses on the beach. Jadah and Tati come to blows. Ceaser throws a Scarfaced-themed party to impress a girl.

  • Ceaser and the crew crash Sky's vacation in Miami. Kitty launches an attack on Ceaser. Alex reveals his true feelings to Donna and an unexpected guest shows up seeking revenge.

  • Donna's relationship is on the rocks after a scandalous video goes viral, Walt puts on a photography exhibition, and Ceaser's apartment is invaded by his daughter and her friends.

  • Sky pops the question to Eliot. Donna is caught trying to steal Mel's client, but O'S**t commits the ultimate betrayal when he seeks a job with Ceaser's biggest enemy. A woman claims Black Ink gave her an infected tattoo.

  • The crew decides to secretly perform a paternity test on O'S**t's new baby. Ted and Sky go on a date that has a surprising outcome. Donna campaigns to be Bae's doula. Walt works hard to get his kids back home.

  • O'S**t attempts to bring the mothers of his children together, Sky decides she's ready to have a baby, and Walt hits rock bottom.

  • Donna undergoes emergency surgery, Sky seeks spiritual guidance, and Walt lashes out at a launch party for Teddy's sneaker.

  • The crew turns up at Bae's bachelorette party. Sky spreads a rumor about Jadah. Donna is in hot water after Alex posts a scandalous video. Sky attempts to repair her relationship with the son she gave up for adoption 15 years ago.

  • Melody meets her father's estranged family for the first time while the rest of crew heads to the slopes. Ceaser plans some grand romantic gestures for Kitty. Sky loses her cool when Teddy hooks up with a fellow Black Ink employee.

  • O'S**t rushes to Atlanta for the birth of his fourth child. Sky freaks out when Ceaser contacts her son, Genesis. Bae wants a shotgun wedding, but Rob has other plans. And Ceaser has an emotional meeting with Sky's son.

  • The crew calls Sky out for her behavior in Korea. Nikki drops a bomb on O'Sh**t. Bae is shocked by Rob's reaction to the news that she's pregnant. And Ceaser and Kitty rekindle their romance, while Jadah attempts to play matchmaker for Walt.

  • Bae continues the search in Korea for her missing mom while struggling to deal with her pregnancy. O'Sh*t clashes with Alex over a client. And Sky becomes unhinged as she begins to question Bae's past.

  • The crew heads to Korea to find Bae's missing mom. Sky goes on the attack after hearing a rumor about Ted and Kitty. Bae fears the worst when the search for her mom hits a dead end. And Donna is shocked by the results of a pregnancy test.

  • The new manager-in-training criticizes Donna; the crew tries to get Melody to come back to the shop; Sky gets emotional over her tense relationship with her son, Genesis; Walt flips out after Jadah makes him look like a fool.

  • Ceaser rushes to NYC to bail out Alex, while Walt finally scores a date with Jadah. A tattooathon turns ugly when a new manager-in-training crosses the line. The crew is shocked when an OG Black Ink artist returns to the shop.

  • Ceaser braces for a fight after the community threatens to shut down the shop. Donna seeks revenge on her ex-roommate. Bae worries for her mom's safety after she receives death threats from her father.

  • Sky loses her cool when Ceaser puts her in charge of 113. Kevin musters the courage to come out to his homophobic father. After an STD scare, Ceaser is forced to break up with his side chicks. Donna’s ex-roommate trashes her on the local news.

  • When $10,000 is stolen from the shop, Ceaser tasks Sky to find the culprit. Bae freaks out when Rob wants to take their relationship to the next level. And Melody has a break down when Donna publicly attacks her artistry and questions her character.

  • Ceaser receives alarming news from his doctor and resolves to change his ways. Melody is shocked by Lalo's solution to their financial issues. And Sky heads to Texas to reunite with the children she gave up for adoption 15 years ago.

  • Teddy's brother faces life in prison; Sky makes a life-changing phone call; Melody receives a letter from the IRS; a brawl breaks out at Black Ink.

  • In the Season 6 premiere, the 113th shop is in shambles when a newly-single Ceaser becomes more interested in chasing women than the parlor. Also: Donna receives a threatening phone call; Black Ink Atlanta's anniversary party turns into chaos.

  • A behind-the-scenes wrap up of the crazy trips the New York and Chicago crews have taken - from down the block to around the world.

  • A peek behind the scenes of the Black Ink Crew's best (and worst!) relationships.

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Black Ink Crew Video Clips & Extras

Black Ink vs. 9MAG Tattoo Showdown | Black Ink Crew + Black Ink Crew: Chicago Clip (03:55) Donna & Alex Talk w/ O’S**t About Ceaser | Black Ink Crew Clip (03:08) Sky Is Pissed That Everyone Missed Her Opening ‘Sneak Peek’ | Black Ink Crew Clip (02:10) Ceaser & Sky Make Amends | Black Ink Crew Clip (03:17) A Very Black Ink Crewsmas Holiday Exxxtravaganza ‘Sneak Peek’ | Black Ink Crew Clip (03:23) Ryan & Charmaine Set the Record Straight on Kat | Black Ink Crew + Black Ink Crew: Chicago Clip (01:43)