Black Ink Crew

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  • TV-14
  • 2013
  • 9 Seasons
  • 4.6  (465)

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. This reality series follows the adventures of the staff of a black-owned tattoo business. Like all reality shows, the drama presented for the cameras is both professional and personal. The crew works to create amazing designs for its customers, but they also deals with the ups and downs of doing business, which is never without conflict.

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Seasons
Battle of the Tattoo Titans
21. Battle of the Tattoo Titans
May 9, 2022
NY, Chicago and Compton come together to compete for the title of Black Ink's Tattoo Titan.
Show Up to Showdown
20. Show Up to Showdown
May 2, 2022
As the artists keep the Atlanta shop running, Rok and Krystal’s late arrival puts them in Ceaser’s crosshairs. Tatti proposes a new role for her future at Black Ink, while Bae wonders how her friends will receive her new boyfriend.
Black Ink Milwaukee
19. Black Ink Milwaukee
April 25, 2022
With Ceaser and the bosses in Milwaukee for Ted's grand opening, the Brooklyn crew plays hooky with an unexpected guest; Ceaser deals with a crisis in Atlanta that has the whole crew scrambling while Rok and Krystal go MIA.
Tooth or Consequences
18. Tooth or Consequences
April 18, 2022
Mama Bae is finally back in New York; Tatti hosts a male-free event at the shop while the guys take Bux out on the town; Ted invites the crew to a private screening of his movie premiere and reveals some shocking news.
Bae's Bae
17. Bae's Bae
April 11, 2022
Newly single Ceaser returns to New York on a mission to improve Black Ink, only to find his partners, Ted and Puma, are absent; Alex's equanimity might be failing as he seems to have it out for Ceaser.
Silicone Valley
16. Silicone Valley
March 28, 2022
In the fallout of the court's decision, Ceaser steps into another crisis when Suzette learns she's facing serious health issues; Spyder celebrates his good health news by hosting a COVID-safe party.
Black Is Beautiful
15. Black Is Beautiful
March 21, 2022
Ceaser and Puma plan a huge billboard photo shoot with the help of Sassy, but everything goes left; Ted gives Krystal an ultimatum; Rok has a family emergency; Ceaser gets some devastating news about his daughter.
Customer Service 101
14. Customer Service 101
March 14, 2022
Bae hears that her client from the tattoo competition had a bad experience with the Girls' Team. Meanwhile, Spyder gets some scary news, and Ted and Krystal start preparing for an upcoming music video.
Meet the Press
13. Meet the Press
February 27, 2022
Ceaser holds a press conference in an attempt to clear his name, but when Ted doesn't show up to stand by him, he seeks support from an unlikely place. Spyder and Rok get to the bottom of what's been causing problems between them.
Vax the Block
12. Vax the Block
February 21, 2022
The team is back from their Atlanta residency but quickly find out - what happens in Atlanta doesn't stay in Atlanta. Ceaser and the crew throw a block party to help stop the spread of Covid in the community by offering free tattoos for vaccines. Things at the shop get heated between Rok and Spyder when Rok feels pressured to protect his woman. Ceaser decides it's finally time to cut ties with Donna, for good.
Black Ink Crew Watch Party
11. Black Ink Crew Watch Party
February 13, 2022
We're celebrating Black Ink Crew's nearly decade long reign with an all-access watch party. Nothing is off-limits as Ceaser and his New York crew spill shop secrets and relive where their journey started: Day 1, Episode 1.
Bye Bye Atlanta!
10. Bye Bye Atlanta!
June 21, 2021
As the crew gets ready to return to New York, Ceaser plans a final party in Atlanta and stuns Suzette when he gets down on one knee. Walt goes to extreme lengths to prove his innocence. Quani pressures Puma to make a life-changing decision and Donna and Alex's relationship goes way left.
Ships and Honey Dips
9. Ships and Honey Dips
June 14, 2021
Alex struggles with quarantining and his relationship with Donna, Tatti heads to Long Island to check on her family, and Krystal performs at Ted's showcase.
It's Better When a Woman is in Charge
8. It's Better When a Woman is in Charge
June 7, 2021
Tired of the constant fighting over who the best tattoo artist is, Ceaser decides to have the Black Ink artists put their art where their mouth is by conducting the first Black Ink tattoo competition to crown the lead artist.
The Story of the Spyder and the Fish
7. The Story of the Spyder and the Fish
May 31, 2021
Tensions between Donna and the team come to a head when the Black Ink Bosses decide to bring the teams together for some team bonding in the woods. Then, Rok and Krystal decide the fate of their relationship and Bae gets some terrifying news.
Between a Rok and a Hard Place
6. Between a Rok and a Hard Place
May 24, 2021
Alex tattoos rapper Darnell Roy, Ceaser tries to find out what's behind his daughter's actions, Puma considers a permanent move to Atlanta, and Krystal and Rok's relationship is tested.
My Little Broke Friends
5. My Little Broke Friends
May 17, 2021
Ceaser reacts to serious allegations from his daughter, Puma's in-laws grill him about keeping the kids safe from COVID-19, and Donna insists on having her own booth in the Atlanta shop.
Mile High Ink
4. Mile High Ink
May 10, 2021
Bae is officially back at the Brooklyn shop. Ceaser decides to relocate the entire crew to Atlanta but Puma's nerves get the best of him when someone tests positive for COVID.
Foot in That Sauce
3. Foot in That Sauce
May 3, 2021
Walt comes clean to Jess, Krystal and Rok go public with their relationship, Donna throws a CBD dinner party, Bae considers what's next, and Black Ink holds a coat drive.
New Levels, New Devils
2. New Levels, New Devils
April 26, 2021
Ceaser and Ted confront Walt about the break-in at the 125th shop, Puma takes care of his mental health, and Bae is uncertain about her future at the shop.
Black In Business
1. Black In Business
April 19, 2021
After the New York city shutdown, Covid and the loss of his first Black Ink shop, Ceaser has a new lease on life and is determined to get the crew back together. Donna, Tatti and Alex aren't convinced that things at the shop have changed.
Description

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.

This reality series follows the adventures of the staff of a black-owned tattoo business. Like all reality shows, the drama presented for the cameras is both professional and personal. The crew works to create amazing designs for its customers, but they also deals with the ups and downs of doing business, which is never without conflict.

Black Ink Crew is a series that is currently running and has 9 seasons (179 episodes). The series first aired on January 7, 2013.

Where to Watch Black Ink Crew

Black Ink Crew is available for streaming on the VH1 website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Black Ink Crew on demand at Apple TV+, Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, Vudu, FuboTV, Microsoft Movies & TV, Sling, Google Play, Apple TV and Philo.

  • Premiere Date
    January 7, 2013
  • IMDB Rating
    4.6  (465)