Black Ink Crew

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  • TV-14
  • 2013
  • 10 Seasons
  • 5.2  (515)

Black Ink Crew is a reality television show on VH1 that premiered in 2013. The show follows the daily lives of the employees at the Black Ink tattoo shop in New York City. The shop is owned and operated by Ceaser Emanuel, a well-known tattoo artist, and businessman, who is joined by his partner Dutchess Lattimore, and their close friend Ashley Nicole Bermudez. The show has gained a huge following due to its unique blend of entertainment, drama, and art.

The show's primary focus is on the lives, loves, and struggles of the shop employees as they navigate their personal and professional lives. Ceaser is the owner and CEO of Black Ink and is often seen dealing with the day-to-day operations of running a tattoo shop. He is a talented artist and is known for his intricate and detailed designs. He is also a ladies' man and is often seen dating and partying.

Dutchess Lattimore is Ceaser's partner, girlfriend, and fellow tattoo artist. She is a talented artist known for her portraits and realistic tattoos. She is also an aspiring fashion designer and is often seen working on her clothing line. Dutchess is the voice of reason in the shop and often tries to keep the peace between the other employees.

Ashley Nicole Bermudez is a piercer and tattoo artist who joins the cast in later seasons. She is known for her bubbly personality and infectious energy. She brings a youthful energy to the shop and often gets involved in the drama between the other employees.

The other members of the Black Ink family include Teddy Ruks, a tattoo artist and former gang member, Sky Days, the receptionist, and Quani, the owner of the neighboring hair salon. The show also features appearances from other tattoo artists, celebrities, and clients of the shop.

Aside from the personal drama between the cast members, the show also focuses on the artistic side of tattooing. Each episode features the shop's artists creating new and unique tattoo designs for their clients. The artists discuss their creative processes, as well as the challenges and rewards of the tattooing profession.

As the seasons progress, the show's focus shifts to the relationships between the cast members. There are numerous romantic relationships and love triangles on the show, as well as friendships that are tested by drama and conflict. The show has been praised for its candid portrayal of the ups and downs of friendship and relationships.

Black Ink Crew is an entertaining and addictive reality show that mixes drama, art, and personal relationships. It is a must-watch for anyone interested in the world of tattoos or reality television. The show's popularity has spawned numerous spin-offs and specials, including Black Ink Crew: Chicago, Black Ink Crew: New Orleans, and Black Ink Crew: Compton.

Black Ink Crew is a series that is currently running and has 10 seasons (201 episodes). The series first aired on January 7, 2013.

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The New Black Ink Harlem
21. The New Black Ink Harlem
July 31, 2023
Alex decides to make a big move in his personal life. The remaining artists receive some surprising news. Ted and Puma's grand plans to open a new shop face some last-minute hurdles. Unexpected guests threaten to bring everyone's world crashing down.
The Mean Girls Club
20. The Mean Girls Club
July 24, 2023
While in Atlanta, Puma and Ted test the team's chemistry during a pop-up event at Miya Bailey's shop; not everyone makes it back to New York; Rok and Krystal are ready to take that final step, but need their mothers' blessings first.
Black Ink: I Do's and I Don'ts
19. Black Ink: I Do's and I Don'ts
July 17, 2023
Puma and Ted take the new artists to Atlanta for an elimination challenge at Miya Bailey's tattoo shop.
Peace, Love and Hair Grease
18. Peace, Love and Hair Grease
July 10, 2023
Puma brings the hammer down on Ink Dreamy for his behavior toward the women in the group.
Another Last Supper
17. Another Last Supper
July 3, 2023
A premeditated move by Made Rich has reverberating consequences for the rest of the housemates; with accusations flying in the house, Ted and Puma call a dinner to clear the tension in the air.
The Art of Revenge
16. The Art of Revenge
June 26, 2023
Ted deals with the fallout from a disastrous mansion party; recording artist Rowdy Rebel gets inked; feeling disrespected, Made Rich plots his revenge on the OGs in a way that has them seeing red.
Su Casa Es Mi Casa
15. Su Casa Es Mi Casa
June 19, 2023
Alex proposes that the OGs get to know the newbies a little better by paying them a house call; Puma puts the new artists to the test in a New York-themed tattoo competition; Krystal's temper flares when she catches Rok in a com.
Tederal Issues
14. Tederal Issues
June 5, 2023
Puma and Ted evaluate which artists from the mixer may be moving forward; Alex and Nychelle's situationship hits a rough patch; Ted gets some upsetting news concerning his past legal issues.
BIC: The New Class
13. BIC: The New Class
May 29, 2023
Puma and Ted are ready to move full steam ahead with their plans for the next generation of Black Ink Crew; Krystal takes the next steps in moving on from Rok; Tatti has some shocking news to share.
Quit While You're a Ted
12. Quit While You're a Ted
May 22, 2023
Puma tries to pick up the pieces after his pitch dinner goes off the rails; Krystal and Rok's tattoo shop is doing great, but not everything in their world is picture perfect.
Six Weeks Later
11. Six Weeks Later
May 15, 2023
The fate of the Black Ink movement is in doubt as Puma works to bring the crew back together; Puma sends out a cryptic text, forcing the OGs to make the biggest decision of their lives.
What Happens Now?
10. What Happens Now?
December 20, 2022
While Ted and Puma address the fallout from Orlando, Tatti starts her new life post Black Ink; Bae attempts to make amends with Krystal as Rok decides whether he's more loyal to Krystal or Black Ink.
Later Gator
9. Later Gator
December 13, 2022
The crew is left in disarray after the bar fight. Ceaser and the bosses wonder what this means for the future of Black Ink, while Rok and Krystal's plans to open a Black Ink New Jersey come to a screeching halt. Ceaser makes a tough decision that could alter the future of Black Ink forever.
Florida Man
8. Florida Man
December 6, 2022
A reality series that tracks the lives, loves and rivalries of staffers at a Harlem tattoo parlor.
So Much for a Mental Health Day
7. So Much for a Mental Health Day
November 29, 2022
Chaos ensues when the 125th artists merge with the Brooklyn shop; a startling revelation about Rok causes Ted and Puma to panic; Bux makes the situation with Spyder worse; Ceaser announces an out-of-town trip and Tatti goes MIA.
Black Ink & Harlem Are Like PB&J
6. Black Ink & Harlem Are Like PB&J
November 22, 2022
Ceaser is forced to make a hard decision about 125th; Bux gets an unexpected visitor at the shop that rocks his world and his friendship; Alex holds auditions for his OnlyFans and is blown away by their talents.
Guess Who's Coming To Black Ink?
5. Guess Who's Coming To Black Ink?
November 15, 2022
Change is in the air at Black Ink as Ceaser introduces some new blood to the crew. Rok and Krystal consider their future at Black Ink as Bux opens up to bring awareness to others with his lifelong battle. Quani continues on her self-improvement journey, while Ted deals with an unexpected loss.
The Last Supper
4. The Last Supper
November 8, 2022
Ceaser makes a public announcement about changes at the shop that could have a chilling effect on Rok and Krystal. Tatti gets a cold lesson in humility from Bae while deciding to take some personal matters into her own hands. Krystal takes a stand that could have lasting implications for Rok. The Black Ink employees are thrown for a loop when Ceaser makes a surprising decision.
I Will Be Your Rok
3. I Will Be Your Rok
November 1, 2022
Spyder worries that his first pop-up shop will be a flop as Tatti looks to Krystal and Bae for advice on a special assignment. The Black Ink Bosses finally reunite after their heated confrontation. Krystal is caught off guard when Rok decides to take their relationship to the next level.
Houston, We Have a Problem
2. Houston, We Have a Problem
October 25, 2022
After Ceaser's talk with Ted and Puma, it's time for him to take on the other problem child. While Puma continues to handle things at home, Quani tries to find her independence and herself. Newly single, Alex, exposes a whole new side of himself. While the bosses are away, the crew competes in a tattoo competition to see who the top earner in the shop is.
Ten Years In The Making
1. Ten Years In The Making
October 18, 2022
The crew celebrates 10 years of Black Ink. At the Black Ink graduation ceremony, Ceaser realizes not everyone deserves to be head of the class. Ted prepares to see his brother for the first time in years. Puma deals with a stressful family issue.
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 Channels, Amazon Prime, Netflix, Amazon, Vudu, Google Play, Apple TV, Pluto TV and Philo.
  • Premiere Date
    January 7, 2013
  • IMDB Rating
    5.2  (515)