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Ink master is a reality television series that broadcasts on spike. This television show was produced by many outstanding producers such as Charlie Corwin, Jay Peterson, Andrea Ritcher, and Allan Title. This show consists of ten different tattoo artists that are competing against each other to become the only one remaining. Therefore earning the title of Ink master, as well as winning a 100,000 dollars. Ink master is an elimination competition that is hosted as well as judged by Dave Navarro, who is also the guitarist for the famous James Addiction. This show also consists of other judges like Chris Nunez from Miami ink, and Oliver Peck a well know and successful tattoo artist.

Each of the episodes start off with what is called the flash challenge. With the flash challenge the task is fairly simple and does not really involve actual tattooing, but skills that are needed to be a tattoo artist. Usually theses skills are needed for the elimination round. The winner of the flash challenge gets to pick out who they want for their human canvas in the elimination round, while the other contestants get there human canvas through a random draw.

During the elimination round each contestant is allowed to meet with their human canvas the day before they begin tattooing, to find out what exactly each particular canvas wants. Than they are given a set amount of time to complete the tattoo to the best of their abilities. Once time has been reached the judges go through the tattoos and point out the good and bad of each tattoo in front of all the contestants. Also, they choose which tattoos are the absolute worst and that artist then gets eliminated.

This reality series takes all the aspects of tattooing and apply them to each and every challenge in order to sift through and find the best artist there. You will see just what these artists have to endure in order to complete amazing work as well as become the next Ink Master.

Tuesday 10:00 PM et/pt on Spike TV
10 Seasons, 145 Episodes
January 17, 2012
Family, Reality
7.4/10
Cast: Dave Navarro, Chris Nunez, Oliver Peck
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Ink Master Full Episode Guide

  • With a spot in the final three on the line, the Artists push themselves to the limit in a grueling tattoo Challenge. The Masters must also fight to gain their own advantage for the finale.

  • 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.

  • The stakes are higher than ever when the Artists must match the designs of their Coaches. In a freehand Face Off, one Artist falls out of the Competition for good. The battle wages on for $100K and the title of Ink Master.

  • The heat of the Competition is higher than ever when the Artists are tested in composition using melted wax. The battle wages on for $100K and the title of Ink Master.

  • The smaller the tattoo, that harder the coaches may fall in a micro Masters Face Off. In the Elimination Tattoo, one artist takes a blow to the chest and is sent packing.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • The coaches must lead by example when they're forced to tattoo the under chin in a Master's Face off. The Artists' adaptability is tested with undead tattoos.

  • 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.

  • The coaches step in during a team flash challenge; the artists' ingenuity is tested with mash-up tattoos.

  • The Ink Masters face off to ensure the survival of their teams. Proportion skills are put to the test when the Artists must tattoo Greek Deities.

  • The competition is fierce and the Masters coach their team in the season's first flash challenge, which tests fundamentals; some artists find their way in the elimination tattoo, but one hits a dead end and is sent packing.

  • Three of the most skilled Ink Masters return for a new challenge, but instead of battling alone, they'll coach teams of the nation's top tattoo artists.

  • The final three shops battle it out for the first Master Shop title.

  • The top four shops battle it out in a tattoo marathon for the three spots in the live finale.

  • With the field down to only five shops, the fight for the first title of Master Shop intensifies; in a deity elimination, some shops aim for a high bar while one shop gets sent packing.

  • 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.

  • A painful elimination tattoo has the artists in the pits, and a massive twist sends them reeling.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • One of the competition's most infamous veterans returns to shake up the game.

  • Shops crumble as the tension between teammates intensifies.

  • Some shops lose their composure as they butt heads during a grueling elimination tattoo.

  • The competition gets even tougher when the artists are tested on technical application with individual tattoos; two veteran artists return.

  • A fiery veteran artist returns, taking the competition by storm; a difficult Flash Challenge exposes weaknesses in the shops.

  • A massive twist shakes up the competition and a painstaking Flash Challenge puts relationships to the test.

  • Tattooing is a team sport as artists from nine of America's best shops arrive ready to battle it out for a $200,000 prize and the first ever title of Master Shop.

  • This season of Ink Master reaches new heights as tattoo shops from across the country go to war. As 19 shops enter the competition, in the end only one will be left standing, winning the title of 'Master Shop' and $200,000.

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Ink Master Video Clips & Extras

Behind the Scenes w/ the Finalists | Ink Master: Shop Wars (Season 9) Clip (03:03) Old Town Ink Named Master Shop! | Ink Master: Shop Wars (Season 9) Clip (01:05)