Ink Master

Ink Master

  • TV-14
  • 2012
  • 13 Seasons
  • 7.4  (3,180)

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.

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Seasons
Race to the Finish
15. Race to the Finish
April 14, 2020
A 13-hour tattoo marathon kicks off the finale.
Compose Yourself
14. Compose Yourself
April 7, 2020
The Turf War heats up as the artists are tested on composition; with a meticulous elimination tattoo, some artists spread their wings to take flight while some never get off the ground.
There Can Only Be One
13. There Can Only Be One
March 31, 2020
The artists fight for survival in an "Ink Master" staple: portraits; a shocking skull pick threatens the team dynamic; one artist shows precisely who they're looking out for.
Last Draw
12. Last Draw
March 24, 2020
Pressure grows as the Turf War ranks run thin, and the Artists' versatility is put to the test. Meanwhile, an alliance strategy backfires, putting an unexpected frontrunner on the chopping block.
From Toast to Toast
11. From Toast to Toast
March 17, 2020
The Artists' shading skills are tested in a monumentally hard Elimination Tattoo.
Every Artist for Themselves
10. Every Artist for Themselves
March 10, 2020
The artists are thrown a curveball and must prove they are strong enough to battle in the Turf War -- even when no one is at their side.
Artistry on the Line
9. Artistry on the Line
March 3, 2020
The artists must strategically cross enemy lines during the Turf War in order to get closer to the $100K prize and the title of Ink Master. The teams are tested in artistry with an Ink Master favorite: pin-ups.
Sugar Rush
8. Sugar Rush
February 25, 2020
The artists are hungrier than ever when they tattoo full color, new-school food tattoos. One artist bites off more than they can chew.
Head Spin
7. Head Spin
February 18, 2020
A Team Challenge takes the artists for a spin leaving them dizzied and out of control.
Off the Chain
6. Off the Chain
February 11, 2020
The Turf War is more intense than ever before and to survive the Artists must fight for every possible advantage and ally; cross-team alliance takes shape, and a glowing elimination challenge leaves one team burned.
Out of Your Element
5. Out of Your Element
February 4, 2020
Just as the Teams think they've figured out the Turf War, a shocking twist lights the competition ablaze and burns it down to its very core.
Battle Lines
4. Battle Lines
January 28, 2020
The Artists must rely on the strength of their teamwork...and line work in a painstaking test of legibility. The Turf War intensifies for $100K and the title of Ink Master.
Teamwork Makes the Dream Work
3. Teamwork Makes the Dream Work
January 21, 2020
Ride or die, team tensions run high when the Artists endure a tattoo marathon with the others from their home turf. The Artists who fail to collaborate risk $100K and the title of Ink Master.
Clash of the Collages
2. Clash of the Collages
January 14, 2020
The Judges test the regional Artist Teams' fundamentals and reveal a game-changing Turf War twist. The battle continues for $100K and the title of Ink Master.
Rep Your Region
1. Rep Your Region
January 7, 2020
This season, titled Ink Master: Turf War, contestants from four different regions of the country
Description

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.Ink Master is a series that is currently running and has 13 seasons (194 episodes). The series first aired on January 17, 2012.

Where to Watch Ink Master

Ink Master is available for streaming on the Spike TV website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Ink Master on demand at Apple TV+, Paramount+, Amazon Prime, Philo, Netflix, Amazon, Vudu, Microsoft Movies & TV, Google Play, Apple TV and Paramount Network.

  • Premiere Date
    January 17, 2012
  • IMDB Rating
    7.4  (3,180)