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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.

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

Where do I stream Ink Master online? Ink Master is available for streaming on Spike TV, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Ink Master on demand at Apple TV+, CBS, Amazon Prime, Philo, Netflix, Amazon, Vudu, Microsoft Movies & TV, Google Play, iTunes, Paramount Network online.

Tuesday 10:00 PM et/pt on Spike TV
13 Seasons, 194 Episodes
January 17, 2012
Kids & Family Reality
Cast: Dave Navarro, Chris Nunez, Oliver Peck
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Ink Master Full Episode Guide

  • A 13-hour tattoo marathon kicks off the finale.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • The Artists' shading skills are tested in a monumentally hard Elimination Tattoo.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • The artists are hungrier than ever when they tattoo full color, new-school food tattoos. One artist bites off more than they can chew.

  • A Team Challenge takes the artists for a spin leaving them dizzied and out of control.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • This season, titled Ink Master: Turf War, contestants from four different regions of the country

  • The three finalists unveil their 35-hour master canvas tattoos.

  • The last four Artists remaining battle it out in a tattoo marathon to secure their spot in the season thirteen finale. Only the three most versatile and deserving Artists move on in their quest for $100K and the title of Ink Master.

  • The Men's Team takes aim at the Women in an illustrative portrait challenge; the battle continues for $100K and the title of Ink Master.

  • With only six Artists left the battle for $100K, the season 12 title of Ink Master is more intense than ever before. The Artists are on their own in a test of finesse.

  • The artists are challenged to create tattoos that would mirror a master tattooer.

  • The Artists find themselves in a dicey situation with coaches Josh Payne and Nikki Simpson. Some things are hard to cover up as the battle continues.

  • The artists are tested in adaptability.

  • The teams are out of balance as the artists cross enemy battle lines to pick secret alliances. A freehand drawing challenge tests the competitors' artistic ability.

  • The judges test the artists' understanding of color theory, and two coaches take the artists to school. The battle intensifies for $100K and the title.

  • The Artists must prove their strength by facing off against each other with head-to-head tattoos.

  • The Artists must put needle to skin consistently to take out their Competitors. The Battle of the Sexes continues for $100K and the title of Ink Master.

  • It's every man or woman for themselves when the artists are subject to a blind critique. The battle continues for $100K and the title.

  • The judges are looking for color contrast and the artists are out for blood with full color neo-traditional animal tattoos. The battle continues for $100K and the title.

  • Team leaders emerge in a shocking new season-long twist that sends the artists a wake-up call and shakes up the competition. The Battle of the Sexes continues for $100K and the title.

  • 18 Artists find they must work in teams divided by gender.

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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) Dave Navarro - Star Spangled Banner | Ink Master: Shop Wars (Season 9) Clip (02:03) The Live Tattoos Are Revealed! | Ink Master: Shop Wars (Season 9) Clip (02:52)