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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
9 Seasons, 116 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

  • 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.

  • The final three artists tattoo for America's vote, and the eliminated artists return for a fiery confrontation; a 24-hour chest tattoo determines the winner.

  • The battle for 100K and the title of Ink Master comes to a head as the top four artists must endure a grueling tattoo marathon.

  • Stakes are at a Competition-high when the Artists must work in their teams to transform Canvases into cyborgs. The battle continues for 100K and the title of Ink Master.

  • The Artists must carry their own weight in a Team Flash Challenge, leading to an unexpected win. Head-to-head portraits in the Elimination Tattoo adds fire as the battle intensifies for 100K and the title of Ink Master.

  • In this special road to the finale, Dave highlights the final six artists in the Peck vs. Nunez competition; with new footage a a deeper look at the season's most talked about moments.

  • One artist cracks after a difficult Flash Challenge in which the artists try to rework tramp stamps.

  • It's all in the details when the Artists must create powerful designs for Dodge Chargers. The clock is ticking in the Elimination Tattoo as the battle intensifies for 100K and the title of Ink Master.

  • No one is safe when the Artists must use adaptability to tattoo an excruciatingly painful spot: the head. The battle continues for 100K and the title of Ink Master.

  • The battle for the skull pick heats up in the Flash Challenge when Artists must manipulate metal. The six remaining Team Peck Artists fight for the final spot in their team's top five.

  • The artists tatoo former smokers who have been scarred for life and the artists on Team Nunez fight for spots in their top five.

  • A conflicted Team Peck fights for control of the game in a Flash Challenge testing contrast. One Artist turns the tables on the girls"™ alliance. The battle continues for 100K and the title of Ink Master.

  • Team Nunez is put to the test in an electrifying Flash Challenge; a gendered alliance has the women out for blood.

  • Both teams are challenged to transform canvases into warriors.

  • Team Nunez seeks vengeance in the Flash Challenge; an artist deceives Team Peck in the elimination.

  • In the first Flash Challenge this season, Team Peck & Team Nunez collaborate in one of the most intense tattoo challenges the competition has seen. The losing team must battle each other in the Elimination Tattoo.

  • In the premiere of Peck vs Nunez, the Judges show no mercy as 30 Artists fight to earn one of 18 spots on their teams. The most brutal battle begins for $100,000 and the title of Ink Master.

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Ink Master Video Clips & Extras

Natural Disasters: Elimination Tattoo | Ink Master: Shop Wars (Season 9) Clip (05:30) 'Lines Only!' Fundamentals: Elimination Tattoo | Ink Master: Shop Wars (Season 9) Clip (04:34) Ryan Ashley: An Ink Master on Elm Street | Ink Master Clip (04:56) 360 Tattoo Masterpiece Experience w/ Ryan Ashley | Ink Master Clip (02:01) Welcome to the Jungle!: Elimination Tattoo | Ink Master: Shop Wars (Season 9) Clip (04:38) Breaking the Ice in the First Flash Challenge | Ink Master: Shop Wars (Season 9) Clip (09:41) Ink Master Artists Reveal Their Own Tattoos | Ink Master: Shop Wars (Season 9) Clip (01:54) A Typical Day At The Tattoo Shop | Ink Master: Shop Wars (Season 9) Clip (01:33)