Hosted by rock legend Dave Navarro and judged by icons of the tattoo world, Chris Núñez and Oliver Peck, 10 of the country's most creative and skilled tattoo artists descend on NYC to compete for a hundred thousand dollars and the title of INK MASTER. The stakes couldn't be higher with "living canvasses" donating their skin to be permanently marked in this adrenalized competition elimination.
In the first Flash Challenge, Team Peck and Team Nuñez must work together in an intense tattoo challenge.
Team Nuñez seeks revenge in the next Flash Challenge and an artist betrays Team Peck in their first Elimination Tattoo.
No artist is safe when both Team Peck and Team Nuñez must transform canvases into warriors.
Team Nuñez fries in an electrifying Flash Challenge testing legibility. A gendered alliance has the girls out for blood. The battle intensifies for 100K and the title of Ink Master.
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.
The artists tatoo former smokers who have been scarred for life and the artists on Team Nuñez fight for spots in their top five.
The battle for the skull pick heats up in the Flash Challenge when artists must manipulate metal.
No one is safe when the artists must use adaptability to tattoo an excruciatingly painful spot: the head.
It’s all in the details when the artists must create powerful designs for Dodge Chargers.
One artist cracks after a difficult Flash Challenge in which the artists try to rework tramp stamps.
Dave digs deeper into the lives and strategies of the final 6 artists from Team Peck and Team Nuñez.
The artists must carry their own weight in a team Flash Challenge, leading to an unexpected win.
Stakes are at a competition-high when the artists must work in teams to transform canvases into cyborgs.
The battle comes to a head as the top four artists must endure a grueling tattoo marathon.
Three of the most skilled Ink Masters return for a new challenge, but instead of battling alone they’ll coach teams of the top tattoo artists nationwide. The epic battle for $100K and the title of Ink Master begins.
The Competition is fierce and the Masters must coach their team in season 10’s first Flash Challenge, testing fundamentals. Some artists find their way in the Elimination Tattoo, but one hits a dead end and is sent packing.
The Masters face off to ensure the survival of their team. Proportion skills are put to the test when the artists tattoo Greek deities.
The coaches step in during a team flash challenge. The artists' ingenuity is tested with mash-up 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 must lead by example when they're forced to tattoo the under chin in a Master's Faceoff. The artists' adaptability is tested with undead tattoos.
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.
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.
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 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 heat of the competition is higher than ever when the artists test composition using melted wax.
The stakes are higher than ever when the artists match the designs of their coaches. In a freehand face off, one artist falls out of the competition for good.
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.
With a spot in the final three on the line, the Artists push themselves to the limit in a grueling tattoo Challenge.
The top 3 Artists reveal their 24-hour battle royale chest tattoos. The battle moves off the chest and onto the stage as the eliminated Artists return to confront each other for the first time since the Competition. One Artist and one Master each win $100K.
The final three artists reveal two master canvases; eliminated artists return and confront each other for the first time since the competition; a winner is crowned.
This season brings back bad blood with teams coached by Christian Buckingham & Cleen Rock One to finally settle the score. The epic battle begins for 100K and the title of Ink Master.
The battle is just beginning as Team Christian and Team Cleen face the fundamental facts of their first Flash Challenge. The Elimination Tattoo is a clock, but time is not on the artists’ side.
The teams fall apart and one artist falls down for good as the grudge match continues for $100K and the title of Ink Master.
Cleen and Christian must tattoo head to head to save their artists from elimination. The battle continues for $100,000 and the title of Ink Master.
There's no place to hide in the Elimination Tattoo when the artists must tattoo their canvases in difficult spots.
It's survival of the fittest when Teams Christian and Cleen must tattoo epic battle scenes head-to-head. The grudge match continues for $100,000 and the title of Ink Master.
The artists step aside and put faith in their coaches as Cleen and Christian each tattoo four canvases in a head-to-head marathon. The artists must then tattoo galaxies and one is sent to outer space.
The artists must scour the depths of their imagination to create mind-bending masterpieces with sidewalk chalk. The grudge match continues for $100K and the title of Ink Master.
In the season premiere, tattooing is a team sport as artists from nine of America’s best shops arrive ready to battle it out for a massive $200K and the first ever title of Master Shop.
A massive twist shakes up the competition and a painstaking Flash Challenge puts relationships to the test.
A fiery veteran artist returns, taking the competition by storm; a difficult Flash Challenge exposes weaknesses in the shops.
The competition gets even tougher when the artists are tested on technical application with individual tattoos; two veteran artists return.
Some shops lose their composure as they butt heads during a grueling elimination tattoo.
Shops crumble as the tension between teammates intensifies.
One of the competition's most infamous veterans returns to shake up the game.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A painful elimination tattoo has the artists in the pits, and a massive twist sends them reeling.
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.
The final four shops compete in a two-part tattoo marathon that will determine who goes to the live finale.
Artists and guests join forces; an artist must prove loyalty to Chris; artists are thrown off their game by painful throat tattoos.
Artists are knocked off their game when professional football players call the shots; superfans get inked with permanent autographs.
Artists fight for a spot in the top four and must tattoo portraits of active military and their loved ones before they are separated for deployment.
Oliver Peck’s mentor guest judges, delivering a smack down when the artists take on his specialty.
Teams adorn sarcophagi while an artist’s vicious skull picks for Egyptian tattoos angers the rest.
Naked models are used to create illusions; one artist gets a shot at revenge; and tattoos on challenging body parts cause panic amongst the competition.
Heads roll when artists must take on a legend in the elimination challenge.
Artists create mind-blowing masterpieces and experience some mind-boggling mistakes using an insane new tattoo style.
Artists paint with fire in the Flash Challenge; mounting pressure causes major mishaps; a romance between artists tests loyalties.
Artists have to paint their most valuable canvas yet; an artist's tricks raise suspicions; drawing skills are put to the test and judges lay the smack down.
Religious tattoo virgins get their first ink--on their fingernails; tattooing famous works of art means the smallest errors result in failure.
The last four artists fight for a spot in the finale, but must survive a tattoo marathon first; a twist is announced.
The three final artists tattoo live for $100,000; eliminated artists confront each other; a huge announcement.
Apprentice artists battle their masters in Season 6, which opens with a challenge judged blindly.
In the most insane challenge yet, the artists must tattoo 4 on 1 to transform canvases into wild animals.