19 July 2005
Ami James and three world-class tattoo artists open up a tattoo shop in Miami's South Beach. The four friends with apprentice Yoji hope to build a thriving business. They soon learn how hard it can be to own and run your own business. Welcome to Miami Ink.
26 July 2005
The men of Miami Ink experience the stress of starting their own business and balancing their personal life at the same time. From filling the emotional needs of their clients, to one artists' proposal, the whole shop is overjoyed at their growing fam
2 August 2005
Ami threatens Yoji with an ultimatum- if he doesn't improve his drawing Yoji is going to have to quit his apprenticeship.
Season 1, Episode 4: Growing Up9 August 2005
The shop has been open for several weeks and the guys are adjusting to the responsibility of owning a business. From NYC to LA, each has become a renowned artist with celebrity clientele that wait months to be inked by the masters.
16 August 2005
Yoji learns the hard way that he has a long way to go before the guys let him tattoo for real. The shop has a constant flow of clients and characters, including their first return customer.
Season 1, Episode 6: The Family23 August 2005
Yoji and Brigette give birth to their daughter and the Miami Ink family gets bigger.
6 September 2005
An Olympic athlete featured in the documentary "Murderball" comes into the shop to have Ami finish a tribal tattoo on his arm. The team bands together to help Yoji take his first step toward becoming a full-fledged tattoo artist.
Season 1, Episode 8: Bad Break13 September 2005
The shop is really humming and all of the artists are keeping busy. Darren breaks his elbow, and the doctor estimates he will not be able to tattoo for 8 weeks.
20 September 2005
Visits from family members reinforce the artists at Miami Ink's commitment to their work and to each other.
27 September 2005
Ami decides to get back in shape to help keep him focused and energetic. Unfortunately, he exacerbates an old back injury and spends the next couple of days trying to recover. A woman wants Yoji to tatoo her, and the guys are hesitant to let him go solo.
Season 1, Episode 11: Hawaii6 January 2006
Ami and Chris take a spiritual and professional journey to the Hawaii and meet a master of traditional Polynesian tattooing, Keone Nunes.
17 January 2006
24 January 2006
This program brings together a brotherhood of tattoo artists.
31 January 2006
Tensions flare when Ami skips town just as one of the worst hurricanes of the season is about to hit - leaving Nu?ez in charge of the shop. Darren tries to convince his wife Carolina to leave her comfortable Connecticut home.
7 February 2006
Kat Von D is back, surprising the guys by dropping in from LA. Ami tries to get past the memory of a near death motorcycle accident. He's got to decide if it's worth risking his life and his livelihood to ride again.
28 February 2006
Ami's in Hawaii, so Nunez is left in charge of Miami Ink, and Kat comes in to help out. Nunez replicates an Alphonse Mucha print for Marci, who is celebrating victory over breast cancer. Nunez also tattoos the famous bike builder, Billy Lane.
7 March 2006
Miami Ink is very busy. Garver designs a guardian angel for Paul to keep him grounded. Ami continues his Hindu-inspired work on Mike, who's down from New York. Another Mike gets a tattoo from Ami to remind him of the time he spent in Hawaii as a child.
14 March 2006
Ami threatens Yoji with an ultimatum- if he doesn't improve his drawing Yoji is going to have to quit his apprenticeship.
Now that she's eighteen, Nunez can give Vanessa a tattoo of her obsession. Darren gives his father his first tattoo, and Nunez helps Danyel keep her mother's memory alive.
5 April 2006
18 April 2006
2 May 2006
9 May 2006
16 May 2006
12 September 2006
With the stress of finding Kat's replacement, running the shop and managing the bar bearing down on him, Ami's having a tough time controlling his temper.Yoji almost loses it when he rubs off a stencil for a Koi he's working on.
4 April 2006
Nunez helps Vicky find strength from her grandfather's favorite Latin saying. Ami gets a lesson in animal behavior when he gives Kimberly a Blue Ring octopus tattoo. Tasha, gets a 'Guns and Roses' tattoo to celebrate her favorite band and her husband.
19 December 2006
Overhaulin's Chris Jacobs and Gabriel the Wolfboy are on the scene to get a tattoo.
26 December 2006
Kat gives Lisa a tattoo of the 'Madre De Agua' (Mother of the Water), a Latin American Goddess who helped her survive her father's death.
23 January 2007
Ami and her buddy Yaniv decide to swap apprentices for the day leaving Yoji up to his elbows in grease.
Season 2, Episode 22: Shop Party30 January 2006
It's been a year since Miami Ink opened and Nunez thinks it's time to celebrate. Ami helps Crystal heal the pain of her mother's murder with a guardian angel.
13 February 2007
At Korn's Family Values tour, Darren gives Fieldy, KORN's bassist, tattoos of his band-mate's autographs while Nunez works on a back tattoo for buddy Rob.
27 February 2007
Nunez helps Jackie redesign her tribute to her late husband. Ami freehands a dragon for Keith and is shocked to hear the kind of addiction he's overcome.
13 March 2007
Living in different time zones is taking its toll on Kat's marriage. When Oliver comes to visit they go to a medium to help get back on track. Lucas asks Nunez to help him pay tribute to his dog. Ami gives Kim an elaborate Eastern medicine back piece.
20 March 2007
G-Wiz wants to leave the illegal aspect of graffiti behind, while keeping its spirit alive. He invites Darren and Nu?ez to help him on mural project for a local charity.
1 May 2007
Ami and Nunez pay a visit to the guys at American Chopper to settle a beef and do some tattoos. Ami gives Paul Sr. a portrait of his dog Marty. Nunez helps Paul's girlfriend Beth celebrate her 50th birthday with her first tattoo.
12 June 2007
Now that Kat's gone, Ami and Nunez have to find someone to fill her spot, and fast. They spread the word and the first artist "try-out" is the beautiful Tasi Lyn from Long Beach, California. Meanwhile, Garver helps Encina perfect her vampire look.
25 July 2006
1 August 2006
With the shop down an artist, Garver's old friend Tim Hendricks joins the team as a guest artist. Ami treats Samantha to a traditional owl tattoo to honor her grandmother. Garver gives BMX rider, Matt a bearded back piece.
8 August 2006
The guys play a prank on their latest shop manager applicant, Joel. They have their friend Joey pose as a bookie, come into the shop and confiscate Nunez's stuff. Will Joel crack under the pressure?
15 August 2006
Garver struggles with personal demons while he helps a client find closure. Yoji has a communication breakdown that ends with Ami getting in the middle. Nunez focuses on his mom's surgery, and Darren gets a call from Carolina that could mean big change.
24 July 2007
Ami and Nunez head to Las Vegas so a major promoter can teach them the tricks of the trade and throw a party for their bar, Love/Hate. While they're away, Darren's pal, acclaimed tattoo artist Joe Capobianco, fills in at the shop.
Years of tattooing have taken their toll on Garver, whose bad back jeopardizes his future as a tattoo artist. The search for a shop manager continues as the guys test out yet another applicant, Lee.
Nunez and Ami's partnership has reached the breaking point,and the boys need to decide if their better off friends than partners.Garver takes on Simone's elaborate peacock tattoo while Darren gives a 300lb woman a voluptuous pin up girl tattoo on her back
Ami and Darren's wife, Carolina, are not getting along. Chad comes to Darren for a koi fish that signifies the battle that he won to shed 100 pounds. And the guys finally choose Lee as their new shop manager.
20 November 2007
Yoji's been bulking up with workouts and weight gainer to combat Ami's bullying. And when mixed martial arts fighter, Paul Buentello offers to help him train, Yoji's in for a serious beat down in the ring.
Lloyd Banks of G-Unit gets a tattoo to mark his new album, "Rotten Apple," from Chris Garver.
Ami and Nunez help out the home team by creating a temporary tattoo design for the Florida Marlins and their skills get put to a major league test when the Marlins ask them to throw out the first pitch.
Garver gets some real life inspiration for Roger's tattoo when a local pinup model poses for his sketch. Philip pays tribute to his father's battle with cancer. Kat celebrates her 10 years as an artist with a tattoo from her idol Corey Miller.
31 October 2006
Garver designs a unique memorial for Cassandra whose brother lost his life in Iraq. Kat gives Pitbull a portrait of his father and her friend, Pixie, a tattoo of ice cream cones and candy.
Season 3, Episode 15: The Jeep7 November 2006
Chris draws attention to an important legal battle with a prominent "Day of the Dead" skull tattoo. Ami gives Mark a hotrod inspired memorial tattoo to help him make amends to his father.
29 May 2008
Things are in chaos at Miami Ink. To put things back on track, Ami gets onboard with Nunez's plan for a new shop, and Darren's surprise return from an extended trip to help out family adds to the good vibe.
5 December 2006
26 June 2008
Married life has put Yoji under a lot of stress lately, so Ami helps him out by babysitting Syd for the day. Yoji takes the opportunity to go for a quiet lunch with his wife Bridgett, but his nerves get the best of him.
15 May 2008
Yoji comes down with a nasty skin condition, needing medical attention. Garver tries his hand at fixing Yoji up, but the job calls for professional assistance. A mysterious odor overtakes the shop, and the guys put Baby Dre on the job.
22 May 2008
Ami teaches an art class at Miami Children's hospital and brings the kid's drawings to life through animation. Baby Dre takes Yoji shopping for some tight, tight jeans and Ami and Nunez can hardly believe the results.
Season 4, Episode 6: Blast Off!5 June 2008
The crew's on the move. Ami, Nunez, Darren and Dre head out to Cape Canaveral to see the space shuttle launch, discovering that traveling in an RV isn't exactly "luxury!"They almost miss the launch because Nunez points them in the wrong direction!
12 June 2008
Nunez gives back to mom, buying her a house and helps out with the move. Ami has a lesson in Jujitsu with a group of young martial artists. Garver tattoos an admirer from Italy. Tim and Nunez give brothers some matching scars.
6 February 2007
Yoji moves his family into a bigger apartment while Kat gives A.B. Quintanilla, a black and grey portrait tattoo of his big sister, the slain pop-sensation Selena.
10 July 2008
Dre's been feeling left out and wants her name put up on the shop window to feel like she's part of the team. Nunez and Damaris share a similar taste in cars, but not in tattoos.Darren helps Andrea deal with the loss of her husband with an unusual tattoo.
6 March 2007
When Ami's dog Bella gets out of hand in the shop, Nunez and Yoji pay to have her trained. Nunez has a fan in Jamee, who comes to him for a tattoo that will put the past behind her.
14 August 2008
Yoji takes Bridget and baby Sidney to Japan so he can introduce his Mom to her granddaughter for the first time in the hopes of rebuilding family ties. Meanwhile, a doctor asks Darren to use his artistic skills to help out a young patient.
21 August 2008
Ami jumps into producing a mixed martial arts fight night, and quickly finds himself in over his head. Nunez helps a cancer survivor gain some balance.Darren and Talea make some last minute preparations for the newest addition to their family.
27 March 2007
Kat comes up with a design that's a tribute to extreme sports, gets a cooking lesson, and is visited by her mom. Garver creates a design for a woman in the style of a 1940s-style pinup.
3 April 2007
Yoji decides to put together a punk-rock band. Garver resumes work on Nunez's back tattoo after an eight-year hiatus. Ami continues his detail work on tattoos of a pin-up girl and a motorcycle.
24 April 2007
Ami and Nunez's bar may not open as scheduled because of problems with their business partners.
8 May 2007
Kat's friend, Mike flies in from L.A., and Ami gives Mandie an old school tattoo. Darren helps Lucy mourn the passing of her little brother.Tensions continue to run high in the shop between Ami and Kat. What will happen to Kat?
A disgruntled Yoji wants more clients and bigger tattoos, but opportunity almost slips through his fingers when he finally gets his chance. Jeb heals the pain of losing his son.
24 July 2007
3 July 2007
With Kat gone, we try out NYC based Miss D'Jo as her replacement.She hooks Chris up with a film themed family portrait. Darren gives Humberto a massive phoenix, symbolic of his ability to rise above a volitle childhood.
31 July 2008
Garver agrees to paint a piece of art to hang in a model home. Yoji gives Jasmine and Ali matching tattoos to show how much they are in love with each other. Meanwhile, Nunez tattoos a real-life mermaid.
28 November 2006
Ami tattoos the famous Coney Island Wonder Wheel on Insectavora, the fire-breather. Yoji gives 'Roc-Roc It' a rubber chicken tattoo to remember his beloved prop.
9 August 2007
Ami gives Mike a large back piece that represents him coming to terms with his father's suicide and coming out as a gay male. Kat gives Scott a Bettie Page pin-up, and Thomas gets a tattoo that reminds him of both the bad and good things he did in life.
Garver gives Danielle a tattoo of a Spanish Skull that will help her put closure to an abusive past, and Sylvie gets a fierce Asian style woman to represent the strong woman that she is today. As the new kid on the block, Kat is feeling lonely.
11 April 2006
Ami helps Amber Dawn remember her beloved grandfather with a rosary tattoo, and Darren gives rocker Adam something that reminds him that he only lives once.
The artists of Miami Ink learn that with success come problems. Ami buys his dream car, while Darren risks his life and his career by drinking to excess.
7 August 2008
The crew hits Post-Katrina New Orleans to spend some tourist dollars in the cash-strapped city, and do a guest artist stint at their friend's tattoo shop, Eye Candy. While in town they chow down on crawfish and share a few thrills at their haunted hotel.
6 November 2007
5 August 2007
Ami and Nunez try and find a balance between working days at the shop and nights at their new bar. Unfortunately, Nunez enjoys working the bar a little too much and his irresponsible behavior pushes Ami to the edge.
24 July 2008
Yoji and Darren set out to create a unique baby clothing line that flaunts tattoo-based designs, but creative differences threaten to keep the project from getting off the ground.Ami helps Vanessa overcome a hard relationship with a cherry blossom tattoo.
Not only are the guys down an artist at the shop with Kat gone, but the continued success of Love Hate means Ami and Nunez also need more staff at the bar. In the meantime, Ami helps Marissa put an end to the single life with a double happiness tattoo.
27 November 2007
Ami sends Nunez to drag racing school to cure him of his inner 'speed demon' and his pile of speeding tickets. He's a natural, and shows us what he's made of in a head-to-head race against a pro driver.Miss Kim drops in for a guest spot at Miami Ink.
19 June 2007
Damon drops by to get a tattoo to symbolize his struggle with Type-1 diabetes-something Darren is all too familiar with. Alexis wants to get inked with a tattoo of a penny in memory of her dad. But Ami's not in the mood for loose change.
25 April 2005
11 December 2007
This week, Ami and Nunez perform their "civic duty" by judging a bikini contest, and the good times continues when Ami's kooky new client, Joni, who wants one of her artworks tattooed on her back.
12 December 2006
Rapper Mr. J makes a bold statement with the words "Forgive Us." Darren comes up with one heck of a design for Doc Chopper's line of custom bikes.
19 June 2008
Things are more hectic than ever in the shop. Dre has to pass her certification test or the shop's out a manager. Darren's in love and he's moving fast. Between a new fianc?e and baby on the way, he's facing some big life changes.
Ivy gets a cartoon version of herself, though she's not the happiest customer. Ami and Yoji sit side by side for the first time, and tattoo two best friends that are like sisters. Tattoo-less Josie comes in to apply for the store manager position.
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