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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.