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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.