Ten of the best tattoo artists on the planet tattoo Human Canvases in a series of extreme challenges. The first Artist is eliminated on the path to determining who will earn a $100,000 prize and the title of Ink Master.
A head tattoo becomes a medical emergency and tempers explode when Heather challenges the judges. Ton Jones serves as Guest Judge and a second artist is eliminated from the competition, losing the chance to win $100K.
Photo Realism tattoos turn disastrous when Bili has difficulty with muscle structure and Heather's art goes up in flames. A fourth artist is eliminated from the competition and the chance to win $100K.
Competition turns cut-throat when Josh calls out Shane for only doing black & grey. Shane fights to prove his color skills and impress the judges. A fifth artist is eliminated from the competition and the chance to win $100K.
Tempers boil over when artists get the chance to work on Dave Navarro. An unlikely artist wins the flash challenge, turning allies into enemies & multiple canvasses are left with bad tattoos for the rest of their lives.
Some of the remaining artists botch their Portrait tattoos when they screw up important features, leaving their human canvasses with bad art. 4 artists remain but only 1 will take home $100K and the title of Ink Master.
In the season finale, human canvasses blindly agree to let the remaining artists tattoo anything they want on their skin- A grueling 18 hrs of tattooing with a shocking twist! Who will take home $100K & the title of Ink Master?