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.
Tattoos are forever and so are the mistakes! The artists are plagued with massive mistakes while tattooing pin ups on their canvases. A sixth artist is eliminated from the competition and the chance to win $100K.
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?
A face-off leaves Sarah in tears and the artists are pushed to their limits when one canvas demands a tattoo on her private parts and another has a meltdown, which causes a fight in the loft. The NBA's Matt Barnes guest judges.
Halloween gets freaky when the artists tattoo inside mouths. One artist reveals shocking news that lands him in in the hospital fighting for his life. Human canvases want tattoos of dismembered bodies and zombies.
Alliances are made and betrayed when the artists team up to work in pairs and one team must ink a priest. Tatu Baby gets a surprise advantage that angers the rest of the artists. Tattoo legend Freddy Negrete is guest judge.
The artists burn designs onto skin tight chaps worn by smokin' hot cowgirls. The pressure is on when the artists try to impress Nunez by tattooing in his style- Japanese. Another artist is forced to close shop.
Dave Navarro ups the stakes when he gives the artists his personal guitars to paint for the Flash Challenge. One Human Canvas can't stop puking. Animal tattoos leave two artists going head to head and the judges split 50/50.
The artists tattoo head-to-head against Oliver in the Flash Challenge. The portrait challenge leaves some canvases with unrecognizable family members permanently inked on their skin. Another artist is forced to close shop.
The artists lose control when pro-athlete canvases choose them. Tattoo pain has these NFL & MMA pros on the floor. The judges choose the final three and the unbelievable final challenge is revealed. Live finale follows.