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(2012– )

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Quit Buggin' Me

The smaller the tattoo, the harder the coaches may fall in a micro Masters Face Off. In the Elimination Tattoo, one artist takes a blow to the chest and is sent packing.


17 Jan. 2012
Fresh Meat
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.
24 Jan. 2012
Botched Heat Tattoo
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.
31 Jan. 2012
Pasties and a Camel Toe
Naked women heat up the competition and another head tattoo sparks a fight between Al and Bili. A third artist is eliminated from the competition and the chance to win $100K.
7 Feb. 2012
Ink Disaster Piece
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.
14 Feb. 2012
Game On
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.
21 Feb. 2012
Permanent Mistakes
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.
28 Feb. 2012
Picture Imperfect
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.
6 Mar. 2012
Ink Master Revealed
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?
9 Oct. 2012
Tattooing the Dead
A visit to the morgue launches 16 of the best tattoo artists into a brutal competition to determine who's #1. Tattoo virgins get their first taste of ink, with one ending in a permanent disaster.
16 Oct. 2012
Semi Nude 911
Semi nude women heat up the competition, a medical emergency threatens the future of one artist, and NFL Linebacker Terrell Suggs is a guest judge.
23 Oct. 2012
The 80 Year Old Virgin
A botched American flag and a backwards eagle tattoo cause veterans patriotic tempers to flare and a third artist loses their shot at USD100,000 dollars and the title of Ink Master.
23 Oct. 2012
Tattoo Her What?
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.
30 Oct. 2012
Trick or Freak
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.
6 Nov. 2012
Half Naked and Fully Loaded
One artist makes a plan for revenge; some artists botch their pinup tattoos, leaving their human canvases scarred and the judges mad.
13 Nov. 2012
Star Wars Forever
The artists must use their Jedi powers to ink highly critical super-fans with Star Wars tattoos. Star Wars creator, George Lucas, has a special treat for the winner of the Flash Challenge.
20 Nov. 2012
Holy Ink
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.
27 Nov. 2012
Buck Off
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.
4 Dec. 2012
Blowing Chunks
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.
11 Dec. 2012
Better Than Words?
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.
18 Dec. 2012
This Bigger They Are
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.
18 Dec. 2012
Ink Master Live
This season's artists and human canvases confront each other live. America's votes & insane twists are announced, master canvases are revealed, and the judges choose the next Ink Master.

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