7.4
515 votes
Ink Master

Ink Master

Paramount Network 2012

Hosted by rock legend Dave Navarro and judged by icons of the tattoo world, Chris Núñez and Oliver Peck, 10 of the country's most creative and skilled tattoo artists descend on NYC to compete for a hundred thousand dollars and the title of INK MASTER. The stakes couldn't be higher with "living canvasses" donating their skin to be permanently marked in this adrenalized competition elimination.

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The 10 Best Episodes of Ink Master

Ink Master - S6E18

#1 - None

8.27

Season 6 - Episode 18

None

The episode was rated #1 Best episode of Ink Master from 11 votes.

Ink Master - S7E12

#2 - Turning the Tables

8.05

Season 7 - Episode 12

The tables are turned when the new artists call the shots in the elimination tattoo and get revenge.

The episode was rated #2 Best episode of Ink Master from 348 votes.

Ink Master - S7E9

#3 - Sink or Soar

8.02

Season 7 - Episode 9

The artists work in pairs to execute large-scale back pieces testing texture... and each other’s nerves.

The episode was rated #3 Best episode of Ink Master from 372 votes.

Ink Master - S12E15

#4 - Step Up or Shut Up

7.99

Season 12 - Episode 15

The last four artists remaining battle it out in a tattoo marathon to secure their spot in the season finale.

The episode was rated #4 Best episode of Ink Master from 110 votes.

Ink Master - S12E13

#5 - Moving Pictures

7.97

Season 12 - Episode 13

The artists are on their own in a test of finesse as the six remaining competitors fight for the cash prize and the title of Ink Master.

The episode was rated #5 Best episode of Ink Master from 117 votes.

Ink Master - S13E14

#6 - Compose Yourself

7.96

Season 13 - Episode 14

The artists create one-of-a-kind designs on protective headgear in the Flash Challenge, and composition is key for a daunting elimination tattoo featuring Japanese cranes.

The episode was rated #6 Best episode of Ink Master from 81 votes.

Ink Master - S13E13

#7 - There Can Only Be One

7.92

Season 13 - Episode 13

Working solo to test their precision, the artists must create mural designs using only staples, then tattoo portraits of senior citizens.

The episode was rated #7 Best episode of Ink Master from 84 votes.

Ink Master - S9E15

#8 - Marathon to the Finale

7.91

Season 9 - Episode 15

The final four shops compete in a two-part tattoo marathon that will determine who goes to the live finale.

The episode was rated #8 Best episode of Ink Master from 382 votes.

Ink Master - S11E16

#9 - Grudge Match Finale

7.90

Season 11 - Episode 16

Christian Buckingham and Cleen Rock One return to settle the grudge match once and for all. The battle concludes as the top three artists reveal their 35-hour master canvas tattoos and one artist wins the title of Ink Master.

The episode was rated #9 Best episode of Ink Master from 127 votes.

Ink Master - S12E16

#10 - Battle of the Sexes Finale

7.90

Season 12 - Episode 16

Seven veteran artists battle it out in the "Clash of the Coaches Face Off." The battle of the sexes comes to an end as the three finalists reveal their 35-hour Master Canvas tattoos and one artist wins the title of Ink Master.

The episode was rated #10 Best episode of Ink Master from 105 votes.

Ink Master - S3E10
#11 - Eyes of the Beholder
7.87
Season 3 - Episode 10

The artists take on eyelid tattoos, and Tatu Baby fights back when Joshua goes on the attack. Then, a portrait challenge sees one canvas get inked with an image of Dave.

The episode was rated #1 Best episode of Ink Master from 144 votes.

#12 - Head Spin
7.86
Season 13 - Episode 7

The teams must prove their adaptability while they each work on multiple tattoos and canvasses at the same time, and the Face Off Tattoo comes with a surprise.

The episode was rated #2 Best episode of Ink Master from 87 votes.

#13 - Last Draw
7.86
Season 13 - Episode 12

The artists must show their versatility and tattoo line drawings created by another contestant, but an unexpected twist shakes up an alliance's strategy.

The episode was rated #3 Best episode of Ink Master from 77 votes.

#14 - Salt in the Wound
7.85
Season 7 - Episode 3

Some of the artists have a tough time working in teams of two for the Flash Challenge; a veteran artist schemes to take back control.

The episode was rated #4 Best episode of Ink Master from 287 votes.

#15 - Revenge Live
7.84
Season 7 - Episode 13

The final three artists reveal two master canvases; eliminated artists return and confront each other for the first time since the competition; a winner is crowned.

The episode was rated #5 Best episode of Ink Master from 345 votes.

#16 - Shipwrecked
7.84
Season 7 - Episode 10

Alliances are tested as the remaining artists must tattoo in teams of three.

The episode was rated #6 Best episode of Ink Master from 344 votes.

#17 - Unfriendly Fire
7.83
Season 12 - Episode 14

It's a battle of the sexes as the men's team takes aim at the women during an illustrative portrait challenge.

The episode was rated #7 Best episode of Ink Master from 103 votes.

#18 - Prelude to a Bloodbath
7.81
Season 11 - Episode 15

Four artists remain but only three earn a spot in the finale where they battle it out for $100,000 and the title of Ink Master; Cleen and Christian are one step closer to settling the score in the ultimate grudge match.

The episode was rated #8 Best episode of Ink Master from 136 votes.

Ink Master - S8E14
#19 - Bio-Mechanical Failure
7.80
Season 8 - Episode 14

Stakes are at a competition-high when the artists must work in teams to transform canvases into cyborgs.

The episode was rated #9 Best episode of Ink Master from 457 votes.

#20 - The Bigger They Are
7.80
Season 2 - Episode 12

Skill of the Week: All skills previously tested. Flash Challenge: None Elimination Challenge: Tattoo a design for a professional athlete.

The episode was rated #10 Best episode of Ink Master from 94 votes.

Last updated: apr 19, 2021

Comments

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Awesome show. Finally a reality show about actual talent and abilities. Not too much drama. My favorite reality show is the NFL, next to that, its Ink Master. They do have some sappy drama from time to time, but its not all that bad, since it helps you pick out the artists that you want to root for. I'm not that big on cooking shows, and I hate singing and dancing shows, so this is perfect. I have no tatoos, and never intend on getting any, but I really respect these guys and gals talents.

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Can't get this show to add to progress no matter how many times I mark as watched??? Any ideas would be greatly appreciated:)

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No matter how many episodes I've watched or mark as watched, I cannot get this series to be added to progress list (under watched, it shows up in progress under collected???). If anyone has a remedy for this please let me know:)

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Had to skip past most of season 8 due to the constant gender wars pushed by the girls. It's unbearable.

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Season 8 is wrong, comes up as duck dynasty.. Please fix

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So far so good, looks to be 10 times better than LA Ink, London Ink and all those shows. More focus on the tats and not the cast!

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