An estimated 40 million Americans have at least one tattoo. So who is the country's preeminent tattoo artist? Ink Master is the first-ever tattoo competition series featuring some of the nation's top tattoo artists on a quest to determine who is the best at their craft and win a huge cash prize. The stakes are high as the artists showcase their irrevocable artwork on real people's bodies. The dramatic tension is ever-present as the artists will ultimately face the opinion of the living canvas who now bears a permanent souvenir of the Ink Master etched into his or her skin.
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Roll Of The Dice 12x11
By Accident Or By Design 12x10
Drawing Alliances 12x09
Pins & No Needles 12x08
The Artists must prove their strength by facing off against each other with head-to-head tattoos. The battle continues for $100K and the title of Ink Master.
Art of War 12x06
In a test of consistency, the teams must engrave full suits of armor, then a cross-stitch style elimination tattoo throws all the artists for a loop.
The Art Stands Alone 12x05
It's every man or woman for themselves when the artists are subject to a blind critique.
The Hunter & The Hunted 12x04
The judges are looking for color contrast and the artists are out for blood with full color neo-traditional animal tattoos.
Down to the Wire 12x03
Two-time veterans Bubba Irwin and Sarah Miller return to coach the men's and women's teams, and the artists showcase their knack for legibility by inking surrealistic tattoos.
A Storm Is Brewin' 12x02
The judges unveil a new twist and bring in heavy-hitting veterans Joey Hamilton and Ryan Ashley to coach the teams, whose black-and-gray shading skills are put to the test.
The Ink Will Speak For Itself 12x01
Nine men and nine women kick off an epic battle of the sexes by going head to head in a team collaboration tattoo to prove they have what it takes to be the next Ink Master.