The final artists are given a 12-hour master canvas challenge playing to their favorite styles, but a twist reveals that they are in for a long night. An “Ink Master” is chosen.
Lettering skills are tested in a graffiti Flash Challenge, and the portrait tattoo elimination test leaves the remaining four artists with no room for error, but plenty of regret.
The artists are plagued by massive mistakes while tattooing pinups on their canvasses. NBA star Chris Andersen serves as guest judge.
Things get heated when Josh calls out Shane for never leaving his comfort zone. Shane fights to prove his skills and impress the judges in back-to-back color tattoo challenges.
Photo realism tattoos turn disastrous when Bili has difficulty with muscle structure and Heather’s art goes up in flames. Todd Weinberger of “Inked Magazine” serves as guest judge.
Artists are tested on their shading skills, and ink naked female canvases in the flash challenge. Words get tense between Al and Bili.
A head tattoo becomes a medical emergency, and tempers explode when Heather challenges the judges. Ton Jones serves as guest judge, and helps eliminate the second contestant.
Ten of the best tattoo artists on the planet tattoo tackle extreme challenges on human canvases with the hopes of earning a $100,000 prize and the title of “Ink Master.”