Artists and judges reflect on the season; America’s vote brings two artists back for a live tattoo face-off, and a final 35-hour tattoo wins one artist the title of “Ink Master.”
The last four artists face an uphill battle, a simultaneous tattoo challenge, and a long night while making their case for the title of “Ink Master.”
The artists honor veterans by engraving dog tags on the deck of the Intrepid aircraft carrier. Guest judge Twig Sparks helps assess detail work in the artist’s Elimination Tattoos.
An accuracy challenge in Coney Island finds the artists getting squeamish as they tattoo eyelids. Tattoo veteran Corey Miller judges artist’s portraits in the elimination test.
A Flash Challenge gets creepy when the artists etch designs into human skulls. Marvel Comics artist Greg Capullo judges the artist’s comics-themed Elimination Tattoos.
Things get personal when the artists must tattoo each other in the Jägermeister Flash Challenge. NFL linebacker NaVorro Bowman helps judge the artist's pinup Elimination Tattoo.
Artists get a thrill when they design tattoos for Dave Navarro in the Flash Challenge. Color realism expert Nikko Hurtado judges artist’s Elimination Tattoos.
Hot models and jungle animals make for a wild Flash Challenge. Special guest judge Troy Denning critiques artist’s Asian-style tattoos in the elimination challenge.
The artists tackle tattooing over scarred skin in the Flash Challenge; a Day of the Dead Elimination Tattoo leaves everyone feeling spooked. Special guest judge: Chuey Quintanar.
When the artists must assemble their machines from scratch, canvases end up with totally crooked bar code tattoos. Tattoo machine builder Seth Ciferri serves as guest judge.
Lingerie-clad ladies are canvasses for a flash elimination challenge; a difficult human canvas leads to a shocking second elimination. Tattoo veteran Tony Hundahl is a guest judge.
Artists ink canvases with realistic tattoos of blood, guts, and organs. A betrayal leads to an explosive fight in the loft. Titans running back Chris Johnson serves as guest judge.
The artists are welcomed to prison, where they ink inmates prison-style in their first Flash Challenge. Elimination Tattoos up the ante as artists must perform cover-ups.