Ink Master Live - Episode 213

A live finale event where artists reflect on their experiences during the season, master canvases are revealed, and America’s votes help crown the next “Ink Master.”

Aired: 12/18/2012

The Bigger They Are - Episode 212

Star athletes from the NFL and MMA pick their tattoo artists, but their muscular physiques bring extra pain in the chair. Finalists are chosen and the last challenge is revealed.

Aired: 12/18/2012

Better Than Words? - Episode 211

The artists face Oliver Peck in a one needle micro-tattoo Flash Challenge. A portrait Elimination Tattoo featuring guest judge Bob Tyrrell ups the ante on the remaining artists.

Aired: 12/11/2012

Blowing Chunks - Episode 210

Dave Navarro tasks the artists with customizing his guitars; a canvas gets sick during the Elimination Tattoo. Guest judge Forrest Cavacco helps pick the winning animal tattoo.

Aired: 12/4/2012

Buck Off - Episode 209

In the Flash Challenge, the artists burn designs into the chaps of their cowgirl canvasses. Guest judge Mike Rubendall assesses Japanese-style tats for the elimination round.

Aired: 11/27/2012

Holy Ink - Episode 208

Teamwork rules as artists pair up in a scratching skills Flash Challenge, and a good and evil design Elimination Tattoo. Tattooing legend Freddy Negrete serves as guest judge.

Aired: 11/20/2012

Star Wars Forever - Episode 207

The artists channel The Force to ink highly critical super-fans with "Star Wars" tattoos. George Lucas awards a special treat to the Flash Challenge Jedi Master.

Aired: 11/13/2012

Half Naked and Fully Loaded - Episode 206

A Flash Challenge finds the artists etching detailed designs into firearms, and pin-up girl tattoos prove disastrous for some in the elimination round.

Aired: 11/6/2012

Trick or Freak - Episode 205

Canvases get lip tattoos in a freaky Flash Challenge, and artists ink holiday-themed zombie tats in the elimination round. A medical emergency sends an artist to the hospital.

Aired: 10/30/2012

Tattoo Her What? - Episode 204

A Flash Challenge tattoo face-off leaves Sarah in tears, and a canvas demands a tattoo on her private parts. The NBA’s Matt Barnes guest judges.

Aired: 10/23/2012

The 80 Year Old Virgin - Episode 203

The artists take to the barber’s chair in a lines-based Flash Challenge, and tattoo American Classic tats on vets in the elimination round. Tattoo legend Richard Stell guest judges.

Aired: 10/16/2012

Semi Nude 911 - Episode 202

The artist's ingenuity is tested when they camouflage bikini-clad women; a medical emergency threatens the future of one competitor, and NFL star Terrell Suggs guest judges.

Aired: 10/9/2012

Tattooing the Dead - Episode 201

Tattoo artists take a trip to the morgue for their first Flash Challenge, and tattoo virgins experience their first taste of ink.

Aired: 10/8/2012