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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A Flash Challenge finds the artists etching detailed designs into firearms, and pin-up girl tattoos prove disastrous for some in the elimination round.
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.
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.
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.
Tattoo artists take a trip to the morgue for their first Flash Challenge, and tattoo virgins experience their first taste of ink.