Artists and judges reflect on their experiences during the season, and America's votes are tallied. As a new Ink Master is crowned, the season three winner inks a canvas.
The artists help breast cancer survivors with tattoos that help the women reclaim their bodies; the season comes full circle in a convention tattoo cover-up challenge.
A boat trip is no cruise when the artists are tasked with a life study of the Statue of Liberty. Japanese tattooing expert Taki helps to judge snake-themed Elimination Tattoos.
Relationships between competing artists are tested with a collaboration challenge. Traditional tattoo expert Luke Wessman is on hand to send the next artist packing.
Champion boxer Brandon Rios tasks the artists with designing him new mouth grills; words between an artist and canvas ends badly. An artist is accused of plagiarizing images.
An artist reaches his breaking point; the Flash Challenge explodes when the artists use gunpowder to make art. Rob Zombie judges gory and horror Elimination Tattoos.
The artists’ ability to adapt is tested when they must cover-up images that remind canvases of their exes. Guest judge Freddy Corbin helps eliminate two more competitors.
Artists are forced to work together in teams of two in the elimination challenge, and things get tense when a canvas passes out. Guest judge: Greg Christian.
"X-Men" superfans are tough customers when the artists must tattoo mutant superpowers in the Flash Challenge. Wolverine himself, Hugh Jackman, helps judge Elimination Tattoos.
Canvases bare all in a highly revealing Flash Challenge. New York Yankees ace CC Sabathia judges artists' tattoo placement in the Elimination Challenge.
A trip to Coney Island tests the artists’ consistency in a team-based Flash Challenge on a single pair of twin canvasses; an injury sends a competitor to the emergency room.
Live poisonous scorpions and tarantulas are muses in a dimension Flash Challenge, and one artist is eyeing the exit. Black and White expert Tommy Montoya serves as guest judge.
The artists learn they must earn their spot in the “Ink Master” competition in a convention-style challenge, but that is only the beginning of their fight for the house.