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Spike gets under viewers’ skin with “Ink Master,” the network’s hit tattoo competition reality series.  Some of the nation’s top tattoo artists battle it out in permanent ink for a $100,000 cash prize, an editorial feature in the preeminent tattoo magazine Inked and the title of ‘Ink Master.’

“Ink Master” contestants compete in various tattoo challenges that not only test the artists’ technical skills, but also their on-the-spot creativity, where they must create and execute an original tattoo on command.  Challenges focus on different tattooing techniques, such as shading, line and proportion, and styles including photorealism, Tribal, American traditional, and pin-up

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Ink Master Season 8 Finale Photos

onstage during "Ink Master" Season 8 Live Finale at at Manhattan Center Grand Ballroom on December 6, 2016 in New York City.

onstage during "Ink Master" Season 8 Live Finale at at Manhattan Center Grand Ballroom on December 6, 2016 in New York City.

NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 06:  View of "Ink Master" Season 8 Live Finale at at Manhattan Center Grand Ballroom on December 6, 2016 in New York City.  (Photo by Brad Barket/Getty Images for Spike)

NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 06: View of "Ink Master" Season 8 Live Finale at at Manhattan Center Grand Ballroom on December 6, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Brad Barket/Getty Images for Spike)

NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 06:  Host Dave Navarro speaks onstage during "Ink Master" Season 8 Live Finale at at Manhattan Center Grand Ballroom on December 6, 2016 in New York City.  (Photo by Brad Barket/Getty Images for Spike) *** Local Caption *** Dave Navarro

NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 06: Host Dave Navarro speaks onstage during "Ink Master" Season 8 Live Finale at at Manhattan Center Grand Ballroom on December 6, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Brad Barket/Getty Images for Spike) *** Local Caption *** Dave Navarro

NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 06:  Host Dave Navarro flanked by judges Oliver Peck (L) and Chris Nunez (R) onstage during "Ink Master" Season 8 Live Finale at at Manhattan Center Grand Ballroom on December 6, 2016 in New York City.  (Photo by Brad Barket/Getty Images for Spike) *** Local Caption *** Oliver Peck; Dave Navarro; Chris Nunez

NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 06: Host Dave Navarro flanked by judges Oliver Peck (L) and Chris Nunez (R) onstage during "Ink Master" Season 8 Live Finale at at Manhattan Center Grand Ballroom on December 6, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Brad Barket/Getty Images for Spike) *** Local Caption *** Oliver Peck; Dave Navarro; Chris Nunez

NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 06:  View of season 8 finalist Gian Karle's live finale tattoo during "Ink Master" Season 8 Live Finale at at Manhattan Center Grand Ballroom on December 6, 2016 in New York City.  (Photo by Brad Barket/Getty Images for Spike)

NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 06: View of season 8 finalist Gian Karle's live finale tattoo during "Ink Master" Season 8 Live Finale at at Manhattan Center Grand Ballroom on December 6, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Brad Barket/Getty Images for Spike)

NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 06: View of season 8 finalist Ryan Ashley's live finale tattoo during "Ink Master" Season 8 Live Finale at at Manhattan Center Grand Ballroom on December 6, 2016 in New York City.  (Photo by Brad Barket/Getty Images for Spike)

NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 06: View of season 8 finalist Ryan Ashley's live finale tattoo during "Ink Master" Season 8 Live Finale at at Manhattan Center Grand Ballroom on December 6, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Brad Barket/Getty Images for Spike)

NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 06:  View of season 8 finalist Kelly Dotty's live finale tattoo during "Ink Master" Season 8 Live Finale at at Manhattan Center Grand Ballroom on December 6, 2016 in New York City.  (Photo by Brad Barket/Getty Images for Spike)

NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 06: View of season 8 finalist Kelly Dotty's live finale tattoo during "Ink Master" Season 8 Live Finale at at Manhattan Center Grand Ballroom on December 6, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Brad Barket/Getty Images for Spike)

NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 06: (L-R) Team Peck's Bonface, Mike McAskill, Gia Rose, Matt Murray, Dave Robinowitz, Geary Morrill, and Eric Gonzalez react onstage during "Ink Master" Season 8 Live Finale at at Manhattan Center Grand Ballroom on December 6, 2016 in New York City.  (Photo by Brad Barket/Getty Images for Spike) *** Local Caption *** Bonface; Mike McAskill; Gia Rose; Matt Murray; Dave Robinowitz; Geary Morrill; Eric Gonzalez

NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 06: (L-R) Team Peck's Bonface, Mike McAskill, Gia Rose, Matt Murray, Dave Robinowitz, Geary Morrill, and Eric Gonzalez react onstage during "Ink Master" Season 8 Live Finale at at Manhattan Center Grand Ballroom on December 6, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Brad Barket/Getty Images for Spike) *** Local Caption *** Bonface; Mike McAskill; Gia Rose; Matt Murray; Dave Robinowitz; Geary Morrill; Eric Gonzalez

NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 06:  (L-R) Team Nunez's Carolyn Elaine, John Collins, Sirvone Smith, Nate Beavers, Nikki Simpson, Tuff Tito, Sketchy Lawyer, Kevin Laroy, and Kelly Dotty react onstage during "Ink Master" Season 8 Live Finale at at Manhattan Center Grand Ballroom on December 6, 2016 in New York City.  (Photo by Brad Barket/Getty Images for Spike) *** Local Caption *** Carolyn Elaine; John Collins; Sirvone Smith; Nate Beavers; Nikki Simpson; Tuff Tito; Sketchy Lawyer; Kevin Laroy; Kelly Dotty

NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 06: (L-R) Team Nunez's Carolyn Elaine, John Collins, Sirvone Smith, Nate Beavers, Nikki Simpson, Tuff Tito, Sketchy Lawyer, Kevin Laroy, and Kelly Dotty react onstage during "Ink Master" Season 8 Live Finale at at Manhattan Center Grand Ballroom on December 6, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Brad Barket/Getty Images for Spike) *** Local Caption *** Carolyn Elaine; John Collins; Sirvone Smith; Nate Beavers; Nikki Simpson; Tuff Tito; Sketchy Lawyer; Kevin Laroy; Kelly Dotty

NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 06:  Season 8 winner of "Ink Master" Ryan Ashley poses onstage during "Ink Master" Season 8 Live Finale at at Manhattan Center Grand Ballroom on December 6, 2016 in New York City.  (Photo by Brad Barket/Getty Images for Spike) *** Local Caption *** Ryan Ashley

NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 06: Season 8 winner of "Ink Master" Ryan Ashley poses onstage during "Ink Master" Season 8 Live Finale at at Manhattan Center Grand Ballroom on December 6, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Brad Barket/Getty Images for Spike) *** Local Caption *** Ryan Ashley

NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 06:  Season 8 winner of "Ink Master" Ryan Ashley and season 8 finalist Gian Karle react onstage during "Ink Master" Season 8 Live Finale at at Manhattan Center Grand Ballroom on December 6, 2016 in New York City.  (Photo by Brad Barket/Getty Images for Spike) *** Local Caption *** Ryan Ashley; Gian Karle

NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 06: Season 8 winner of "Ink Master" Ryan Ashley and season 8 finalist Gian Karle react onstage during "Ink Master" Season 8 Live Finale at at Manhattan Center Grand Ballroom on December 6, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Brad Barket/Getty Images for Spike) *** Local Caption *** Ryan Ashley; Gian Karle

NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 06:  (L-R) Season 8 finalists Kelly Dotty (L) and Gian Karle (R) pose with season 8 winner of "Ink Master" Ryan Ashley onstage during "Ink Master" Season 8 Live Finale at at Manhattan Center Grand Ballroom on December 6, 2016 in New York City.  (Photo by Brad Barket/Getty Images for Spike) *** Local Caption *** Kelly Dotty; Gian Karle; Ryan Ashley

NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 06: (L-R) Season 8 finalists Kelly Dotty (L) and Gian Karle (R) pose with season 8 winner of "Ink Master" Ryan Ashley onstage during "Ink Master" Season 8 Live Finale at at Manhattan Center Grand Ballroom on December 6, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Brad Barket/Getty Images for Spike) *** Local Caption *** Kelly Dotty; Gian Karle; Ryan Ashley

NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 06:  View of "Ink Master" Season 8 Live Finale at at Manhattan Center Grand Ballroom on December 6, 2016 in New York City.  (Photo by Brad Barket/Getty Images for Spike)

NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 06: View of "Ink Master" Season 8 Live Finale at at Manhattan Center Grand Ballroom on December 6, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Brad Barket/Getty Images for Spike)

NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 06: Season 8 finalist Gian Karle reveals his 24 hour Master Canvas onstage during "Ink Master" Season 8 Live Finale at at Manhattan Center Grand Ballroom on December 6, 2016 in New York City.  (Photo by Brad Barket/Getty Images for Spike) *** Local Caption *** Gian Karle

NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 06: Season 8 finalist Gian Karle reveals his 24 hour Master Canvas onstage during "Ink Master" Season 8 Live Finale at at Manhattan Center Grand Ballroom on December 6, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Brad Barket/Getty Images for Spike) *** Local Caption *** Gian Karle

NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 06:  Season 8 finalist Ryan Ashley reveals her 24 hour Master Canvas onstage during "Ink Master" Season 8 Live Finale at at Manhattan Center Grand Ballroom on December 6, 2016 in New York City.  (Photo by Brad Barket/Getty Images for Spike) *** Local Caption *** Ryan Ashley

NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 06: Season 8 finalist Ryan Ashley reveals her 24 hour Master Canvas onstage during "Ink Master" Season 8 Live Finale at at Manhattan Center Grand Ballroom on December 6, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Brad Barket/Getty Images for Spike) *** Local Caption *** Ryan Ashley

NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 06: (L-R) John Collins, Sketchy Lawyer, Kevin Laroy, Gia Rose, Kelly Dotty, Sirvone Smith, Dave Navarro, Tuff Tito, Oliver Peck, Ryan Ashley, Mike McAskill, Gian Karle, Eric Gonzalez, Chris Nunez, Geary Morrill, Dave Robinowitz, Boneface, Nate Beavers, Carolyn Elaine, and Matt Murray pose onstage during "Ink Master" Season 8 Live Finale at at Manhattan Center Grand Ballroom on December 6, 2016 in New York City.  (Photo by Brad Barket/Getty Images for Spike) *** Local Caption *** John Collins; Sketchy Lawyer; Kevin Laroy; Gia Rose; Kelly Dotty; Sirvone Smith; Dave Navarro; Tuff Tito; Oliver Peck; Ryan Ashley; Mike McAskill; Gian Karle; Eric Gonzalez; Chris Nunez; Geary Morrill; Dave Robinowitz; Boneface; Nate Beavers; Carolyn Elaine; Matt Murray

NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 06: (L-R) John Collins, Sketchy Lawyer, Kevin Laroy, Gia Rose, Kelly Dotty, Sirvone Smith, Dave Navarro, Tuff Tito, Oliver Peck, Ryan Ashley, Mike McAskill, Gian Karle, Eric Gonzalez, Chris Nunez, Geary Morrill, Dave Robinowitz, Boneface, Nate Beavers, Carolyn Elaine, and Matt Murray pose onstage during "Ink Master" Season 8 Live Finale at at Manhattan Center Grand Ballroom on December 6, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Brad Barket/Getty Images for Spike) *** Local Caption *** John Collins; Sketchy Lawyer; Kevin Laroy; Gia Rose; Kelly Dotty; Sirvone Smith; Dave Navarro; Tuff Tito; Oliver Peck; Ryan Ashley; Mike McAskill; Gian Karle; Eric Gonzalez; Chris Nunez; Geary Morrill; Dave Robinowitz; Boneface; Nate Beavers; Carolyn Elaine; Matt Murray

“Ink Master” Season 8 – Contestant Photos Photos

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Ink Master Season 7 Finale Photos Photos

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“Ink Master” Season 7 – Contestant Photos Photos

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