Ink Master: What Inspires Tattoo Artists?

Posted on: August 19, 2014 | Views: 2,186 | Comment

From artsy parents to doing graffiti in their spare time, every tattoo artist has inspiration for their art. Sometimes, the best inspiration is the personal connection with clients.

Tune in to the season premiere of Ink Master Rivals tonight at 10/9c on SPIKE. 

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Ink Master Videos

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Sneak Peek: New Year's Ink: Part IV (2:40)

Al Fliction gets stuck trying to cover up a huge, horrendous tattoo on a human canvas’ head while Josh rolls up his sleeves and tattoos the body part he hates most to ink.

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Elimination Tattoo: Winter Wonderland: Part I (2:46)

Sausage, Jime, and James brace themselves for a second round of elimination tattoos – this time inking winter wonderland designs on their human canvases.

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Elimination Tattoo: Winter Wonderland: Part II (1:03)

James’ human canvas demands an elaborate winter wonderland scene on the worst place possible on his body. Ho-ho-hold onto your hats, this is gonna be a wild ride.

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Elimination Tattoo: Winter Wonderland: Part III (2:44)

Jime feels confident he’s nailed his winter wonderland tattoo – right up until his canvas reveals she’s disappointed with the finished tat on her body.

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Sneak Peek: New Year's Ink: Part II (2:24)

The judges welcome Josh, Gentle Jay, Cee Jay, and Al Fliction back into the competition and drop a bomb: the first elimination tattoo will be cover ups.

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Sneak Peek: New Year's Ink: Part III (3:50)

One lucky artist is given the opportunity to assign all human canvases for the cover up tattoo challenge, making the other artists’ lives a living hell.

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Sneak Peek: New Year's Ink: Part I (2:51)

When New Year’s canvases want a new start so do Josh Hibbard, Gentle Jay, Al Fliction, and Cee Jay, who arrive to ink and compete for $10k and pride.

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Emily Elegado Is Still Emily Elegado (1:07)

Ty’Esha says she’s just plain better than Emily as an artist, and can’t believe she got eliminated before her. Emily defends herself by…well, pulling Josh into the fight. Well done, ‘ink mistress’.

Posted December 17, 2014 Views: 3,528
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Some Rivalries Still Live On, Some Die (1:09)

The last time we saw Robbie and Jayvo, they were all hugs. Did the love last? Do Ryan Eternal and Mark Longenecker still have beef? We check in with the rivals.

Posted December 17, 2014 Views: 3,882
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Jason, Cleen, And Erik Unveil Their Master Canvases (2:24)

After 35 hours of painstaking hard work, Jason, Cleen, and Erik take a deep breath and finally unveil their work to the judges and all of America. Let the critiques begin.

Posted December 17, 2014 Views: 10,825