The BEST Episodes of Black Ink Crew

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Mar 23, 2020

Network: VH1

A chronicle of the daily operations and staff drama of an expanding Harlem tattoo empire that serves a growing celebrity clientele.

Always Kill Donna!

#1 - Always Kill Donna!

Season 7 - Episode 11 - Aired Nov 28, 2018

Ceaser makes a bold move when he finds out that Sky betrayed him. Donna and her twin sister feud over Alex. Melody makes a shocking announcement. And Bae's mom put pressure on Bae to get married before she leaves in two weeks.

star 8.82
50 votes
My Favorite Smurf

#2 - My Favorite Smurf

Season 7 - Episode 6 - Aired Oct 17, 2018

To get back in Ceaser's good graces, Bae hires a new receptionist. Cheyenne calls Ceaser out for being an absentee parent. Jadah attacks her replacement, and Alex blows up when he hears that Donna reconnected with her ex.

star 8.59
73 votes
Basic and Predictable

#3 - Basic and Predictable

Season 8 - Episode 13 - Aired Nov 6, 2019

Rumors swirl about the altercation between Crystal and Miss Kitty; Sky struggles with the future of her Miami shop; news that Tati is dating a new man causes issues for Ted.

star 8.56
34 votes
My Big Fat Black Ink Wedding

#4 - My Big Fat Black Ink Wedding

Season 7 - Episode 13 - Aired Dec 12, 2018

The crew heads to Westchester for Bae's wedding weekend; Tati attempts to make amends with Ted; Sky opens her boutique in Miami; Bae's rehearsal dinner turns into chaos when Donna and Alex show up.

star 8.53
40 votes
Black Ink Prom

#5 - Black Ink Prom

Season 8 - Episode 16 - Aired Nov 27, 2019

On the season finale, Q teams up with Crystal to help her try to get Ceaser back in her life, and things get tense when one of Donna’s disgruntled tattoo clients send a threatening letter to the shop. Meanwhile, hell breaks loose at the Black Ink Prom when Kitty finds herself brawling with Tati and Crystal.

star 8.50
8 votes
Lawyer Up!

#6 - Lawyer Up!

Season 8 - Episode 15 - Aired Nov 20, 2019

Walt headlines his first comedy show tour in Cleveland; Kitty threatens to sue Ceaser; Alex tries to win Donna's dad over.

star 8.41
27 votes
Two Grapes on Pool Tables

#7 - Two Grapes on Pool Tables

Season 7 - Episode 8 - Aired Oct 31, 2018

Sky finds out some big news about her son Des. Tokie tries to work through issues from her past, and Donna gives Ceaser an ultimatum. Rob struggles to deal with Bae’s mom living in their home. An unexpected guest pops up to 113th, to Sky’s surprise.

star 8.39
61 votes
Your Dog's Sister

#8 - Your Dog's Sister

Season 7 - Episode 10 - Aired Nov 14, 2018

Ceaser freaks out when Sky tells him she wants to open a shop in Miami. Jadah gets revenge on Ted after finding out that he's officially dating Tati. And Lalo breaks up with Melody.

star 8.36
59 votes
Sky Priority

#9 - Sky Priority

Season 7 - Episode 12 - Aired Dec 5, 2018

After Ceaser shockingly fires Sky, the shop descends into chaos; Bae and Rob receive devastating news; Sky plots her revenge on Ceaser; Ted is furious when Tati gets wasted at a Black Ink party and goes home with another guy.

star 8.34
50 votes
Signature Not Required

#10 - Signature Not Required

Season 7 - Episode 9 - Aired Nov 7, 2018

Sky grows concerned after Des drops a bomb about his life in Texas; Melody and Lalo's relationship is on the rocks; Donna attempts to apologize to Ceaser and Kitty gets fired up when a woman comes for her job

star 8.30
54 votes
Free Coats

#11 - Free Coats

Season 7 - Episode 22 - Aired May 1, 2019

Ceaser and Alex face off; Tati apologizes to the crew, but Tokie refuses to play nice; Sky tries to get Ceaser to face the demons from his past.

star 8.28
47 votes
The Black Ink Survivor's Club

#12 - The Black Ink Survivor's Club

Season 7 - Episode 14 - Aired Dec 19, 2018

Ted and Tati take a big step in their relationship, and Sky’s unexpected arrival throws the wedding into chaos. Meanwhile, Bae’s wedding is in limbo after a family emergency, and Ceaser has a melt down over his father-of-the-bride duties.

star 8.21
48 votes
Peace Out America!

#13 - Peace Out America!

Season 7 - Episode 19 - Aired Apr 10, 2019

The crew throws a going away party for Mama Bae; Alex snaps at Donna; Ceaser receives devastating news; Bae attacks Kitty for talking behind her back.

star 8.18
50 votes
The Lingerie Soiree

#14 - The Lingerie Soiree

Season 6 - Episode 8 - Aired Jan 24, 2018

Things get physical when the new manager-in-training criticizes Donna; the crew tries to get Melody to come back to the shop; Sky gets emotional over her tense relationship with her son.

star 8.17
105 votes
Dirty Donna

#15 - Dirty Donna

Season 6 - Episode 20 - Aired May 2, 2018

Ceaser and the crew crash Sky's vacation in Miami, Kitty launches an attack on Ceaser, and Alex reveals his true feelings to Donna.

star 8.16
80 votes
The Break-Up

#16 - The Break-Up

Season 2 - Episode 16 - Aired Apr 14, 2014

Ceaser meets up with his brother, Ty, at 6 AM outside of Black Ink, and reveals that he is in some big trouble. He got caught red-handed cheating on Dutchess and he needs Ty's help getting his things from her apartment.

star 8.15
26 votes
While On Duty, You Can Get Booty

#17 - While On Duty, You Can Get Booty

Season 7 - Episode 15 - Aired Mar 13, 2019

Sky has a run-in with an enemy, Alex faces a medical emergency, Ceaser gets protective when his daughter goes on her first date, and a violent act leads to chaos at the shop.

star 8.15
40 votes
Dogs Are More Loyal Than Kits

#18 - Dogs Are More Loyal Than Kits

Season 8 - Episode 19 - Aired Mar 11, 2020

Ceaser fumes over the video with Ryan and Kitty and plots revenge. Donna attempts to get her job back. Bae gets set up by a matchmaker and finds an unlikely bond with Rok. Walt and Jess' engagement party goes wheels off.

star 8.10
10 votes
 The Power of the Headbands

#19 - The Power of the Headbands

Season 7 - Episode 7 - Aired Oct 24, 2018

The crew heads to New Jersey for a weekend of team-building exercises. Jadah breaks down after a traumatic event. Bae invites her mom to stay with them causing Rob to freak out. And Tokie spirals after receiving a phone call from someone in her past.

star 8.08
84 votes
You’re Not Being Nice, Apprent-Nice

#20 - You’re Not Being Nice, Apprent-Nice

Season 8 - Episode 18 - Aired Mar 4, 2020

Show producers put Sky on suspension following her blowup with Des, and the news of her punishment sends a chill through the rest of the crew after catching word of it. Meanwhile, Ceaser locks horns with Ryan from 9MAG over Kitty, Donna struggles to accept her apprentice demotion, Ceaser puts together a voter drive, and Q faces a challenge when his mom visits.

star 8.07
14 votes
Ain't No Block Party Like A Harlem Block Party

#21 - Ain't No Block Party Like A Harlem Block Party

Season 7 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 19, 2018

Donna is jealous when Ceaser doesn't choose her to help open a new shop in NOLA (which drives a wedge between her and Alex), and Young Bae becomes a citizen and a mother.

star 8.07
57 votes
Hotdog Water and Abandoned Buildings

#22 - Hotdog Water and Abandoned Buildings

Season 7 - Episode 5 - Aired Oct 10, 2018

Ceaser fumes after learning that an employee was a mole; Bae lets Ceaser's enemies take over the 113th shop; Alex's father faces major surgery; Ceaser comes face to face with former best friend turned rival.

star 8.06
48 votes
The Return of O'S**t

#23 - The Return of O'S**t

Season 6 - Episode 7 - Aired Jan 17, 2018

Ceaser bails out Alex in New York City; Walt has a date with Jadah; a new manager-in-training crosses the line; an artist returns to the shop.

star 8.06
130 votes
Cease is 50

#24 - Cease is 50

Season 8 - Episode 1 - Aired Aug 14, 2019

Cease decision to partner with Puma gets questioned; Bae struggles to save her marriage; Sky talks to her son.

star 8.06
51 votes
Writers: Big Fish
It's Not a Puma

#25 - It's Not a Puma

Season 6 - Episode 18 - Aired Apr 18, 2018

Sky pops the question to Eliot. Donna is caught trying to steal Mel's client, but O'S**t commits the ultimate betrayal when he seeks a job with Ceaser's biggest enemy. A woman claims Black Ink gave her an infected tattoo.

star 8.05
95 votes