Black Ink Crew: Chicago

The WORST episodes of Black Ink Crew: Chicago

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

In the streets of Chicago, success is the only way out. Black Ink Crew: Chicago follows a passionate and ambitious group of friends — tattoo artists at 9Mag — through the unforgiving streets of Chicago as they band together to create new identities for themselves, their families, and their business.

Last Updated: 6/25/2022Network: VH1
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Always and Phorever
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6.75
8 votes

#1 - Always and Phorever

Season 7 - Episode 4 - Aired 10/25/2021

9MAG and 2nd City Ink prep for a local tattoo convention, Draya objects to paying booth rental fees to Charmaine, and Phor becomes a dad.

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Is There A Doctor In The House?
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6.90
10 votes

#2 - Is There A Doctor In The House?

Season 7 - Episode 7 - Aired 11/15/2021

Self-care is what it's all about as Ryan steps away from 9MAG to take part in an intensive therapy retreat, Don throws a community health fair, and Charmaine is faced with another family tragedy.

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Chicago Ain’t That Big
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7.11
9 votes

#3 - Chicago Ain’t That Big

Season 6 - Episode 13 - Aired 7/6/2020

When a romantic video of Ryan and Rachel vacationing in Mexico shows up on social media, a jilted Kitty bares her claws. Former Chicago Bull Eddy Curry gets a memorial tattoo. 2nd City Ink hosts an open call to expand the team.

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Second City, Welcome Kitty
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7.14
28 votes

#4 - Second City, Welcome Kitty

Season 6 - Episode 4 - Aired 12/18/2019

Ryan moves up and moves on with a rumored fling visiting from out of town. Don's plan to help Phor and Ryan find love in the club goes left when Ashley crashes the party with her single friends. Zach's arrogance pushes Fly to his breaking point.

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Ain't No Prop, Clown
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7.18
50 votes

#5 - Ain't No Prop, Clown

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 11/16/2015

Ashley makes a decision about her relationship with Charmaine after learning the truth about him and Don; and Kat does a photo shoot for Urban Ink Magazine. Meanwhile, Ryan spirals out of control when he realizes the 9 Mag family may be falling apart.

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Reese, Scheduled
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7.20
41 votes

#6 - Reese, Scheduled

Season 4 - Episode 12 - Aired 8/22/2018

Neek returns from Africa, and Charmaine uses her best assets to bind them together forever; Don returns to his male stripper days; Cobra discovers a dirty secret about Reese's past and questions her artistic integrity.

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Kat Fight!
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7.22
49 votes

#7 - Kat Fight!

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired 12/14/2015

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Phor Play
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7.27
62 votes

#8 - Phor Play

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 11/9/2015

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My Cousin Jamelle
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7.30
125 votes

#9 - My Cousin Jamelle

Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired 8/30/2017

Don starts his new career as a piercer at 9Mag. Charmaine’s mom gives her devastating news. Phor attempts to reconnect with family. Cobra is attracted to her new roommate. Nikki goes ballistic

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The Shutdown
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7.33
6 votes

#10 - The Shutdown

Season 6 - Episode 16 - Aired 7/27/2020

As Ryan tries to keep the morale of 9MAG high, the future of 2nd City lies in the balance as coronavirus makes its rounds in Chicago. Jess and Steven jet back to London. Don & Ashley are forced to make decisions on the future of their marriage.

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Do The Hussle
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7.34
41 votes

#11 - Do The Hussle

Season 4 - Episode 8 - Aired 7/25/2018

Phor gets a second chance to pursue his dream. A family crisis brings Don and Ashley back together. Lily and Charmaine’s fight reaches a fiery end. A male stripper bares all during the Loyal Ink Grand Opening.

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A Prince Among Women
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7.38
8 votes

#12 - A Prince Among Women

Season 7 - Episode 8 - Aired 11/22/2021

Neek tries to brighten Charmaine's spirits; Charmaine reveals some big news; Ryan approaches leadership at 9MAG with new vigor, and handles conflict resolution with Steven; the drama with Prince and Charmaine still simmers.

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New York, New Problems
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7.38
55 votes

#13 - New York, New Problems

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 11/23/2015

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What You Don't Understand Is, I Do Understand
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7.38
65 votes

#14 - What You Don't Understand Is, I Do Understand

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 11/2/2015

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Sneak Peak
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7.41
106 votes

#15 - Sneak Peak

Season 3 - Episode 10 - Aired 10/9/2017

Ryan triumphantly returns to the shop after a major health scare. JR learns disturbing information about his relationship with Lily. Phor questions his career as a tattoo artist. And Lily takes down Cobra after she meddles in her relationship. This episode was suppose to be a Sneak Peak. It turned our to be an hour long!

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Don's Latest Snapchat Video
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7.44
18 votes

#16 - Don's Latest Snapchat Video

Season 6 - Episode 10 - Aired 2/5/2020

Ashley reveals the real reason she left Don.

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You're Not God and You're Not My Daddy
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7.45
51 votes

#17 - You're Not God and You're Not My Daddy

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 11/30/2015

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Pros and Conventions
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7.45
11 votes

#18 - Pros and Conventions

Season 7 - Episode 5 - Aired 11/1/2021

Ryan mediates as Draya and Charmaine feud at the convention, Phor and Nina get off to a promising start as coparents, and Ceaser's presence at the convention upsets Kitty.

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This Platform is Black Ink Crew
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7.45
11 votes

#19 - This Platform is Black Ink Crew

Season 7 - Episode 6 - Aired 11/8/2021

After the dysfunction at 2nd City Ink was put on public display at the tattoo convention, the crew is scrambling to understand what happened and if the situation can be fixed; the members look to their support systems to figure out their next steps.

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We Run Chicago
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7.48
84 votes

#20 - We Run Chicago

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 10/26/2015

The crew celebrates 9 Mag's one-year anniversary and honors the memory of Ryan's sister; a surprise visitor shows up.

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Second Episode, Second City
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7.50
8 votes

#21 - Second Episode, Second City

Season 7 - Episode 2 - Aired 10/11/2021

Ryan faces off with a one-time close friend who feels he committed the ultimate betrayal. Kitty begins her tenure at 2nd City Ink by finding out how far she can't go. Even with a baby on the way, Phor tries to put the brakes on his relationship with Nina, only to have to deal with her mother. Charmaine tries to balance reopening her tattoo shop with being a new mom, caring for a sick father, and the possible return of Draya.

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Goodbye Doesn't Mean Forever
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7.51
41 votes

#22 - Goodbye Doesn't Mean Forever

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired 12/28/2015

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Didn’t Say I Hate Her, I Just Don’t Like Her
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7.53
34 votes

#23 - Didn’t Say I Hate Her, I Just Don’t Like Her

Season 5 - Episode 8 - Aired 2/20/2019

Junior connects with himself and his past, and Charmaine puts Lily on blast as a racist. Meanwhile, all of 9MAG reacts to what happened on Friendsgiving, and Don tries to expand his horizons.

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The Future is Female
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7.54
24 votes

#24 - The Future is Female

Season 6 - Episode 1 - Aired 12/4/2019

Charmaine bounces back with a shop of her own, with London's hottest black female tattoo artist by her side.

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Barbie Tingz
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7.55
40 votes

#25 - Barbie Tingz

Season 4 - Episode 9 - Aired 8/1/2018

Ryan heads out to L.A. with big plans for a pop-up shop and a plot to rebuild the 9Mag brand, and Phor leaves it all behind in Chicago to also pursue his music dreams out west. Meanwhile, Cobra and Reese go head to head over Phor’s booth and Ryan gets advice from a super celebrity client.

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