The BEST episodes of Black Ink Crew: New York

Every episode of Black Ink Crew: New York ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Black Ink Crew: New York!

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

Last Updated: 2/20/2024Network: VH1Status: Continuing
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Meet The Press
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8.83
6 votes

#1 - Meet The Press

Season 9 - Episode 12 - Aired 2/28/2022

Ceaser holds a press conference -- which Ted ditches -- to address Crystal's allegations and the court of public opinion, and Tatti hosts a backyard barbecue to raise the crew's spirits.

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Black Ink: I Do's and I Don'ts
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8.80
5 votes

#2 - Black Ink: I Do's and I Don'ts

Season 10 - Episode 20 - Aired 7/17/2023

Puma and Ted take the new artists to Atlanta for an elimination challenge at Miya Bailey's tattoo shop, Rok seeks his mom's approval, and Miracle takes on an ambitious piercing project.

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Always Kill Donna!
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8.67
52 votes

#3 - Always Kill Donna!

Season 7 - Episode 11 - Aired 11/28/2018

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.

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Su Casa Es Mi Casa
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8.67
3 votes

#4 - Su Casa Es Mi Casa

Season 10 - Episode 16 - Aired 6/19/2023

Ted accuses Puma of being self-centered, the new artists are keen to prove themselves in a New York City-themed tattoo competition, and Nychelle puts Alex on blast for being flaky.

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My Favorite Smurf
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8.60
72 votes

#5 - My Favorite Smurf

Season 7 - Episode 6 - Aired 10/17/2018

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.

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Foot in That Sauce
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8.57
7 votes

#6 - Foot in That Sauce

Season 9 - Episode 3 - Aired 5/3/2021

Walt talks to Jess and deals with the consequences of his actions. Donna takes her CBD business to new heights, while Tatti continues to fight to regain her manager position.

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The Break-Up
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8.55
20 votes

#7 - The Break-Up

Season 2 - Episode 16 - Aired 4/14/2014

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.

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Basic and Predictable
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8.54
35 votes

#8 - Basic and Predictable

Season 8 - Episode 13 - Aired 11/6/2019

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.

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It's Better When a Woman is in Charge
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8.45
11 votes

#9 - It's Better When a Woman is in Charge

Season 9 - Episode 8 - Aired 6/7/2021

Ceaser decides to have the artists put their art where their mouth is by conducting the first Black Ink tattoo competition. Bae deals with the aftermath of the Atlanta shootings while Donna drives a wedge with her insensitive co...

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Vax the Block
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8.43
7 votes

#10 - Vax the Block

Season 9 - Episode 11 - Aired 2/21/2022

Ceaser and the crew throw a block party to help stop the spread of COVID in the community by offering free tattoos for vaccines.

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My Big Fat Black Ink Wedding
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8.43
40 votes

#11 - My Big Fat Black Ink Wedding

Season 7 - Episode 13 - Aired 12/12/2018

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.

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Something In The Water
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8.42
19 votes

#12 - Something In The Water

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired 11/18/2013

O'S**t reaches new "baby mama" heights when he reveals that he has yet another child on the way while Dutchess is thrilled when rapper Kid Ink stops by the shop.

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BIC: The New Class
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8.40
5 votes

#13 - BIC: The New Class

Season 10 - Episode 13 - Aired 5/29/2023

Draya, Nychelle, Ted and Puma scout potential new Black Ink artists at a mixer, Krystal covers up her tattoo for Rok, and Tatti shares her pregnancy news with Jemz.

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Lawyer Up!
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8.39
28 votes

#14 - Lawyer Up!

Season 8 - Episode 15 - Aired 11/20/2019

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

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Ka Mate
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8.36
14 votes

#15 - Ka Mate

Season 8 - Episode 25 - Aired 4/22/2020

Walt and Jess have a destination wedding in tropical Hawaii.

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Dirty Donna
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8.35
65 votes

#16 - Dirty Donna

Season 6 - Episode 20 - Aired 5/2/2018

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

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Six Weeks Later
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8.33
3 votes

#17 - Six Weeks Later

Season 10 - Episode 11 - Aired 5/15/2023

Puma tries to inspire the crew with a new upscale location, Rok and Krystal deal with the fallout of their break up and Ted takes a stand.

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Welcome to NJ!
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8.33
3 votes

#18 - Welcome to NJ!

Season 10 - Episode 15 - Aired 6/12/2023

Eight tattoo artists move into a mansion in New Jersey where they'll have two months to earn their spot at Black Ink, and Ted tries to get Spyder on board with Puma's vision.

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Two Grapes on Pool Tables
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8.32
59 votes

#19 - Two Grapes on Pool Tables

Season 7 - Episode 8 - Aired 10/31/2018

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.

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Your Dog's Sister
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8.32
59 votes

#20 - Your Dog's Sister

Season 7 - Episode 10 - Aired 11/14/2018

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.

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Black Ink Prom
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8.30
10 votes

#21 - Black Ink Prom

Season 8 - Episode 16 - Aired 11/27/2019

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.

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I Did Not Sleep With That Woman!
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8.27
26 votes

#22 - I Did Not Sleep With That Woman!

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired 11/11/2013

Ted and Ceaser decide to take a little trip across town to surprise Puma at his new shop and later Ceaser confronts Walt about his drinking.

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Black Ink Matters
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8.25
16 votes

#23 - Black Ink Matters

Season 8 - Episode 23 - Aired 4/8/2020

Ceaser and the crew are still reeling from the news that the landlord wants them out of 113th in 30 days. Ceaser decides to do everything in his power to save the shop. Meanwhile, Donna has an uncomfortable chat with Tati, and Walt hits rock bottom.

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The New Black Ink Harlem
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8.25
4 votes

#24 - The New Black Ink Harlem

Season 10 - Episode 22 - Aired 7/31/2023

As Ted and Puma prepare to open the new shop, Alex weighs a big move, Ted's past felony threatens the lease signing, and Spyder crashes the launch party to deliver a message.

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Between a Rok and a Hard Place
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8.22
9 votes

#25 - Between a Rok and a Hard Place

Season 9 - Episode 6 - Aired 5/24/2021

After a rocky start in Atlanta, things only get worse as Rok and Krystal's relationship is tested by an artist in the Atlanta crew; Donna and Tatti's argument over a space in the new shop spills over into their personal lives.

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