The BEST Episodes of Black Ink Crew: New York

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Sep 18, 2021

Network: VH1

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

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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 8.73
52 votes
It's Better When a Woman is in Charge

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

Season 9 - Episode 8 - Aired Jun 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...

star 8.70
10 votes
My Favorite Smurf

#3 - 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
75 votes
Foot in That Sauce

#4 - Foot in That Sauce

Season 9 - Episode 3 - Aired May 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.

star 8.57
7 votes
Basic and Predictable

#5 - 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
Black in Business

#6 - Black in Business

Season 9 - Episode 1 - Aired Apr 19, 2021

After the pandemic shutdown and the loss of his first Black Ink shop, Ceaser has a new lease on life and is determined to get the crew back together; Ceaser honours essential workers by giving out free tattoos.

star 8.50
8 votes
Between a Rok and a Hard Place

#7 - Between a Rok and a Hard Place

Season 9 - Episode 6 - Aired May 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.

star 8.50
8 votes
Ships and Honey Dips

#8 - Ships and Honey Dips

Season 9 - Episode 9 - Aired Jun 14, 2021

Puma and the crew worry about Alex and Donna's relationship, Tatti gets frustrating news about her family, and Ted organizes a musical showcase featuring a performance from Krystal.

star 8.44
9 votes
My Big Fat Black Ink Wedding

#9 - 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 8.43
42 votes
Lawyer Up!

#10 - 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
Black Ink Matters

#11 - Black Ink Matters

Season 8 - Episode 23 - Aired Apr 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.

star 8.40
15 votes
Two Grapes on Pool Tables

#12 - 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
Ka Mate

#13 - Ka Mate

Season 8 - Episode 25 - Aired Apr 22, 2020

Walt and Jess have a destination wedding in tropical Hawaii.

star 8.38
13 votes
Mile High Ink

#14 - Mile High Ink

Season 9 - Episode 4 - Aired May 10, 2021

Bae is officially back at the Brooklyn shop; Ceaser decides to relocate the entire crew to Atlanta; Puma's nerves get the best of him when someone tests positive for COVID.

star 8.38
8 votes
Your Dog's Sister

#15 - 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 8.33
60 votes
Black Ink Prom

#16 - 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 8.33
9 votes
The Story of the Spyder and the Fish

#17 - The Story of the Spyder and the Fish

Season 9 - Episode 7 - Aired May 31, 2021

Tensions between Donna and the team come to a head when the Black Ink bosses decide to bring the teams together for some team bonding in the woods.

star 8.33
9 votes
Bye Bye Atlanta!

#18 - Bye Bye Atlanta!

Season 9 - Episode 10 - Aired Jun 21, 2021

Ceaser plans a final party in Atlanta and stuns Suzette when he gets down on one knee. Walt goes to extreme lengths to prove his innocence. Quani pressures Puma to make a life-changing decision and Donna and Alex's relationship...

star 8.33
9 votes
New Levels, New Devils

#19 - New Levels, New Devils

Season 9 - Episode 2 - Aired Apr 26, 2021

Things come to a head after Ceaser & Tedddy confront Walter about the 125th break-in

star 8.27
11 votes
Signature Not Required

#20 - 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 8.23
56 votes
Free Coats

#21 - 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 8.20
49 votes
My Little Broke Friends

#22 - My Little Broke Friends

Season 9 - Episode 5 - Aired May 17, 2021

The crew moves into their new mansion in Atlanta; Tatti gets a promotion at the shop; Donna starts a new hustle; a family crisis devastates Ceaser; Quani joins Puma in Atlanta and brings along some unexpected guests.

star 8.20
10 votes
Sky Priority

#23 - 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 8.17
52 votes
The Lingerie Soiree

#24 - 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 8.16
106 votes
The Break-Up

#25 - 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