The Best Episodes of Ink Master
Last Updated: Feb 14, 2019
Hosted by rock legend Dave Navarro and judged by icons of the tattoo world, Chris Núñez and Oliver Peck, 10 of the country's most creative and skilled tattoo artists descend on NYC to compete for a hundred thousand dollars and the title of INK MASTER. The stakes couldn't be higher with "living canvasses" donating their skin to be permanently marked in this adrenalized competition elimination.
#3 - Grudge Match Finale
Season 11 - Episode 16
Christian Buckingham and Cleen Rock One return to settle the grudge match once and for all. The battle concludes as the top three artists reveal their 35-hour master canvas tattoos and one artist wins the title of Ink Master.
#7 - Eyes of the Beholder
Season 3 - Episode 10
The artists take on eyelid tattoos, and Tatu Baby fights back when Joshua goes on the attack. Then, a portrait challenge sees one canvas get inked with an image of Dave.
#8 - Who's Got the Power?
Season 11 - Episode 13
With only six artists remaining, the power to control the game is everything. The battle for $100,000 and the title of Ink Master is more intense than ever before when the artists must collaborate to create powerful tattoos.
#12 - Bio-Mechanical Failure
Season 8 - Episode 14
Stakes are at a competition-high when the artists must work in teams to transform canvases into cyborgs.
#15 - Fight to the Finale
Season 5 - Episode 15
The last four artists battle it out with emotional outbursts, explosive fights, incredible tattoos and total fails.
#16 - No One Is Safe
Season 8 - Episode 15
The battle comes to a head as the top four artists must endure a grueling tattoo marathon.
#17 - Firing Squad
Season 5 - Episode 14
Artists battle for the top four spots; a top artist designs the tattoo that determines who stays and gets a shot at $100,000.
#18 - Duck and Cover Up
Season 8 - Episode 11
One artist cracks after a difficult Flash Challenge in which the artists try to rework tramp stamps.
#23 - The Bigger They Are
Season 2 - Episode 12
Skill of the Week: All skills previously tested. Flash Challenge: None Elimination Challenge: Tattoo a design for a professional athlete.
#25 - Predator/Prey
Season 6 - Episode 7
In the most insane challenge yet, the artists must tattoo 4 on 1 to transform canvases into wild animals.