The BEST Episodes of L.A. Ink

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Oct 10, 2019

Network: TLC

Kat Von D has come home to Los Angeles to fulfill her dream of opening up her own tattoo shop. The news has spread and celebrities, rising starlets, punk rockers, musicians and tattoo collectors alike are lining up for some of Kat's famous black and grey ink. In a city known for its tattoo culture, LA Ink is sure to stand out -- drawing clients from all over the world and from all walks of life. But with popularity comes headaches, drama and a lot of hard work. Playing by her own rules, Kat lives a fast-paced, rebel lifestyle. Hers is a life of freedom: she sets her own schedule, picks her clients, sleeps late,and parties all night. For her shop to be a success, Kat will need to learn how to balance her lifestyle and her business while managing a colorful staff of renowned artists. LA Ink will offer a rare glimpse into an LA that is seldom seen, through the eyes of a true insider.

On The Rocks...

#1 - On The Rocks...

Season 1 - Episode 26

Kat and Orbi's relationship is on the rocks, but Kat chooses to focus on her work and Musink, her tattoo and music covention instead.

star 8.80
5 votes
The Rock Rolls

#2 - The Rock Rolls

Season 4 - Episode 4

Kat decides to bring Corey back after listening to the rest of the crew. However, it maybe too late since he may have changed his mind. At American Electric, the tension explodes between Amy and Ruthless and Paulie is almost speechless when a new visitor walks in.

star 8.75
4 votes
Kat's World Record

#3 - Kat's World Record

Season 1 - Episode 20

Kat decides it's time for her to set a Guinness World Record by doing 400 tattoos in 24 hours. However with less than one week until the big day, Kat think she might be attempting the impossible.

star 8.75
4 votes
Orbi's Secret

#4 - Orbi's Secret

Season 1 - Episode 25

Orbi, Kat's boyfriend, secretly meets with Kat's dad to confess his true feelings about Kat and the future of their relationship.

star 8.67
6 votes
Rock and Ink

#5 - Rock and Ink

Season 4 - Episode 9

Kat auctions off a tattoo for charity, Nikki Sixx interviews Dan on his radio show, and the crew goes to see Dan's band at The House of Blues. Corey walks in to find Aubry getting tattooed, and Amy finds herself between a rock and a hard place.

star 8.57
7 votes
Kat & Jesse in Baja

#6 - Kat & Jesse in Baja

Season 4 - Episode 19

star 8.50
4 votes
Cover Girl

#7 - Cover Girl

Season 2 - Episode 4

Kat takes her brother, sister and a reporter from Latina magazine, to her hometown for a trip down Von D memory lane for a cover story. While phenomenal booty model, Elke the Stallion, asks Corey for a special set of wings.

star 8.50
4 votes
New Beginnings

#8 - New Beginnings

Season 4 - Episode 14

In the last 9 months, Kat has had a successful gallery opening, a whirlwind book tour, survived a devastating house fire and got engaged to her soul mate, Jesse James. The High Voltage crew tries to keep up as Kat starts over.

star 8.43
7 votes
The Black Widow

#9 - The Black Widow

Season 4 - Episode 7

Kat wakes up to find that a spider has bitten her eye, and the possibility of surgery scares her just as much as not being able to tattoo. Corey calms the tension at American Electric when he agrees to tattoo Amy and Paulie.

star 8.38
8 votes
Kat Tales

#10 - Kat Tales

Season 2 - Episode 8

Kat's up against a tight deadline on her latest project-a book about her art-and she's still got some important things to get done. Matt Bradley, of Discovery's "Deadliest Catch," steps off his fishing boat and into the shop.

star 8.33
3 votes
Strictly Business

#11 - Strictly Business

Season 4 - Episode 6

Corey dishs the dirt in a magazine interview while Kat travels to New York give bad news to her editor of her second book and meet with Sephora.

star 8.17
6 votes
Kat's New Roomate

#12 - Kat's New Roomate

Season 4 - Episode 15

While balancing a long distance relationship with her fiancé, Jesse James, Kat decides to design her own wedding dress with help from the designers of her new clothing line. Later, she heads to NYC for a Sephora photo shoot.

star 8.13
7 votes
Kat Gets Hypnotized

#13 - Kat Gets Hypnotized

Season 2 - Episode 6

The smokers at the shop decide to get help from a hypnotist to kick the habit. While Kat brings to life Don's photo of his wife, Yolanda Perez shares her difficulties being a single mom.

star 8.00
4 votes
Hannah and Corey Jam Session

#14 - Hannah and Corey Jam Session

Season 2 - Episode 9

Naheed crosses a line when Kat gives her a heavy metal momma on a black horse with razor teeth on her forearm. Dan, a world-famous architect isn't too sure he wants a tattoo, then isn't certain Hannah's up to doing his very complicated artwork!

star 8.00
4 votes
Tats for Japan

#15 - Tats for Japan

Season 4 - Episode 16

Kat and the crew decide to throw a benefit for the earthquake victims in Japan, but find out High Voltage may not be so safe when the big one hits. Tensions rise when Rooftop and Arianna take Kat's car and blow the tires out.

star 8.00
3 votes
While Kat's Away

#16 - While Kat's Away

Season 4 - Episode 20

star 8.00
1 votes
LA Ink Grand Opening

#17 - LA Ink Grand Opening

Season 1 - Episode 3

LA Ink is open for business and Kat Von D and her crew celebrate with a huge rock n roll bash! It's been a struggle getting her dream shop off the ground but it's done and now the whole city will see if Kat has what it takes to run her own business.

star 8.00
26 votes
Corey's Vasectomy

#18 - Corey's Vasectomy

Season 1 - Episode 6

Corey contemplates getting a vasectomy, but it's a tougher decision then he thought it would be. Kat surprises Pixie by getting a portrait tattoo of her to show her how much she loves her. In the shop, Hannah tattoos a fighting fish on Raye.

star 7.95
20 votes
Kim Looks for Love

#19 - Kim Looks for Love

Season 1 - Episode 9

Kim is sick of being single and is ready to find love. The crew decides to find her a man and Kim finally takes a gamble on love at the Drag Queen Bingo.

star 7.93
14 votes
Kat's Back, Where's Hannah?

#20 - Kat's Back, Where's Hannah?

Season 1 - Episode 14

Kat returns to the shop to find that Hannah is still in Chicago. And that Pixie took a week off from work - without telling her! Plus, Kat comes up with an idea for a tattoo and music convention called "Musink."

star 7.90
10 votes
The Missing Piece

#21 - The Missing Piece

Season 4 - Episode 10

After noticing that her crew is acting strange, Kat starts digging for information only to find that she may have ruined a great surprise. At American Electric, Ruthless realizes that Amy is covering for Paulie and threatens to tell Craig.

star 7.89
9 votes
Kat Gets a Scare

#22 - Kat Gets a Scare

Season 1 - Episode 21

Kat feels some really bad pains and decides it's time to consult her doctor. But as her pains continue to get worse, she decides to go in for a second opinion. Something urgent is discovered and Kat is rushed in for emergency surgery.

star 7.86
7 votes
Welcome Home Kat

#23 - Welcome Home Kat

Season 1 - Episode 1

Kat Von D is back in her hometown of LA and she's fulfilling her dream of opening her own tattoo shop. She found a hot location and she plans to make it the coolest shop in town. As construction gets underway, Kat looks everywhere for her dream team.

star 7.84
37 votes
New Beginnings

#24 - New Beginnings

Season 1 - Episode 17

Amist all the tension between the crew, they decide to put it all behind them and make a fresh start. Kat hires her sister, Karoline, to be her personal assistant while she plans a special surprise with the help of comedian Tom Green.

star 7.83
6 votes
Funny Farm

#25 - Funny Farm

Season 2 - Episode 10

Kat signs up for a big project outside the tattoo shop - redecorating her musician boyfriend Nikki Sixx's recording studio, Funny Farm. Kim gives soap actor Kristoff St. John a philosophical to remind him what makes him strong.

star 7.80
5 votes