The BEST Episodes of LA Ink

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Feb 15, 2021

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 - Aired Apr 3, 2008

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 - Aired Sep 1, 2010

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 - Aired Feb 19, 2008

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 - Aired Mar 27, 2008

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
Kat's Back

#5 - Kat's Back

Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired Jul 9, 2009

Kat has been gone for months on her book tour and now returns to LA Ink. The shop has gotten more sucessful, even with Hannah and Kim gone.

star 8.63
35 votes
Cover Girl

#6 - Cover Girl

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 30, 2008

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
The Black Widow

#7 - The Black Widow

Season 4 - Episode 7 - Aired Sep 22, 2010

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
LA Ink Grand Opening

#8 - LA Ink Grand Opening

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Aug 21, 2007

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 8.34
80 votes
Kat Tales

#9 - Kat Tales

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired Dec 4, 2008

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
Kat & Jesse in Baja

#10 - Kat & Jesse in Baja

Season 4 - Episode 19 - Aired Sep 1, 2011

star 8.06
31 votes
Kat Gets Hypnotized

#11 - Kat Gets Hypnotized

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Nov 13, 2008

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

#12 - Hannah and Corey Jam Session

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired Dec 11, 2008

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
While Kat's Away

#13 - While Kat's Away

Season 4 - Episode 20 - Aired Sep 8, 2011

star 8.00
1 votes
Kim Looks for Love

#14 - Kim Looks for Love

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Oct 2, 2007

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?

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

Season 1 - Episode 14 - Aired Jan 1, 2008

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
Kat Gets a Scare

#16 - Kat Gets a Scare

Season 1 - Episode 21 - Aired Feb 28, 2008

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
New Beginnings

#17 - New Beginnings

Season 1 - Episode 17 - Aired Jan 29, 2008

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

#18 - Funny Farm

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired Dec 18, 2008

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
Welcome Home Kat

#19 - Welcome Home Kat

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Aug 7, 2007

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 7.79
38 votes
The Worst Day Ever

#20 - The Worst Day Ever

Season 1 - Episode 23 - Aired Mar 13, 2008

Pixie's bad work habits have the other artists fed up and forces Kat to make a hard decision about Pixie's future as the Shop Manager. But as things continue to get worse, Kat tries her best to keep the fighting away fro the clients.

star 7.71
7 votes
66 Nikki's

#21 - 66 Nikki's

Season 2 - Episode 12 - Aired Jan 15, 2009

Nikki Sixx's work with Covenant House inspires Kat to get involved, but she stresses out when planning a benefit goes down to the wire. Olympic soccer star Natasha Kai stops by the shop to show off the gold. Corey dedicates a tattoo to his son.

star 7.67
3 votes
Boobs Rule

#22 - Boobs Rule

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Aug 28, 2007

While bathing suit shopping with Pixie, Kat learns her recent weight loss has changed more than her waistline. Pixie gives Kat the hard sell on breast implants. But before Kat goes under the knife, she does a test run on the girls at the shop.

star 7.65
31 votes
New Beginnings

#23 - New Beginnings

Season 4 - Episode 14 - Aired Jul 28, 2011

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 7.61
61 votes
Kim's Big Deal

#24 - Kim's Big Deal

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired Nov 20, 2008

Kim's asked to provide artwork for a shoe manufacturer's new line. Meanwhile, Hannah and Corey meet one of the country's top female rally-car drivers.

star 7.60
5 votes
Pixie Moonlights

#25 - Pixie Moonlights

Season 1 - Episode 15 - Aired Jan 15, 2008

Kat considers how to deal with Pixie's absence from the shop when Kat was on vacation. While Pixie asks for a day off to moonlight as a make-up artist. But everyone is glad that Hannah finally returns to LA.

star 7.57
7 votes