LA Ink

The WORST episodes of LA Ink

Every episode of LA Ink ever, ranked from worst to best by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The worst episodes of LA Ink!

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.

Last Updated: 7/12/2022Network: TLC
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What's Wrong Kat?
star
4.67
3 votes

#1 - What's Wrong Kat?

Season 3 - Episode 16 - Aired 3/4/2010

Kat's cat, Ludwig, is very sick and she is having a hard time dealing with it and Liz's superior attitude after she found out there are four "Shop Manager" positions and the basics of the job. While Craig questions Aubry's competence at American Electric and gets a visit from his brother.

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Training Day
star
5.00
3 votes

#2 - Training Day

Season 3 - Episode 15 - Aired 2/25/2010

Liz, the new shop manager, is no-nonsense and Kat likes it. However, it is not sitting well with the rest of the crew. Paulie and Amy are trying to hookup Aubry with a job at American Electric, but they are struggling.

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Challenge for Kat
star
5.00
4 votes

#3 - Challenge for Kat

Season 3 - Episode 20 - Aired 4/1/2010

Amputees, Rob and Scott, get prosthetic limbs tattooed by Kat and she enforces shop policy with Corey and the rest of the team. Paulie's client invites him to work on Snoop Dogg's music video.

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Time is Up
star
5.00
2 votes

#4 - Time is Up

Season 3 - Episode 24 - Aired 4/29/2010

Kat and Corey's friendship is at the breaking point when Corey is acting out against High Voltage. Liz's time at the shop comes to an end when Kat learns of her lie. Amy's Irish boyfriend comes to America.

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Oh Brother
star
5.50
2 votes

#5 - Oh Brother

Season 4 - Episode 8 - Aired 9/29/2010

Kat convinces Michael to run a marathon, but after he drops out, she finds other ways to spend time with him. American Electric celebrates its 11th anniversary, and Paulie's refusal to participate angers Craig just as much as Amy's surprise guest.

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Tramp Stamp of Approval
star
5.57
7 votes

#6 - Tramp Stamp of Approval

Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired 8/27/2009

In the previous episode, Aubry was thinking about getting a tattoo and now thinks getting it at shop will earn some brownie points. However, Kat is worried that she isn't doing it for the right reason.

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Feeling the Heat
star
5.75
4 votes

#7 - Feeling the Heat

Season 3 - Episode 21 - Aired 4/8/2010

The tension between Kat and Corey is causing mounting pressure in the shop. Corey is disenchanted with the lack of shop support at his band performance. Aubry is furious when she finds out Paulie met with Corey.

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Blonde Ambition
star
6.00
5 votes

#8 - Blonde Ambition

Season 3 - Episode 11 - Aired 9/17/2009

Kat gives Motorhead's Lemmy a tattoo; Hannah and her daughter bond in hopes of figuring out the past; Kat plans a celebration since her brother is coming for a visit.

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Showdown at the Shop
star
6.00
3 votes

#9 - Showdown at the Shop

Season 3 - Episode 14 - Aired 2/18/2010

The argument between Corey and Aubry is now at a head and Kat must now decide what to do about it, while in the wake of Karoline leaving the shop

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Whose Party Is It?
star
6.00
3 votes

#10 - Whose Party Is It?

Season 3 - Episode 17 - Aired 3/11/2010

Rap superstar, Soulja Boy, gets a tattoo from Kat and the planning of a party at the shop puts Kat in the middle of feuding Adrienne and Liz. Aubry debates about removing her LA Ink tattoo.

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Gone Too Far
star
6.00
4 votes

#11 - Gone Too Far

Season 3 - Episode 18 - Aired 3/18/2010

The tension between Adrienne and Liz is getting to be too much for Kat and she puts an end to it, while Cory's stress is showing. Paulie gets his color skills tested and Aubry decides on another tattoo at American Electric.

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Enough is Enough!
star
6.00
3 votes

#12 - Enough is Enough!

Season 3 - Episode 19 - Aired 3/25/2010

The war between Adrienne and Liz has gotten out of hand and Kat has had enough. Aubry crosses the line at American Electric with her plans for a makeup studio.

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LA Pink
star
6.20
5 votes

#13 - LA Pink

Season 3 - Episode 12 - Aired 9/24/2009

Kat reaccounts how a doctor's appointment brought the anxiety of possible cancer into her life and Aubry is still trying to fit in but Corey is not buying it.

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Tick, Tock, Biological Clock
star
6.33
6 votes

#14 - Tick, Tock, Biological Clock

Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired 8/6/2009

Aubry has been trying to fit in at the shop but her efforts are causing tension. Kat asks everyone to make her feel welcome and to show it, she sets Aubry up with one of Kat's good friends. While on the date Aubry announces she wants a baby.

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Addicted
star
6.48
60 votes

#15 - Addicted

Season 4 - Episode 17 - Aired 8/18/2011

Kat uncovers Arianna's dark secret, when it becomes a matter of life and death. Meanwhile, Dan plays a dodgy prank that turns the shop into a warzone - and Rooftop takes a permanent hit.

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It's All In The Family
star
6.50
4 votes

#16 - It's All In The Family

Season 2 - Episode 11 - Aired 1/8/2009

Kat gives Motorhead's Lemmy a tattoo; Hannah and her daughter bond in hopes of figuring out the past; Kat plans a celebration since her brother is coming for a visit.

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Tensions Between Friends
star
6.50
2 votes

#17 - Tensions Between Friends

Season 3 - Episode 22 - Aired 4/15/2010

Tension in the shop is escalating, especially when Liz reveals details about Corey's private conversation. Liz's true motivations are discovered when she seeks out Aubry.

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Caught in a Lie
star
6.50
2 votes

#18 - Caught in a Lie

Season 3 - Episode 23 - Aired 4/22/2010

Liz gives Corey time off without checking with Kat, while she is away at a battered woman's benefit. Liz is call out by Adrienne and Dan about it and Aubry quits.

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Feelings Rule
star
6.63
8 votes

#19 - Feelings Rule

Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired 8/20/2009

Kat begins a second book based on her private tattoo journals work that triggers deep emotional reactions. Aubry ponders getting a tattoo. Paulie worries about not getting any clients and his feelings hit the boiling point.

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Sobriety & Sisterhood
star
6.71
7 votes

#20 - Sobriety & Sisterhood

Season 3 - Episode 9 - Aired 9/3/2009

The shop marks Kat's two year soberity aniversery with a special surprise, while Kat celebrates the occasion by tattooing her sister Karoline. Aubry plans hitting the stage to perform stand up comedy.

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Outside Interests
star
6.75
4 votes

#21 - Outside Interests

Season 3 - Episode 10 - Aired 9/10/2009

Dan reminds Kat that he's taking a break to record songs with his band and she is caught off guard. Paulie's frustration with the lack of work leads to a heated blowout.

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Kat Bares It All
star
6.80
10 votes

#22 - Kat Bares It All

Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired 7/23/2009

Kat uses her new cosmetic line to make herself completely tattooless in a racy New York photo shoot promotion. Meanwhile Kat's friend, Nikko stuns everyone with a gory portrait while he guest spots.

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Skate Ramp
star
6.83
6 votes

#23 - Skate Ramp

Season 1 - Episode 19 - Aired 2/12/2008

Kat decides to build a full sized skate ramp inside the shop. But Hannah, whose work station will be right next to the ramp, doesn't like the idea and thinks bad things will happen. Meanwhile, because of the construction in the shop, Corey and Kim are forced to work in Corey's shop.

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Master Cleanse
star
6.84
51 votes

#24 - Master Cleanse

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 9/4/2007

Kat's overworked and tired, so Kim suggests that they both do a cleanse. Kat raises the stakes by making a bet to see who can last longer.The loser will get tattooed by Steve O.Nashville's Emerson Drive stops by the shop to celebrate their first #1 song.

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While Kat's Away, Aubry Will Play
star
6.89
9 votes

#25 - While Kat's Away, Aubry Will Play

Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired 8/13/2009

When Kat finds out she must travel back to New York City to help promote her new fragrance line, she brings in tattoo artist, Dan Smith, to help out in the busy shop. Meanwhile, Aubry’s antics wear Adrienne down as the work piles up.

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