The BEST Episodes of Miami Ink

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Sep 9, 2020

Network: TLC

Miami INK takes viewers into the inside world of tattooing. From the shop, to the artists, and their clients. Get an in depth look at the emotional stories behind the tattoos and the meaning people attach to them. People from all walks of life come for tattoos, from punk rock, to South Beach socialites, to celebrities. The series follows four master artists, Ami James, the tough guy of the bunch, Chris Garver, Darren Brass, Chris Nunez, and the apprentice Yojiro Harada. Ami, Darren, Chris, and Garver met ten years ago when they all studied in Miami under the world famous tattoo artist, the late Lou Sciberras. During their apprenticeship they all lived and worked together becoming the best of friends. Eventually they went their separate ways and opened up their own tattoo parlors in Los Angeles, New York, Connecticut, and South Beach. Their dream was to one day reunite and open their own tattoo parlor together as partners.

Kat & Ami Tattoo the Troops

#1 - Kat & Ami Tattoo the Troops

Season 2 - Episode 11 - Aired Oct 17, 2006

Ami creates a large tattoo on a man's back to represent significant turning points in his life, including his father's suicide and his coming out as gay. Kat creates an image of fifties pinup Bettie Page. Another man gets a design symbolizing the good and bad things of his life.

star 9.00
2 votes
Sink or Swim

#2 - Sink or Swim

Season 2 - Episode 13 - Aired Oct 31, 2006

Carver works on a novel design to celebrate a woman's brother, who died in Iraq. Ami has a morale dilemma with a client and may refuse the tattoo. Nunez and Ami do some charity work for "Amigos for Kids" and tech them how to draw.

star 9.00
2 votes
The Jeep

#3 - The Jeep

Season 2 - Episode 14 - Aired Nov 7, 2006

Garver draws a "Day of the Dead" skull to memorialize a legal battle. Ami creates a hot rod design to help a client reconcile with his father.

star 9.00
2 votes
Kat The Party Machine

#4 - Kat The Party Machine

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Aug 22, 2006

star 9.00
4 votes
History of the Circus Sideshow

#5 - History of the Circus Sideshow

Season 2 - Episode 15 - Aired Nov 28, 2006

Circus sideshow workers get tattoos of a rubber-chicken prop and the Coney Island Wonder Wheel ride.

star 9.00
2 votes
A Disgruntled Yoji

#6 - A Disgruntled Yoji

Season 2 - Episode 16 - Aired Dec 5, 2006

A man in medical school honors those who helped him; a woman pays tribute to her mother with a special pinup tattoo.

star 9.00
2 votes
Ami's Anger

#7 - Ami's Anger

Season 4 - Episode 9 - Aired Nov 13, 2007

With the stress of finding Kat's replacement, running the shop and managing the bar bearing down on him, Ami's having a tough time controlling his temper.Yoji almost loses it when he rubs off a stencil for a Koi he's working on.

star 9.00
2 votes
Skate or Die!

#8 - Skate or Die!

Season 4 - Episode 10 - Aired Nov 20, 2007

Yoji's been bulking up with workouts and weight gainer to combat Ami's bullying. And when mixed martial arts fighter, Paul Buentello offers to help him train, Yoji's in for a serious beat down in the ring.

star 9.00
2 votes
Through Thick and Thin

#9 - Through Thick and Thin

Season 4 - Episode 13 - Aired Dec 11, 2007

This week, Ami and Nunez perform their "civic duty" by judging a bikini contest, and the good times continues when Ami's kooky new client, Joni, who wants one of her artworks tattooed on her back.

star 9.00
2 votes
Staff, Staff, Staff

#10 - Staff, Staff, Staff

Season 4 - Episode 2 - Aired Jun 19, 2007

Not only are the guys down an artist at the shop with Kat gone, but the continued success of Love Hate means Ami and Nunez also need more staff at the bar. In the meantime, Ami helps Marissa put an end to the single life with a double happiness tattoo.

star 8.67
3 votes
Viva Las Vegas

#11 - Viva Las Vegas

Season 4 - Episode 6 - Aired Jul 24, 2007

Ami and Nunez head to Las Vegas so a major promoter can teach them the tricks of the trade and throw a party for their bar, Love/Hate. While they're away, Darren's pal, acclaimed tattoo artist Joe Capobianco, fills in at the shop.

star 8.67
3 votes
Bye-Bye Bridgette

#12 - Bye-Bye Bridgette

Season 2 - Episode 12 - Aired Oct 24, 2006

Garver uses a local pinup model to get inspiration for Roger's tattoo. Philip memorializes his dad's battle against cancer. Kat celebrates a full 10 years as a tattoo artist with a design by Corey Miller.

star 8.50
2 votes
We're All Family

#13 - We're All Family

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired Aug 15, 2006

star 8.50
2 votes
More Money, More Problems

#14 - More Money, More Problems

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired Jan 10, 2006

Trouble and confusion are brewing with the artists. They learn that as you get more money, you also get more problems. Ami buys his dream car and Darren puts his life and career on the line by drinking too much.

star 8.50
2 votes
Party All the Time

#15 - Party All the Time

Season 1 - Episode 14 - Aired Jan 24, 2006

Nunez's partying starts to get in the way of his work and demeans the shop's reputation. Meanwhile, Ami spends time with his mother, who is visiting from Israel.

star 8.50
2 votes
Weathering the Storm

#16 - Weathering the Storm

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired Jan 31, 2006

Tensions rise when Ami leaves town just as a huge storm is about to hit and leaves Chris Nunez in charge. Meanwhile, Darren tries to convince his wife to leave Connecticut and join him.

star 8.50
2 votes
Kat's Return, Ami's Ride

#17 - Kat's Return, Ami's Ride

Season 1 - Episode 14 - Aired Feb 7, 2006

Kat makes a surprise visit from Los Angeles, delighting the overworked staff, and Ami tries to get past the memory of a past accident and resume rising a motorcycle.

star 8.50
2 votes
Rock 'n' Roll All Night

#18 - Rock 'n' Roll All Night

Season 1 - Episode 17 - Aired Mar 7, 2006

Garver works on a guardian angel design while Ami finishes a Hindu-inspired piece and then undertakes a Hawaiian-themed design. However, with so much work to do, the long hours are getting to everyone.

star 8.50
2 votes
The Ink That Binds

#19 - The Ink That Binds

Season 1 - Episode 15 - Aired Mar 14, 2006

Darren does an inspirational tattoo to honor a man's uncle, while Garver does one for a woman who has struggled for years to overcome an eating disorder. Yoji's long work hours are affecting his family life, and the gang offers to look after his daughter while he and his wife see a family therapist. Meanwhile, the guys are jealous of Nunez's lunch date, and Ami places a radio ad for a friend who is looking for a fiancee.

star 8.50
2 votes
Goodbye Freedom

#20 - Goodbye Freedom

Season 1 - Episode 18 - Aired Apr 4, 2006

Darren's wife finally moves to Miami, forcing him to give up his notorious partying. Meanwhile, Yoji and Ami participate in a celebrity ping-pong tournament to benefit underprivileged kids. Nunez gives a young girl the design of her dreams, then helps another with an image to keep her mother's memory alive. Meanwhile, Darren gives his father a first tattoo, and Garver places an image of the World Trade Center on a skateboarder.

star 8.50
2 votes
Made in Japan

#21 - Made in Japan

Season 1 - Episode 19 - Aired Apr 11, 2006

Against Ami's wishes, Yoji gets a Mohawk haircut and adds a tattoo to his head. But Ami can't complain too much when apprentice Yoji finally gets his first paying client. Ami does a rosary design for a girl in memory of her grandfather, Darren makes a design to remind a rock musician that you only live once, and Garver creates a skull tattoo. Later, the guys temporarily leave the tattoo world and collaborate on paintings for an international art show.

star 8.50
2 votes
Von D Family Bonding

#22 - Von D Family Bonding

Season 2 - Episode 17 - Aired Dec 12, 2006

A rapper gets the words "forgive us" inked; Darren designs a tattoo for a line of custom choppers.

star 8.50
2 votes
The Car Star

#23 - The Car Star

Season 2 - Episode 18 - Aired Dec 19, 2006

Overhaulin' host Chris Jacobs gets a tattoo.

star 8.50
2 votes
Garver's Injury

#24 - Garver's Injury

Season 2 - Episode 19 - Aired Dec 26, 2006

A Madre de Agua (mother of water) tattoo is done by Kat for a woman who lost her father; a man gets a clock and crying-woman image to symbolize time he lost with his loved ones while incarcerated.

star 8.50
2 votes
Back to their Roots

#25 - Back to their Roots

Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired Mar 20, 2007

Graffiti artist G-Wiz has abandoned illegal activities in favor of a mural project for a local charity, and asks Darren and Nunez to assist, but they aren't sure if they still have the necessary skills.

star 8.50
2 votes