The BEST Episodes of NY Ink

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Aug 24, 2020

Network: TLC

NY Ink follows Ami James as he puts it all on the line to become the Tattoo King of New York. Always looking for his next big challenge, Ami's new shop will be opening up right in the heart of SoHo. A new shop means hiring a whole new crew, and with that, a whole new set of problems.

Kings of NY

#1 - Kings of NY

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Dec 29, 2011

The Wooster Street Social Club (aka NY Ink) is finally a success and now new problem are in the future including the balance of work and family.

star 8.98
50 votes
Love and Hate

#2 - Love and Hate

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Jan 19, 2012

Ami is missing his little girl and he takes Tommy to South Beach. They stop in and hang out with the crew from Love/Hate (aka Miami Ink).

star 8.62
13 votes
Boiling Point

#3 - Boiling Point

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Feb 2, 2012

The tensions between Ami and Billy break and Billy must now decide between friendship and his apprenticeship. The girls set Robear up on a speed dating event.

star 8.36
42 votes
Last Man Standing

#4 - Last Man Standing

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Jul 21, 2011

The season ends with Ami finally having enough with Chris and Megan finds herself stuck in between. The crew's future together is uncertain when youngest female Survivor winner Jenna Morasca arrives for a tattoo.

star 8.30
46 votes
New Kids on the Block

#5 - New Kids on the Block

Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired Apr 4, 2013

In the Season 3 premiere, new staff members at the Wooster St. Social Club are introduced; country-music singer Brantley Gilbert gets a sleeve tattoo; and Megan needs help with a client who doesn't speak English.

star 8.20
20 votes
Fight or Flight

#6 - Fight or Flight

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired Mar 1, 2012

Ami confronts Chris regarding the trash talk of Wooster Street, while Megan decides whether to follow love or career. Ami is looking for a partner to help run the shop and asks Tim to fill the role.

star 8.15
41 votes
Movin' On Up

#7 - Movin' On Up

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired Feb 9, 2012

Now that Billy has quit Wooster Street Social Club, he needs to make it as a tattoo artist and asks for Chris's help. Megan is falling in love with a friend and worries it will ruin the friendship if it doesn't work out.

star 8.04
46 votes
Achy Breaky Back & Yoji's Bathroom Bound

#8 - Achy Breaky Back & Yoji's Bathroom Bound

Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired Apr 11, 2013

Rodrigo's back pain makes working difficult, so he and Yoji search for an acupuncturist in Chinatown for relief. Meanwhile, a practical joke backfires.

star 8.04
46 votes
Granny Is Inked and Ami Is Angry!

#9 - Granny Is Inked and Ami Is Angry!

Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired May 2, 2013

More than 100 customers have lined up to see Tim Hendricks but are annoyed after he doesn't show up. Tommy's tattoo skills are put to the test when a octogenarian comes for her first tattoo.

star 8.00
15 votes
Think Again

#10 - Think Again

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Jul 7, 2011

Ami must be brutally honest with Jessica when a photoshoot threatens to interfere with her work at the shop and Tommy's constant pranks are upsetting Robear.

star 7.94
129 votes
The Gloves Are Off

#11 - The Gloves Are Off

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Jun 9, 2011

With the shop's rough opening week, Chris Torres is causing problems and Ami decides whether to fire his first employee already.

star 7.91
132 votes
Boobs, Burlesque and a Crotch Tattoo

#12 - Boobs, Burlesque and a Crotch Tattoo

Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired Apr 25, 2013

A female customer comes storming into the shop claiming that Lee offered her a free tattoo while he was drunk. Lee also has to deal with figuring out if he cheated on his girlfriend or not. A client informs Megan about her future with her boyfriend.

star 7.90
20 votes

#13 - Dis-Appointment

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Jun 16, 2011

Megan's partying is affecting her work and Tim Hendricks' easy going attitude is interfering with the business.

star 7.90
129 votes
Roosters and Romance

#14 - Roosters and Romance

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Jul 14, 2011

The shop is floundering with the lack of appointments and former Miami Ink apprentice Yoji arrives for a visit. As Chris's relationship with Megan is heating up, his behaviour is getting worse.

star 7.89
101 votes
Blood is Thicker Than Ink

#15 - Blood is Thicker Than Ink

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Jun 23, 2011

Billy, Ami's apprentice and friend, is reaching his breaking point. When Megan's boyfriend cheats with her best friend, Chris sees an opportunity for romance.

star 7.87
100 votes
Out of the Box

#16 - Out of the Box

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Jun 30, 2011

The shop isn't financially stable and Ami is worried. Jessica tries to help but makes things worse.

star 7.87
99 votes
While Ami's Away, the Clients Will Pay

#17 - While Ami's Away, the Clients Will Pay

Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired Apr 18, 2013

One of the newer employees, Lee gets orders from Tommy to help tattoo when the shop gets busy despite Ami stating that Lee isn't supposed tattoo real clients.

star 7.76
41 votes
Back in a New York Groove

#18 - Back in a New York Groove

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Jun 2, 2011

NY Ink follows Ami as he puts it all on the line to become the Tattoo King of New York. Always looking for his next big challenge, Ami's new shop, Wooster Street Social Club, will be opening up right in the heart of SoHo. A new shop means hiring a whole new crew, and with that, a whole new set of problems.

star 7.71
166 votes
Directors: Marvin Blunt
Big Money, Big Dreams

#19 - Big Money, Big Dreams

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Jan 5, 2012

With the shop doing so well, Ami throws a party to celebrate and it turns bad when Megan invites Chris without asking Ami first. Jessica tries again to move closer to becoming a tattoo artist someday.

star 7.67
45 votes
Paying Dues

#20 - Paying Dues

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Jan 12, 2012

Ami has been allowing Billy to do small tattoo for a short time and now it is his chance to work on a more elaborate one. Tila Tequila wants a tattoo to memorialize her parents andsuggestive pictures of Megan are creating a big stir.

star 7.61
44 votes
Living the Dream

#21 - Living the Dream

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired Feb 16, 2012

Megan gets a NY apartment, Tim misses California and wants to go surfing and drags Ami with him. Tommy sees the tattoos Jessica has been doing on the side and ruffles feathers at the shop.

star 7.48
42 votes
Give and Take

#22 - Give and Take

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired Jan 26, 2012

Ami is inspired to give back to troubled teens by inviting them to the shop. However when the crew's joking upsets Robear, his fury almost ruins the good will.

star 7.38
45 votes
Now or Never

#23 - Now or Never

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired Feb 23, 2012

Ami must decide whether to fire or train Jessica to tattoo, when it comes out that she has been tatttooing out of her house. Megan moves into the apartment she found, however Joey (her new boyfriend) has his own thoughts for them.

star 7.37
38 votes