This season, titled Ink Master: Turf War, contestants from four different regions of the country - East, West, South and Midwest will represent their "turf" in the competition to be the next Ink Master. Host Dave Navarro and world renowned tattoo artists Chris Núñez and Oliver Peck return to the judges table for what is sure to be an electrifying season.
The judges test the regional artist teams' fundamentals and reveal a game-changing turf war twist. The battle continues for 0K and the title of Ink Master.
Ride or die, team tensions run high when the artists endure a tattoo marathon with the others from their home turf; the artists who fail to collaborate risk 0K and the title of Ink Master.
The artists must rely on the strength of their teamwork and line work in a painstaking test of legibility; the Turf War intensifies for 0,000 and the title of Ink Master.
Just as the Teams think they've figured out the Turf War, a shocking twist lights the competition ablaze and burns it down to its very core.
The Turf War is more intense than ever before and to survive the Artists must fight for every possible advantage and ally; cross-team alliance takes shape, and a glowing elimination challenge leaves one team burned.
A Team Challenge takes the Artists for a spin leaving them dizzied and out of control; the Turf War grows more intense than ever as the battle continues for 0K and the title of Ink Master.
The Artists hunger for the win, now more than ever before, when they tattoo sweet full color new school food tattoos; one Artist bites off more than they can chew.
The teams are put to the test in artistry with an Ink Master favorite: pin-ups.
The artists have to prove that they are tough enough to battle in the Turf War.
The Artists' shading skills are tested in a monumentally hard Elimination Tattoo.
Pressure grows as the Turf War ranks run thin and the Artists' versatility is tested when an alliance strategy backfires, putting an unexpected frontrunner on the chopping block.
The artists fight for survival in an "Ink Master" staple: portraits; a shocking skull pick threatens the team dynamic; one artist shows precisely who they're looking out for.
The artists create one-of-a-kind designs on protective headgear in the Flash Challenge, and composition is key for a daunting elimination tattoo featuring Japanese cranes.
Five artists must tattoo a subject and style chosen by their competitors in an elimination challenge, followed by a 13-hour tattooing marathon to send a second artist home.