Season 2 of the competition begins as the 16 battling tattoo artists assemble at a morgue and are challenged to give tattoo virgins their first ink.
A challenge involving semi-nude women makes for some steamy moments in the competition. Also: one artist faces a medical emergency; and NFL linebacker Terrell Suggs serves as guest judge.
A botched American flag and a backwards eagle tattoo cause veterans' patriotic tempers to flare and a third artist loses their shot at USD100,000 dollars and the title of Ink Master.
A face-off leaves Sarah in tears and the artists are pushed to their limits when one canvas demands a tattoo on her private parts and another has a meltdown, which causes a fight in the loft. The NBA's Matt Barnes guest judges.
Challenges inspired by Halloween include tattoos given in the inside of mouths; and requests by the human canvases for dismembered bodies and zombies. Also: One of the artists finds himself in the hospital and fighting for his life.
Tattoos featuring pinup girls are created by the remaining artists, some of whom botch the challenge.
The remaining artists create "Star Wars" tattoos for super fans of the franchise; and the winner of the Flash Challenge receives a special surprise from George Lucas.
The artists team up to work in pairs; Tatu Baby gets an advantage that irks the others. Freddy Negrete is guest judge.
The artists burn designs onto chaps and attempt to wow Núñez by using his style.
Dave Navarro allows his personal guitars to be painted; a Human Canvas has digestive woes; and two artists go head-to-head with animal tattoos.
Artists go toe-to-toe with Oliver; in the portrait challenge, tattoos of some family members are unrecognizable; and an artist must close up shop.
The artists work on pro athletes as judges select the three finalists and the climactic challenge is revealed.
In the Season 2 finale, votes are tabulated and judges select a winner.