The Season 3 opener finds the 16 competing tattoo artists in a prison, tasked with inking inmates. Among this season's competitors is Katherine "Tatu Baby" Flores, a Season 2 artist who was eliminated but voted back by viewers.
The artists must give realistic tattoos of blood and organs; and a betrayal leads to hostility. NFL running back Chris Johnson is guest judge.
Skimpy lingerie heats up the flash challenge, and a major twist awaits the artists as they fight to avoid elimination.
The artists are tasked with assembling tattoo machines from scratch and then using them on the human canvases. Meanwhile, the house turns on Joshua.
The artists cover up scars before creating Day of the Dead tattoos, a Tatu Baby specialty.
A wild Flash Challenge features hot models and jungle animals. Then, the judges are sent reeling by the artists' Asian-style tattoos; and Jime gives Joshua a taste of his own medicine.
Tempers flare when artists get the chance to work on Dave; an unlikely artist wins the Flash Challenge; and multiple human canvasses are left with bad tattoos.
Things get personal when the artists are made to tattoo each other. Then, last season's artists return as canvases; and Tatu Baby faces elimination.
Human skulls are engraved by the artists, who then give tattoos inspired by comic books.
The artists take on eyelid tattoos, and Tatu Baby fights back when Joshua goes on the attack. Then, a portrait challenge sees one canvas get inked with an image of Dave.
Military heroes are honored on the deck of the USS Intrepid. Then, the artists ink head tattoos, and Oliver has a meltdown.
All four finalists tattoo the same canvas simultaneously.
The last three artists battle for the title and 0,000 in the Season 3 finale. Also: the announcement of the eliminated artist chosen by the viewers to return next season.