Best Ink

Best Ink

  • Seasons:
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1
10 tattoo artists compete for a chance to win $100,000 and the cover of Tattoo Magazine. One challenge tests their artistic ability and the 2nd they cover bad ink with new art.
10 tattoo artists compete for a chance to win $100,000 and the cover of Tattoo Magazine. One challenge tests their artistic ability and the 2nd they cover bad ink with new art.

Season 1 (8 episodes)

  • 1. Something to Hide

    Original air date: 03/27/2012 Runtime: 43:30 min.

    Original air date: 03/27/2012 Runtime: 43:30 min. 10 tattoo artists compete for a chance to win $100, 000 and the cover of Tattoo Magazine. One challenge tests their artistic ability and the 2nd they cover bad ink with new art.

  • 2. Pin-up Showdown

    Original air date: 04/03/2012 Runtime: 43:30 min.

    Original air date: 04/03/2012 Runtime: 43:30 min. Using live models as inspiration, the artists create classic pin-up girl tattoos, but tensions rise as the contenders are forced to swap designs. Hannah Aitchison guest judges.

  • 3. Emotional Skin-Pact

    Original air date: 04/10/2012 Runtime: 43:30 min.

    Original air date: 04/10/2012 Runtime: 43:30 min. The artists are asked to create a tattoo that commemorates a life-changing event in their client’s life. Singer Aaron Carter guest judges.

  • 4. Tattoo Virgins

    Original air date: 04/17/2012 Runtime: 43:30 min.

    Original air date: 04/17/2012 Runtime: 43:30 min. The artists must design tattoos for Dean McDermott and wife Tori Spelling. They also ink matching tattoos for best friends who are tattoo virgins. Taryn Manning guest judges.

  • 5. Face Off

    Original air date: 04/24/2012 Runtime: 43:29 min.

    Original air date: 04/24/2012 Runtime: 43:29 min. The contestants must ink portraits of their client's loved ones, causing one of the artists to break down about the permanent effect of their work. Franco Vescovi guest judges.

  • 6. Purrfect Ink

    Original air date: 05/01/2012 Runtime: 43:30 min.

    Original air date: 05/01/2012 Runtime: 43:30 min. The artists try to satisfy their clients’ animal love with pet-themed tattoos, but one eccentric lady’s demands seem almost impossible to achieve. Kim Saigh guest judges.

  • 7. The King of Ink

    Original air date: 05/08/2012 Runtime: 43:29 min.

    Original air date: 05/08/2012 Runtime: 43:29 min. The stakes are raised when the final four contestants are asked to create tribute tattoos to Michael Jackson, judged by his brother, Jermaine Jackson.

  • 8. For the Love of Ink

    Original air date: 05/15/2012 Runtime: 43:30 min.

    Original air date: 05/15/2012 Runtime: 43:30 min. The final three contestants tattoo three returning clients with three different symbols of love. Margaret Cho helps decide who has the Best Ink and wins the $100, 000 prize.