Best Ink

Best Ink

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Oxygen’s hit tattoo competition series 'Best Ink' returns for season three with more artists, bigger challenges, and extra attitude. Returning with Fall Out Boy bassist and tattoo enthusiast Pete Wentz as the host, this series lays bare the cutthroat and wildly unpredictable world of tattoo artistry as 14 of the best artists from around the country compete for $100,000 and a cover story in Tattoo magazine. The judges' panel is also back with world-renowned tattoo artist Joe Capobianco, international pinup model and tattoo removal shop owner Sabina Kelley, and distinguished pinup and portrait tattoo specialist Hannah Aitchison.
Oxygen’s hit tattoo competition series 'Best Ink' returns for season three with more artists, bigger challenges, and extra attitude. Returning with Fall Out Boy bassist and tattoo enthusiast Pete Wentz as the host, this series lays bare the cutthroat and wildly unpredictable world of tattoo artistry as 14 of the best artists from around the country compete for $100,000 and a cover story in Tattoo magazine. The judges' panel is also back with world-renowned tattoo artist Joe Capobianco, international pinup model and tattoo removal shop owner Sabina Kelley, and distinguished pinup and portrait tattoo specialist Hannah Aitchison.

Season 3 (12 episodes)

  • 1. The Seven Deadly Sins

    Original air date: 12/04/2013 Runtime: 43:32 min.

    Original air date: 12/04/2013 Runtime: 43:32 min. Host Pete Wentz guides 14 of America's best tattoo artists through artistic ink challenges based upon the seven deadly sins. Face-Off's Glenn Hetrick is guest judge.

  • 2. Playing Dirty

    Original air date: 12/11/2013 Runtime: 43:32 min.

    Original air date: 12/11/2013 Runtime: 43:32 min. Enemies are created when one artist uses her advantage at the expense of another. The artists are challenged with covering-up comically bad tattoos with new designs.

  • 3. Fight Club

    Original air date: 12/18/2013 Runtime: 43:32 min.

    Original air date: 12/18/2013 Runtime: 43:32 min. After the artists face-off in the Best Ink fight club, an unexpected twist throws the competition into chaos. The artists work in pairs, in a way they've never experienced. Street Artist Justin Bua guest judges the dynamic flash challenge.

  • 4. Pain in the Ribs

    Original air date: 01/01/2014 Runtime: 43:32 min.

    Original air date: 01/01/2014 Runtime: 43:32 min. The artists head to The Viper Room to meet Pete Wentz and witness a surprise performance. They are then challenged to do painful rib tattoos, but one competitor's future in the competition is put in jeopardy when her skin can't handle the pain.

  • 5. Quittin' Time

    Original air date: 01/08/2014 Runtime: 43:32 min.

    Original air date: 01/08/2014 Runtime: 43:32 min. The intense pressure of the competition pushes Danny over the edge. The artists create amazing Asian-inspired artwork.

  • 6. Science Friction

    Original air date: 01/15/2014 Runtime: 43:32 min.

    Original air date: 01/15/2014 Runtime: 43:32 min. The artists head to San Diego for the biggest science fiction convention in the world. Darnell is in over his head when he is challenged to tattoo his client on an unusual part of the body.

  • 7. Man and the Machine

    Original air date: 01/22/2014 Runtime: 43:32 min.

    Original air date: 01/22/2014 Runtime: 43:32 min. The artists get a crash course in the surreal style of bio-mechanical tattoos from tattoo legend Guy Aitchison. The competition gets personal as the artists face off against each other for the first time.

  • 8. Life's a Beach

    Original air date: 01/29/2014 Runtime: 43:32 min.

    Original air date: 01/29/2014 Runtime: 43:32 min. The artists create amazing nautical themed tattoos. Surf legend Laird Hamilton makes an appearance.

  • 9. Sexy Pin-Ups

    Original air date: 02/05/2014 Runtime: 43:32 min.

    Original air date: 02/05/2014 Runtime: 43:32 min. The six remaining artists are surprised with an emotional visit from their significant others before creating sexy pin-up tattoos with a twist.

  • 10. Shock and Awe

    Original air date: 02/12/2014 Runtime: 43:32 min.

    Original air date: 02/12/2014 Runtime: 43:32 min. The artists are caught off guard by an unreal shock-art performance. A heated conflict erupts between the remaining competitors.

  • 11. Crash and Burn

    Original air date: 02/19/2014 Runtime: 43:32 min.

    Original air date: 02/19/2014 Runtime: 43:32 min. The artists get reckless in an adrenaline fueled demolition derby. After creating amazing 3-D tattoos, a top artist is sent home in a shocking elimination.

  • 12. The $100,000 Tattoo

    Original air date: 02/26/2014 Runtime: 43:32 min.

    Original air date: 02/26/2014 Runtime: 43:32 min. The 3 remaining artists are caught off-guard by a frantic flash challenge in Venice Beach. The final 2 artists battle for a life changing grand prize.