Ten of the best tattoo artists on the planet tattoo tackle extreme challenges on human canvases with the hopes of earning a $100,000 prize and the title of "Ink Master."
A head tattoo becomes a medical emergency, and tempers explode when Heather challenges the judges. Ton Jones serves as guest judge, and helps eliminate the second contestant.
Artists are tested on their shading skills, and ink naked female canvases in the flash challenge. Words get tense between Al and Bili.
Photo realism tattoos turn disastrous when Bili has difficulty with muscle structure and Heather's art goes up in flames. Todd Weinberger of "Inked Magazine" serves as guest judge.
Shane fights to prove his skills to his competition and impress the judges in color tattoo challenges.
The artists tattoo pin-up girls on their canvasses. Featuring NBA star Chris Andersen as guest judge.
The remaining four artists take on portrait tattoos and realize they have no room for error.
The finalists prove their grit and determination on master canvasses. An "Ink Master" is chosen.