The opener of the reality competition's fifth season, which features tattoo artists battling their rivals to claim the title and $100,000.
The artists are taken out of their comfort zones with a scrimshaw challenge. Then, some picky canvases have one artist losing their cool.
Picky canvases get their first ink, and Jason's anxiety threatens to derail his chances. When the artists battle head-to-head, Josh puts his opponent on the chopping block.
The artists use a different kind of ink to simulate blood. Then, they go head-to-head against guest judge Tommy Montoya.
Josh causes a controversy that could get him kicked out of the competition. The artists tattoo amputees, and the last rivals standing battle head-to-head.
Head tattoos cause a medical emergency and leave a canvas with unfinished ink. The artists fight for the chance to tattoo NFL running back DeAngelo Williams as he honors his mother, who died of breast cancer.
Artists go head-to-head tattooing the same portrait on two different family members. Jason fights to survive as the last six artists close in on the prize.
Three tattoo heavyweights evaluate the artists as they battle to survive and claim a Top 4 spot.
The last four artists battle for a spot in the live finale amidst fights and emotional outbursts.
The final three artists reveal their 35-hour back pieces, and the Season 5 winner is announced. Also: Sparks fly when all 18 artists return to discuss the season's rivalries.
Strategies are solidified in a Flash Challenge that pushes the artists to the limits and one final veteran returns for a challenge in legibility.
The artists team up in pairs to take on large-scale back pieces that will test their nerves.
The remaining six artists compete in teams of three and tensions continue to rise as alliances are tested.
Stakes are raised as the artists ink in-your-face tattoos and alliances battle for control in Elimination Tattoo.
Jesse Smith and Clint Cummings return to face unhappy canvases and their significant others.
After losing her inheritance, a socialite works as a nanny to a precocious 8-year-old.
Apprentice artists battle their masters in Season 6, which opens with a challenge judged blindly.
The artists paint with fire in the Flash Challenge; pressure causes mishaps as strategy kicks into high gear; and a romance between artists tests loyalties.
The stakes soar as the artists paint their most valuable canvas yet. One artist's tricks raise suspicions; and the judges get harsh when drawing skills are put to the test.
The artists give tattoo virgins their first ink; enemies face off in tattooing famous works of art; one artist's dirty plan is exposed.
The artists join forces with guests in a high-stakes challenge; Chris forces an artist to prove loyalty; and throat tattoos throw artists off their game.
Professional football players call the shots in the elimination tattoo; superfans get inked with permanent autographs; Tyler is warned about Chris' dirty strategy.
With a spot in the top-4 on the line, loyalties are put to the test. Artists feel the pressure when they must tattoo portraits on active military and their loved ones before separating for deployment.
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