The Season 4 finale" Ryan makes a shocking move that will have serious consequences for 9Mag and Loyal Ink. Phor struggles to keep both his music career and relationship with Nikki afloat. Van finds the personal and professional sweet spot he's been looking for. Charmaine and Neek are confronted with a potentially life-altering event and a furious Don makes an announcement that will change the direction of Loyal Ink forever.
After quitting Loyal Ink, Lily decides to make other moves. Cobra takes on a new hobby of becoming a luchador. After Phor hits a breaking point in LA, he looks to Ryan for some ink therapy. Charmaine and Ryan come face to face.
With construction behind schedule, Ryan hires a powerhouse manager to get 9MAG back in business. Charmaine makes a catastrophic first impression on Neek's mother, while Junior's girlfriend stirs up trouble at Loyal Ink.
Neek returns from Africa and Charmaine uses her best assets to bind them together forever. Don takes it back to his male stripper days to prove to Ashley their co-parenting relationship isn't the only thing that's rock solid. When Cobra discovers a dirty secret about Reese's past and questions her artistic integrity, all hell breaks loose at Loyal Ink.
9Mag and Loyal Ink's trip to Jamaica takes a turn for the worse. Phor's dream of being on stage in Jamaica is deferred. Don has something special planned for Ashley to win her back. 9Mag and Loyal Ink finally come face to face.
Phor leaves it all behind in Chicago to finally pursue his music dreams in L.A. Ryan joins him with plans for a pop-up shop and rebuild the 9Mag brand. Cobra and Reese go head to head over Phor's booth and Ryan gets advice from a super celebrity client.
Phor gets a second chance to pursue his dream. A family crisis brings Don and Ashley back together. Lily and Charmaine's fight reaches a fiery end. A male stripper bares all during the Loyal Ink Grand Opening.
Ryan starts a new shop but faces a learning curve when bringing in a new staff. Lily hires a new artist, which does not fly with Charmaine, who brought Dani back to the shop. Nikki throws Phor a surprise party that shows how much Chi-town loves him.
While the rest of the 9MAG crew is at a loss, Lily moves to bring the shop back from the dead. Charmaine blind-sides Danielle with nitty gritty details of Terrence's hookup with a stripper. Van is shook about his baby girl's new boyfriend, and crashes their first date. Ashley defies Don's demands and bails on Chicago for good. Ryan takes a stance with a new shop that pulls the rug out from under everyone.
Ryan questions his decision to leave 9Mag while Van tries to save the shop. Ashley comes face to face with Don's side piece and Lily has to contend with her past. Danielle returns to Chicago with news. Phor gets the opportunity of a lifetime.