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Season 1

  • S01E01 Fresh Meat

    • January 17, 2012
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    Ten of the best tattoo artists on the planet tattoo Human Canvases in a series of extreme challenges. The first Artist is eliminated on the path to determining who will earn a $100,000 prize and the title of Ink Master.

  • S01E02 Botched Head Tattoo

    • January 24, 2012
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    A head tattoo becomes a medical emergency and tempers explode when Heather challenges the judges.

  • S01E03 Pasties and a Cameltoe

    • January 31, 2012
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    Naked women heat up the competition and another head tattoo sparks a fight between Al and Bili. A third artist is eliminated from the competition and the chance to win $100K

  • S01E04 Ink Disaster Piece

    • February 7, 2012
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    Photo-realism tattoos challenge one artist while another’s work goes up in flames, and a fourth contestant is eliminated.

  • S01E05 Game On

    • February 14, 2012
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    A colorful dispute between two artists unfolds, and a fifth contestant is eliminated.

  • S01E06 Permanent Mistakes

    • February 21, 2012
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    Tattoos are forever and so are the mistakes! The artists are plagued with massive mistakes while tattooing pinups on their canvasses. A sixth artist is eliminated from the competition and the chance to win $100K.

  • S01E07 Picture Imperfect

    • February 28, 2012
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    Botched portrait tattoos are exhibited.

  • S01E08 Finale

    • March 6, 2012
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    Season 1 finale. A winner is named after the human canvasses allow the artists to tattoo whatever they want on their skin.

Season 2

  • S02E01 Tattooing the Dead

    • October 9, 2012
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    16 tattoo artists have a competition in a morgue to determine who's number one.

  • S02E02 Semi Nude 911

    • October 9, 2012
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    A challenge involving semi-nude women makes for some steamy moments in the competition. Also: one artist faces a medical emergency; and NFL linebacker Terrell Suggs serves as guest judge.

  • S02E03 The 80 Year Old Virgin

    • October 16, 2012
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    A botched American flag and a backwards eagle tattoo cause veterans' patriotic tempers to flare and a third artist loses their shot at USD100,000 dollars and the title of Ink Master.

  • S02E04 Tattoo Her What?

    • October 23, 2012
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    A face-off leaves Sarah in tears and the artists are pushed to their limits when one canvas demands a tattoo on her private parts and another has a meltdown, which causes a fight in the loft. The NBA's Matt Barnes guest judges.

  • S02E05 Trick or Freak

    • October 30, 2012
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    Challenges inspired by Halloween include tattoos given in the inside of mouths; and requests by the human canvases for dismembered bodies and zombies. Also: One of the artists finds himself in the hospital and fighting for his life.

  • S02E06 Half Naked and Fully Loaded

    • November 6, 2012
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    Tattoos featuring pinup girls are created by the remaining artists, some of whom botch the challenge.

  • S02E07 Star Wars Forever

    • November 13, 2012
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    The remaining artists create "Star Wars" tattoos for super fans of the franchise; and the winner of the Flash Challenge receives a special surprise from George Lucas.

  • S02E08 Holy Ink

    • November 20, 2012
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    The artists team up to work in pairs; Tatu Baby gets an advantage that irks the others. Freddy Negrete is guest judge.

  • S02E09 Buck Off

    • November 27, 2012
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    The artists burn designs onto chaps and attempt to wow Núñez by using his style.

  • S02E10 Blowing Chunks

    • December 4, 2012
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    Dave Navarro allows his personal guitars to be painted; a Human Canvas has digestive woes; and two artists go head-to-head with animal tattoos.

  • S02E11 Better Than Words?

    • December 11, 2012
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    Skill of the Week: Precision Flash Challenge: Tattoo a mini-tattoo of the Jägermeister logo. Elimination Challenge: Tattoo a portrait design.

  • S02E12 The Bigger They Are

    • December 18, 2012
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    Skill of the Week: All skills previously tested. Flash Challenge: None Elimination Challenge: Tattoo a design for a professional athlete.

  • S02E13 Ink Master Live

    • December 18, 2012
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    Final Challenge: Complete a 24-hour tattoo in four six-hour sittings.

Season 3

  • S03E01 Baby Got Back

    • July 16, 2013
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    The Season 3 opener finds the 16 competing tattoo artists in a prison, tasked with inking inmates. Among this season's competitors is Katherine "Tatu Baby" Flores, a Season 2 artist who was eliminated but voted back by viewers.

  • S03E02 Thrills for Grills

    • July 23, 2013
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    The artists must give realistic tattoos of blood and organs; and a betrayal leads to hostility. NFL running back Chris Johnson is guest judge.

  • S03E03 Fire and Lace

    • July 30, 2013
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    Skimpy lingerie heats up the flash challenge, and a major twist awaits the artists as they fight to avoid elimination.

  • S03E04 Elysium Challenge

    • August 6, 2013
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    The artists are tasked with assembling tattoo machines from scratch and then using them on the human canvases. Meanwhile, the house turns on Joshua.

  • S03E05 Baby Beat-Down

    • August 13, 2013
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    The artists cover up scars before creating Day of the Dead tattoos, a Tatu Baby specialty.

  • S03E06 Animal Instinct

    • August 20, 2013
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    A wild Flash Challenge features hot models and jungle animals. Then, the judges are sent reeling by the artists' Asian-style tattoos; and Jime gives Joshua a taste of his own medicine.

  • S03E07 Monumental Mistakes

    • August 27, 2013
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    Tempers flare when artists get the chance to work on Dave; an unlikely artist wins the Flash Challenge; and multiple human canvasses are left with bad tattoos.

  • S03E08 Baby Don't Go

    • September 3, 2013
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  • S03E09 Skulls and Villains

    • September 10, 2013
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  • S03E10 Eyes of the Beholder

    • September 17, 2013
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    The artists take on eyelid tattoos, and Tatu Baby fights back when Joshua goes on the attack. Then, a portrait challenge sees one canvas get inked with an image of Dave.

  • S03E11 Heroes and Heads

    • September 24, 2013
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    Military heroes are honored on the deck of the USS Intrepid. Then, the artists ink head tattoos, and Oliver has a meltdown.

  • S03E12 Enduring the Pain

    • October 1, 2013
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  • S03E13 The Epic Finale

    • October 8, 2013
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Season 4

  • S04E01 Earn It!

    • February 25, 2014
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    A new crop of talented and cutthroat Artists learn they must first EARN an Ink Master shop by tattooing hundreds of canvases Convention Style.

  • S04E02 Bug Out

    • March 4, 2014
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    Week 2: Dimension. Poisonous scorpions, tarantulas and eyeballs are tattooed; one artist snaps and is determined to leave.

  • S04E03 Tatt Ganged

    • March 11, 2014
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    Week 3: Consistency. Bikini-clad twins get inked by the remaining 10 artists at once; an injury sends one artist to the emergency room.

  • S04E04 Nude & Tattooed

    • March 18, 2014
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    Week 4: Placement. The artists go to work on naked canvases in the flash challenge.

  • S04E05 X-Men's Hugh Jackman

    • March 25, 2014
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    Week 5: Technical Precision. Superhero power tattoos in the flash challenge.

  • S04E06 2 on 1 Tat-Astrophe

    • April 1, 2014
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    Week 6: Contrast. Contestants must tattoo their canvas' personal beach in the flash challenge. Forced to work in pairs; a canvas passes out and one artist loses his marbles; a drastic decision.

  • S04E07 Artist Slaughter

    • April 8, 2014
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    Week 7: Adaptability. The contestants must tattoo a word and an image together in the flash challenge. Then canvases seek cover-ups of tattoos they got for exes.

  • S04E08 Ink Master Explosion

    • April 15, 2014
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    Week 8: Negative Space. Artists use gunpowder to make art in The Flash Challenge; gory tattoos of demons.

  • S04E09 Fighting Dirty

    • April 22, 2014
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    Week 9: Detail. Contestants must engrave a custom grill for the flash challenge. Then they must tattoo a warrior in the elimination tattoo.

  • S04E10 Tag Team Tatt

    • April 29, 2014
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    Week 10: Flexibility. With no flash challenge, the artists are paired up and must take turns tattooing one design on a canvas.

  • S04E11 Karma's a Bitch

    • May 6, 2014
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    Week 11: Proportion. Contestants must accurately sketch the Statue of Liberty from a yacht, and then tattoo it using only their sketch. In the elimination challenge, they must tattoo a traditional Japanese-style snake, but with a difficult twist.

  • S04E12 Fight to the Finish

    • May 13, 2014
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    The Top 4 artists battle for finale spots in two challenges: inking breast-cancer survivors' scars; and covering up some of this season's worst mistakes. Then, a final twist is announced.

  • S04E13 Ink Master Live

    • May 20, 2014
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    Artists & Judges come face to face as the final three reveal their massive tattoos and America votes to help determine the next Ink Master.

Season 5

  • SPECIAL 0x1 Most Controversial: You Choose Live

    • September 2, 2014
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  • S05E01 Inking with the Enemy

    • September 2, 2014
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    The nation's top tattoo artists compete for a grand prize.

  • S05E02 Pin up Pittfalls

    • September 9, 2014
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    Semi-nude models and a game changing twist; Josh is back with a vengeance and rivalries flare.

  • S05E03 Head to Headache

    • September 16, 2014
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    Josh ignites rivalries and sparks fly. Two Artists receive an advantage no one in the competition has ever had and their cutthroat strategy.

  • S05E04 Geishas Gone Wrong

    • September 23, 2014
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    Artists feel the pressure when they tattoo Nunez's specialty; one artist loses his cool, while the others move closer to $100,000.

  • S05E05 Glass on Blast

    • September 30, 2014
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    The artists must make art by sand blasting glass while trying to survive working in teams; when the artists tattoo head-to-head, rivalries explode; Emily makes a new enemy.

  • S05E06 Cheek to Cheek

    • October 7, 2014
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    Artists must complete 12 hour gluteus maximus tattoos, but when they must finish each others' tattoos, Emily plays dirty. Also, one artist experiences a medical emergency.

  • S05E07 Three's a Crowd

    • October 14, 2014
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    Artists must work in teams to take on Oliver's specialty and put one of their own on the chopping block.

  • S05E08 Ink My Oosik

    • October 21, 2014
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    The artists must scrimshaw walrus penises and face their pickiest canvases to date; one artist loses their cool and another is eliminated.

  • S05E09 Virgin Blood

    • October 28, 2014
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    Jason's anxiety could take him out after virgin canvases get their first tattoos.

  • S05E10 Cold Blooded

    • November 4, 2014
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    Artists use blood for ink in the Flash Challenge, then go head to head against guest judge Tommy Montoya; Emily goes over the edge.

  • S05E11 Up in Smoke

    • November 11, 2014
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    Josh causes a controversy that could get him kicked out of the competition for good. The Artists tattoo amputees where their limbs once were.

  • S05E12 Heads Will Roll

    • November 18, 2014
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    The opportunity to ink football player Deangelo Williams as he honors his mother who dies of breast cancer; a medical emergency after head tattoos sends a canvas over the edge.

  • S05E13 Painstaking Portraits

    • November 25, 2014
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    Artists go head to head tattooing the same portrait on two family members. Some family members are left with jacked tattoos as the portrait subject overlooks.

  • S05E14 Firing Squad

    • December 2, 2014
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    Artists battle for the top four spots; a top artist designs the tattoo that determines who stays and gets a shot at $100,000.

  • S05E15 Fight to the Finale

    • December 9, 2014
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    The last four artists battle it out with emotional outbursts, explosive fights, incredible tattoos and total fails.

  • S05E16 Ink Live

    • December 16, 2014
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    The final three artists reveal their 35-hour back tattoos; all 18 rival artists return to spill details on rivalries and one artist becomes Ink Master.

Season 6

  • SPECIAL 0x5 First Look

    • June 21, 2015
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    This is a 4-min. long special sneak peek preview of the upcoming 6th season.

  • SPECIAL 0x6 Master vs. Master

    • June 23, 2015
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    In an elite battle of heavyweights, four Ink Master winners collide to prove they are the best of the best. Egos clash as they compete in extreme challenges and create insane art to earn a second Ink Master victory.

  • S06E01 Meet Your Maker

    • June 23, 2015
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    Apprentice artists battle their masters in Season 6, which opens with a challenge judged blindly.

  • S06E02 Fight or Flight

    • June 30, 2015
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    Oliver Peck’s mentor guest judges, delivering a smack down when the artists take on his specialty.

  • S06E03 Sink or Swim

    • July 7, 2015
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    It’s sink or swim when the artists team up to ink underwater ocean scenes on the back of canvas’ hands. Then, an outrageous head-to-head style sparks an explosive elimination.

  • S06E04 Tut for Tat

    • July 14, 2015
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    Teams adorn sarcophagi while an artist’s vicious skull picks for Egyptian tattoos angers the rest.

  • S06E05 Problem Parts

    • July 28, 2015
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    Naked models are used to create illusions; one artist gets a shot at revenge; and tattoos on challenging body parts cause panic amongst the competition.

  • S06E06 Firing Lines

    • August 4, 2015
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    Heads roll when artists must take on a legend in the elimination challenge.

  • S06E07 Predator/Prey

    • August 11, 2015
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    In the most insane challenge yet, the artists must tattoo 4 on 1 to transform canvases into wild animals.

  • S06E08 Composed and Exposed

    • August 18, 2015
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    Artists create mind-blowing masterpieces and experience some mind-boggling mistakes using an insane new tattoo style.

  • S06E09 Like a Moth to the Flame

    • August 25, 2015
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    Artists paint with fire in the Flash Challenge; mounting pressure causes major mishaps; a romance between artists tests loyalties.

  • S06E10 Hell on Wheels

    • September 1, 2015
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    Artists have to paint their most valuable canvas yet; an artist's tricks raise suspicions; drawing skills are put to the test and judges lay the smack down.

  • S06E11 Hail Mani

    • September 8, 2015
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    Religious tattoo virgins get their first ink--on their fingernails; tattooing famous works of art means the smallest errors result in failure.

  • S06E12 Slitting Throats

    • September 15, 2015
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    Artists and guests join forces; an artist must prove loyalty to Chris; artists are thrown off their game by painful throat tattoos.

  • S06E13 Player's Choice

    • September 22, 2015
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    Artists are knocked off their game when professional football players call the shots; superfans get inked with permanent autographs.

  • S06E14 Active Duty

    • September 29, 2015
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    Artists fight for a spot in the top four and must tattoo portraits of active military and their loved ones before they are separated for deployment.

  • S06E15 Go Big or Go Home

    • October 6, 2015
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    The last four artists fight for a spot in the finale, but must survive a tattoo marathon first; a twist is announced.

  • S06E16 Master vs. Apprentice Live

    • October 13, 2015
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    The three final artists tattoo live for $100,000; eliminated artists confront each other; a huge announcement.

Season 7

  • SPECIAL 0x9 Sirens of Ink

    • March 1, 2016
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    Lea Vendetta, Sarah Miller, Jackie Jennings, and Emily Elegado bring the heat as they fight for $10,000.

  • S07E01 Initiation

    • March 1, 2016
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    The battle for $100,000 begins as new artists compete in the most intense Flash Challenge to date; the competition heats up when the first veteran artist returns seeking revenge.

  • S07E02 One Man's Trash

    • March 8, 2016
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    Egos collide when the artists get their hands dirty in a team Flash Challenge; another veteran returns.

  • S07E03 Salt in the Wound

    • March 15, 2016
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    Some of the artists have a tough time working in teams of two for the Flash Challenge; a veteran artist schemes to take back control.

  • S07E04 The Devil's in the Details

    • March 22, 2016
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    The artists face the most extreme test of detail ever attempted; a veteran artist returns and sparks old rivalries.

  • S07E05 New School, Old Artist

    • March 29, 2016
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    The artists use plenty of color during a contortionist body painting Flash Challenge; a veteran artist returns and adds a new-school twist to an old subject.

  • S07E06 Under Pressure

    • April 5, 2016
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    Bonds are tested and new alliances are formed during an intense Flash Challenge; a veteran joins the New Artist Alliance to take down a common enemy.

  • S07E07 Knuckle Sandwich

    • April 12, 2016
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    Alliances are broken during a white-knuckled flash challenge. A veteran artist returns to prove he's no one-trick-pony by challenging the Artists to the ultimate test of precision.

  • S07E08 Breathing Fire

    • April 19, 2016
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    The final veteran artist arrives with a challenge in legibility that has the judges out for blood.

  • S07E09 Sink or Soar

    • April 26, 2016
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    The artists work in pairs to execute large-scale back pieces testing texture... and each other’s nerves.

  • S07E10 Shipwrecked

    • May 3, 2016
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    Alliances are tested as the remaining artists must tattoo in teams of three.

  • S07E11 Head in the Game

    • May 10, 2016
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    Stakes are at a competition high when the artists must ink the ultimate in-your-face tattoo.

  • S07E12 Turning the Tables

    • May 17, 2016
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    The tables are turned when the new artists call the shots in the elimination tattoo and get revenge.

  • S07E13 Revenge Live

    • May 24, 2016
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    The final three artists reveal two master canvases; eliminated artists return and confront each other for the first time since the competition; a winner is crowned.

Season 8

  • SPECIAL 0x10 The Decision

    • August 23, 2016
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    The judges, finalists, and Eliminated Artists Jury discuss the decision at the Ink Master Revenge finale.

  • S08E01 Weeding Out the Weak

    • August 23, 2016
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    The judges show no mercy as 30 artists fight to earn one of the 18 spots on teams Peck and Nuñez.

  • S08E02 The Game Begins

    • August 30, 2016
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    In the first Flash Challenge, Team Peck and Team Nuñez must work together in an intense tattoo challenge.

  • S08E03 Ruffled Feathers

    • September 6, 2016
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    Team Nuñez seeks revenge in the next Flash Challenge and an artist betrays Team Peck in their first Elimination Tattoo.

  • S08E04 Put On Your Armor

    • September 13, 2016
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    No artist is safe when both Team Peck and Team Nuñez must transform canvases into warriors.

  • S08E05 Sparks Fly

    • September 20, 2016
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    Team Nuñez fries in an electrifying Flash Challenge testing legibility. A gendered alliance has the girls out for blood. The battle intensifies for 100K and the title of Ink Master.

  • S08E06 Sticky Situation

    • September 27, 2016
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    A conflicted Team Peck fights for control of the game in a Flash Challenge testing contrast. One artist turns the tables on the girls’ alliance. The battle continues for 100K and the title of Ink Master.

  • S08E07 New School, Old Scars

    • October 4, 2016
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    The artists tatoo former smokers who have been scarred for life and the artists on Team Nuñez fight for spots in their top five.

  • S08E08 Bent Out of Shape

    • October 11, 2016
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    The battle for the skull pick heats up in the Flash Challenge when artists must manipulate metal.

  • S08E09 Head Games

    • October 18, 2016
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    No one is safe when the artists must use adaptability to tattoo an excruciatingly painful spot: the head.

  • S08E10 Like Sand Through the Hour Glass

    • October 25, 2016
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    It’s all in the details when the artists must create powerful designs for Dodge Chargers.

  • S08E11 Duck and Cover Up

    • November 1, 2016
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    One artist cracks after a difficult Flash Challenge in which the artists try to rework tramp stamps.

  • S08E12 Road to the Finale

    • November 8, 2016
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    Dave digs deeper into the lives and strategies of the final 6 artists from Team Peck and Team Nuñez.

  • S08E13 Heavy Lifting

    • November 15, 2016
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    The artists must carry their own weight in a team Flash Challenge, leading to an unexpected win.

  • S08E14 Bio-Mechanical Failure

    • November 22, 2016
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    Stakes are at a competition-high when the artists must work in teams to transform canvases into cyborgs.

  • S08E15 No One Is Safe

    • November 29, 2016
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    The battle comes to a head as the top four artists must endure a grueling tattoo marathon.

  • S08E16 Peck vs. Nunez Live

    • December 6, 2016
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    The final three artists tattoo for America's vote, and the eliminated artists return for a fiery confrontation; a 24-hour chest tattoo determines the winner.

Season 9

  • S09E01 Fire & Ice

    • June 6, 2017
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    In the season premiere, tattooing is a team sport as artists from nine of America’s best shops arrive ready to battle it out for a massive $200K and the first ever title of Master Shop.

  • S09E02 Crossing the Line

    • June 13, 2017
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    A massive twist shakes up the competition and a painstaking Flash Challenge puts relationships to the test.

  • S09E03 Unnatural Disasters

    • June 20, 2017
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    A fiery veteran artist returns, taking the competition by storm; a difficult Flash Challenge exposes weaknesses in the shops.

  • S09E04 Lend Me Your Ear

    • June 27, 2017
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    The competition gets even tougher when the artists are tested on technical application with individual tattoos; two veteran artists return.

  • S09E05 War and Ink

    • July 11, 2017
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    Some shops lose their composure as they butt heads during a grueling elimination tattoo.

  • S09E06 Get the Flock Outta Here

    • July 18, 2017
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    Shops crumble as the tension between teammates intensifies.

  • S09E07 On the Bubble

    • July 25, 2017
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    One of the competition's most infamous veterans returns to shake up the game.

  • S09E08 Masterpiece Mayhem

    • August 1, 2017
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    An emotional Flash Challenge brings the artists to tears, and the Alliance becomes a target when a bullet-proof pair of veterans return to battle it out for the title.

  • S09E09 Pin-Up Panic Attack

    • August 8, 2017
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    The artists can't find any relief in a sculptural Flash Challenge. Things only get hairier during the Elimination Tattoo when the artists are faced with the infamous Pin-Up challenge.

  • S09E10 Drill Baby, Drill

    • August 15, 2017
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    The final Veteran shop returns to fight for the first ever title of Master Shop. Skull picks are key to the precision strike leveled at the opposing alliance as the battle for 200K continues.

  • S09E11 Grim Inker

    • August 22, 2017
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    With no flash challenge, the artists think they've got it all figured out until a massive twist sends them reeling. Four Horsemen tattoos bring on the end of days for one pair of artists.

  • S09E12 Pit Fall

    • August 29, 2017
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    A painful elimination tattoo has the artists in the pits, and a massive twist sends them reeling.

  • S09E13 Sell Out

    • September 5, 2017
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    The artists put the saying, "the customer is always right," to the test when they must sell themselves to their canvases for the chance to tattoo.

  • S09E14 Casting the First Stone

    • September 12, 2017
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  • S09E15 Marathon to the Finale

    • September 19, 2017
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    The final four shops compete in a two-part tattoo marathon that will determine who goes to the live finale.

  • S09E16 Shop Wars Finale

    • September 26, 2017
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    The final three shops battle it out for $200k and the first ever title of Master Shop.

Season 10

  • S10E01 Pick Your Side

    • January 9, 2018
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    Three of the most skilled Ink Masters return for a new challenge, but instead of battling alone they’ll coach teams of the top tattoo artists nationwide. The epic battle for $100K and the title of Ink Master begins.

  • S10E02 Fill’er Up

    • January 16, 2018
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    The Competition is fierce and the Masters must coach their team in season 10’s first Flash Challenge, testing fundamentals. Some artists find their way in the Elimination Tattoo, but one hits a dead end and is sent packing.

  • S10E03 Divine Proportion

    • January 23, 2018
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    The Masters face off to ensure the survival of their team. Proportion skills are put to the test when the artists tattoo Greek deities.

  • S10E04 Step It Up

    • January 30, 2018
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    The coaches step in during a team flash challenge. The artists' ingenuity is tested with mash-up tattoos.

  • S10E05 Ink On the Dotted Line

    • February 6, 2018
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    Precision skills are put to the test when the artists must create masterpieces with hole punches. One of the coaches may put his own skin on the line.

  • S10E06 Chin Up

    • February 13, 2018
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    The coaches must lead by example when they're forced to tattoo the under chin in a Master's Faceoff. The artists' adaptability is tested with undead tattoos.

  • S10E07 Eye Of The Tiger

    • February 20, 2018
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    Team dynamics are put to the test when a tag-team challenge shakes the competition to its core. The Coaches must make a difficult decision as the battle continues for 100K and the title of Ink Master.

  • S10E08 Pane in the Glass

    • February 27, 2018
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    Teamwork is essential in a glass painting Flash Challenge testing dimension; artists create stone tattoos in the Elimination Tattoo and one cracks under the pressure; the rest keep fighting for $100,000 and the title.

  • S10E09 Ink Raider

    • March 6, 2018
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    The devil is in the details when the artists must tattoo intricate Technicolor hot-air balloons. The battle is heating up for 100K and the title of Ink Master.

  • S10E10 Some Assembly Required

    • March 13, 2018
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    Teamwork is the name of the game in a series of Tag Team Tattoo Challenges. A massive twist forces one Team's Artists to turn on their own.

  • S10E11 Quit Buggin' Me

    • March 20, 2018
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    The smaller the tattoo, that harder the coaches may fall in a micro Masters Face Off. In the Elimination Tattoo, one artist takes a blow to the chest and is sent packing.

  • S10E12 Total Meltdown

    • March 27, 2018
    • Paramount Network

    The heat of the competition is higher than ever when the artists test composition using melted wax.

  • S10E13 Monkey See, Monkey Do

    • April 3, 2018
    • Paramount Network

    The stakes are higher than ever when the artists match the designs of their coaches. In a freehand face off, one artist falls out of the competition for good.

  • S10E14 No Stain, No Gain

    • April 10, 2018
    • Paramount Network

    One Team leaves their mark on a wood staining Flash Challenge testing contrast, and one Artist packs their machine and leaves the Competition for good. The battle continues on for $100K and the title of Ink Master.

  • S10E15 Final Exam

    • April 17, 2018
    • Paramount Network

    With a spot in the final three on the line, the Artists push themselves to the limit in a grueling tattoo Challenge.

  • S10E16 Return of the Masters Finale

    • April 24, 2018
    • Paramount Network

    The top 3 Artists reveal their 24-hour battle royale chest tattoos. The battle moves off the chest and onto the stage as the eliminated Artists return to confront each other for the first time since the Competition. One Artist and one Master each win $100K.

Season 11

  • S11E01 Opening Shots

    • August 28, 2018
    • Paramount Network

    This season brings back bad blood with teams coached by Christian Buckingham & Cleen Rock One to finally settle the score. The epic battle begins for 100K and the title of Ink Master.

  • S11E02 Not on My Watch

    • September 4, 2018
    • Paramount Network

    The battle is just beginning as Team Christian and Team Cleen face the fundamental facts of their first Flash Challenge. The Elimination Tattoo is a clock, but time is not on the artists’ side.

  • S11E03 Right on Target

    • September 11, 2018
    • Paramount Network

    The teams fall apart and one artist falls down for good as the grudge match continues for $100K and the title of Ink Master.

  • S11E04 No Wrist, No Reward

    • September 18, 2018
    • Paramount Network

    Cleen and Christian must tattoo head to head to save their artists from elimination. The battle continues for $100,000 and the title of Ink Master.

  • S11E05 That's Gonna Leave a Mark

    • September 25, 2018
    • Paramount Network

    There's no place to hide in the Elimination Tattoo when the artists must tattoo their canvases in difficult spots.

  • S11E06 Fight Your Own Battles

    • October 2, 2018
    • Paramount Network

    It's survival of the fittest when Teams Christian and Cleen must tattoo epic battle scenes head-to-head. The grudge match continues for $100,000 and the title of Ink Master.

  • S11E07 No Wasted Space

    • October 9, 2018
    • Paramount Network

    The artists step aside and put faith in their coaches as Cleen and Christian each tattoo four canvases in a head-to-head marathon. The artists must then tattoo galaxies and one is sent to outer space.

  • S11E08 Chalk This Way

    • October 16, 2018
    • Paramount Network

    The artists must scour the depths of their imagination to create mind-bending masterpieces with sidewalk chalk. The grudge match continues for $100K and the title of Ink Master.

  • S11E09 Tipping the Scales

    • October 23, 2018
    • Paramount Network

    The coaches face off to save their artists from elimination. Mermaid tattoos take the grudge match to the sea. The battle continues for $100,000 and the title of Ink Master.

  • S11E10 Put Up or Shut Up

    • October 30, 2018
    • Paramount Network

    The artists are pitted against the opposing coach, as the competition puts the artists' finesse to the test. The Grudge Match continues for $100K and the title of Ink Master.

  • S11E11 In Deep Waters

    • November 13, 2018
    • Paramount Network

    The artists must compose an incredible work of art that's completely invisible in the Flash Challenge. One artist gets caught in the splash zone and is sent packing.

  • S11E12 Too Hot to Handle

    • November 20, 2018
    • Paramount Network

    The tools are hot but the competition is on fire as the artists battle for control in the Flash Challenge. The battle heats up for $100K and the title of Ink Master.

  • S11E13 Who's Got the Power?

    • November 27, 2018
    • Paramount Network

    With only six artists remaining, the power to control the game is everything. The battle for $100,000 and the title of Ink Master is more intense than ever before when the artists must collaborate to create powerful tattoos.

  • S11E14 What Are You Crayon About?

    • December 4, 2018
    • Paramount Network

    There's nowhere to hide when the artists are tested in precision portraiture. One artist misses the mark and is sent packing. The battle continues for $100,000 and the title of Ink Master.

  • S11E15 Prelude to a Bloodbath

    • December 11, 2018
    • Paramount Network

  • S11E16 Grudge Match Finale

    • December 18, 2018
    • Paramount Network

    Christian Buckingham and Cleen Rock One return to settle the grudge match once and for all. The battle concludes as the top three artists reveal their 35-hour master canvas tattoos and one artist wins the title of Ink Master.

Season 12

  • S12E01 The Ink Will Speak for Itself

    • June 11, 2019
    • Paramount Network

    18 Artists arrive ready to fight for themselves but instead find they must work in teams divided by gender. Battle lines are drawn, then tested, in the Ink Master Battle of the Sexes. In the end, only one will win $100k and the title of Ink Master.

  • S12E02 A Storm Is Brewin'

    • June 18, 2019
    • Paramount Network

    Team leaders emerge in a shocking new season-long twist that sends the Artists a wake-up call and shakes up the Competition. The Battle of the Sexes continues for $100K and the title of Ink Master.

  • S12E03 Down to the Wire

    • June 25, 2019
    • Paramount Network

    The artists must fight even harder to win the Battle of the Sexes as the field thins and the competition intensifies; one artist is not wired properly for the competition and must pack up and close shop.

  • S12E04 The Hunter & the Hunted

    • July 2, 2019
    • Paramount Network

    The judges are looking for color contrast and the artists are out for blood with full color neo-traditional animal tattoos.

  • S12E05 The Art Stands Alone

    • July 9, 2019
    • Paramount Network

    It's every man or woman for themselves when the artists are subject to a blind critique.

  • S12E06 Art of War

    • July 16, 2019
    • Paramount Network

    The artists must put needle to skin consistently to take out their competitors; the battle of the sexes continues for $100K and the title of Ink Master.

  • S12E07 Sabotage

    • July 23, 2019
    • Paramount Network

    The artists go head-to-head in a test of technical application, and the losers fight for their survival in an elimination tattoo challenge dictated by the victors.

  • S12E08 Pins & No Needles

    • July 30, 2019
    • Paramount Network

    The artists think outside the box as they show their understanding of color theory, then get a crash course in new school style from their coaches Jime Litwalk and Kelly Doty.

  • S12E09 Drawing Alliances

    • August 6, 2019
    • Paramount Network

    Composition must be perfect as the remaining competitors draw freehand tattoos on their canvases, and coaches James Vaughn and Megan Jean Morris offer the artists advice.

  • S12E10 By Accident or By Design

    • August 13, 2019
    • Paramount Network

    The battle for the grand prize and title of Ink Master continues as the judges test the artists' adaptability.

  • S12E11 Roll of the Dice

    • August 20, 2019
    • Paramount Network

    The artists find themselves in a dicey situation with confrontational coaches Josh Payne and Nikki Simpson.

  • S12E12 Put Your Ink Where Your Mouth Is

    • August 27, 2019
    • Paramount Network

    The competition tests the artists' ability to market themselves when the power is in the hands of the canvases.

  • S12E13 Moving Pictures

    • September 3, 2019
    • Paramount Network

    The artists are on their own in a test of finesse as the six remaining competitors fight for the cash prize and the title of Ink Master.

  • S12E14 Unfriendly Fire

    • September 10, 2019
    • Paramount Network

    It's a battle of the sexes as the men's team takes aim at the women during an illustrative portrait challenge.

  • S12E15 Step Up or Shut Up

    • September 17, 2019
    • Paramount Network

    The last four artists remaining battle it out in a tattoo marathon to secure their spot in the season finale.

  • S12E16 Battle of the Sexes Finale

    • September 24, 2019
    • Paramount Network

    Seven veteran artists battle it out in the "Clash of the Coaches Face Off." The battle of the sexes comes to an end as the three finalists reveal their 35-hour Master Canvas tattoos and one artist wins the title of Ink Master.

Season 13

  • S13E01 Rep Your Region

    • January 7, 2020
    • Paramount Network

    The artists tattoo their home states and face blind critiques by the judges, a competitor makes a drastic choice, and patriotic tattoos decide someone's fate in the Face Off.

  • S13E02 Clash of the Collages

    • January 14, 2020
    • Paramount Network

    The South aims to unify and rebound when the teams are tasked with a postcard mural on the side of a bus, and a compass rose elimination tattoo includes a game-changing twist.

  • S13E03 Teamwork Makes the Dream Work

    • January 21, 2020
    • Paramount Network

    Teams must unify or die in a two-day tattoo marathon that's all about collaboration, then the losers fight for survival with full-bodied American traditional fairy tattoos.

  • S13E04 Battle Lines

    • January 28, 2020
    • Paramount Network

    To test legibility, the teams spin intricate designs with yarn on outdoor canvases, then get technical with schematic tattoos.

  • S13E05 Out of Your Element

    • February 4, 2020
    • Paramount Network

    To test their consistency, each team must work on a single canvas at the same time to create a tattoo series representing either earth, wind, water or fire.

  • S13E06 Off the Chain

    • February 11, 2020
    • Paramount Network

    After the teams create colorful murals by inserting cups into chain-linked fences, the artists are tasked with tattooing neon-light pieces.

  • S13E07 Head Spin

    • February 18, 2020
    • Paramount Network

    The teams must prove their adaptability while they each work on multiple tattoos and canvasses at the same time, and the Face Off Tattoo comes with a surprise.

  • S13E08 Sugar Rush

    • February 25, 2020
    • Paramount Network

    The teams put their knowledge of color theory to the test while concocting candy creations, and new school food is on the menu for the elimination tattoo challenge.

  • S13E09 Artistry on the Line

    • March 3, 2020
    • Paramount Network

    Competitors must win a suspended-art flash challenge for the right to assign canvases in the notoriously difficult pinup tattoo elimination.

  • S13E10 Every Artist for Themselves

    • March 10, 2020
    • Paramount Network

    The 10 remaining artists must set themselves apart from their regional teams and face off in head-to-head individual battles, and two competitors are sent home.

  • S13E11 From Toast to Toast

    • March 17, 2020
    • Paramount Network

    Jerrel is chafed by his team while creating a mural out of toasted bread, then the artists are tasked with tattooing realistic U.S. landmarks.

  • S13E12 Last Draw

    • March 24, 2020
    • Paramount Network

    The artists must show their versatility and tattoo line drawings created by another contestant, but an unexpected twist shakes up an alliance's strategy.

  • S13E13 There Can Only Be One

    • March 31, 2020
    • Paramount Network

    Working solo to test their precision, the artists must create mural designs using only staples, then tattoo portraits of senior citizens.

  • S13E14 Compose Yourself

    • April 7, 2020
    • Paramount Network

    The artists create one-of-a-kind designs on protective headgear in the Flash Challenge, and composition is key for a daunting elimination tattoo featuring Japanese cranes.

  • S13E15 Race to the Finish

    • April 14, 2020
    • Paramount Network

    Five artists must tattoo a subject and style chosen by their competitors in an elimination challenge, followed by a 13-hour tattooing marathon to send a second artist home.

  • SPECIAL 0x11 Master Canvas Reveal | Ink Master: Turf War

    • April 15, 2020

    With the cancellation of the Ink Master finale due to COVID-19, join us as finalists Jimmy Snaz, Bob Jones and Angel Rose reveal and discuss their master canvas tattoos in this exclusive Master Canvas Reveal. Let’s celebrate an incredible season and all of the artists’ hard work!