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.
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.
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.