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Season 12



  • S12E01 The Ink Will Speak for Itself

    • June 11, 2019
    • 45 minutes
    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
    • 45 minutes
    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
    • 45 minutes
    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
    • 45 minutes
    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
    • 45 minutes
    It's every man or woman for themselves when the artists are subject to a blind critique.
  • S12E06 Art of War

    • July 16, 2019
    • 45 minutes
    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
    • 45 minutes
    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
    • 45 minutes
    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
    • 45 minutes
    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
    • 45 minutes
    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
    • 45 minutes
    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
    • 45 minutes
    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
    • 45 minutes
    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
    • 45 minutes
    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
    • 45 minutes
    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
    • 45 minutes
    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.



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