Several months after opening one of Las Vegasâ€™s most popular tattoo parlors, the founding owners are at odds over what direction to take their business. Harts wants to push the shop as a Vegas hot spot, while Huntington has other ideas. If the two canâ€™t agree, the shop will have to close.
Dizzle, the shop's helper, wants to become an apprentice and learn the art of tattooing. It is hard for Thomas to take him seriously as Dizzle is always goofing off and has trouble focusing on his duties. If he is really serious about the apprenticeship, Dizzle must prove it to Thomas and Clark. They earned their wings the hard way and they expect no less of Dizzle.
Flighty receptionist Quinn has been running wild and shop manager Monica puts her foot down. Word has it that Quinn will be getting the ax. Before Monica can make her move, things get even more difficult.
It's not easy dating a tattoo artist. Just ask H & H manager Monica, whose relationship with co-owner Thomas has taken a messy turn. It's tears and turmoil at the tattoo shop when Monica breaks down during a live Tony Hawk radio broadcast from H & H.
There's a new boss in town as former receptionist, Brian, has been promoted to manager. Brian's new job is certainly not an easy one, especially as troubles with the receptionists and helpers seem endless.
Vegas is proving to be too small a town for Thomas and Carey who can't wait to head to Florida to scout out the location for the new shop. But troubles from home seem to follow them everywhere. Meanwhile back at the shop, Quinn is looking to bust out in her own particular way with a trip to the plastic surgeon.
H & H tattoo artist, Big E - a former gang member turned loving dad and current Mixed Martial Art Champion - wants to get back in the cage. He's training hard for the moment of truth. But will he defend his title or will his dreams be left a bloody mess in the cage?
While Carey's on the road strange things are afoot at the Hart and Huntington tattoo shop. There are suddenly plenty of new faces, an artist breaks her leg and Brian can't wait to get out.
Tattoo artist Josh and his long time girlfriend decide to tie the knot. In true Vegas style, they are married by Elvis. But with Hart and Huntington employees standing in as your bridal party, you can bet the wedding won't go off without a hitch!
Thomas is commissioned to "tattoo" a model's prosthetic leg, but every time he goes to put brush to limb, something comes up and the leg is put on the shelf. Over time that proves to be a bit of a problem, because the woman needs it back. But just when Thomas is finally about to get down to business, an unexpected event throws him for a loop and the fate of the leg is put into question.
It's a clash of tattoo styles when old school artist Clark butts heads with the new guy, Twig.
Nina, the new receptionist at H & H, is driving everyone crazy at the shop. And, like so many H & H receptionists before her, she's skating on thin ice.
Carey struggles with the decision to return to competitive riding as financial pressures force him back on his bike for the first time since his near fatal accident. Thomas faces his own fears about his skill as an artist as does his toughest tattoo to date. And the entire Hart & Hunnington crew plan a charity auction for the kids of The Ronald McDonald House.
Dizzle, H & H's favorite apprentice, is finally stepping up to the plate, but his mentor, Thomas, is starting to fade.
After nearly a year, the shop is still not operating like a well-oiled machine or making money for that matter and it's beginning to take a toll on the owners. To make matters worse, Carey and Thomas's personal relationship is also suffering. An old friend, though, comes back to town and suddenly everything changes.
Huntington & Hart serves several colorful characters today. A man comes in to get his second tattoo in honor of Angelina Jolie - this one will say "Billy Bob." Melissa gets a pair of eyes just below her navel so they can overlook the "family jewels." And on a more poignant note, Lucas arrives to finish a piece by adding an angel to a portrait of Jesus. The angel is a tribute to his three-year-old daughter who died when her mother backed over her with the family car.
Timothy, who just flew back from Iraq, joins his sister to get "Big Bro" and "Little Sis" tattoos. Another man gets an Amsterdam coat of arms in memory of his late father who was in a concentration camp. Derek gets a tattoo of a space alien in honor of a wheelchair-bound friend. And a New York City cop who relocated to Las Vegas gets a tattoo tribute to his friends who died on 9/11.
A surprise engagment begins the day at H&H, but not before Jesse tattoos the young lovers names in Thai. Lacey's parents come in to get some family ink and leave smiling. Clark does a portrait for Scott to memorialize his late fiancé Dana and Lacey tats Steve, a Cher impersonator who gets a crystal on his forearm.
Jeph from emo-core band "The Used" gets a unicorn tattoo by artist Josh while Monica gets a bird tattoo from Matt Victor. Karsten & Courtney get tattoos to symbolize important people in their lives and Liz gets a ribbon to mark her organ transplant experience.
Tattos are the name of the game at H&H tattoo company. After four years of sobriety, Brandi decides to get the AA symbol on her back to remind her of her battle with drugs and alcohol. Marc gets the eyes of his children on his back to honor his blood. Teshona and Krista both get cover-ups that make their old tattoos something better. Last, but not least Shaun gets a pin-up girl on his arm by artist Josh.
In this episode, traditional and tribute tattoos are the taste of the day at Hart & Huntington. Artists Big E and Jesse do a sparrow and a sacred heart respectively and Josh does a tribute for Sean who lost a firefighter buddy during 9/11. Matt Victor also does two tats which mark new beginings for each of the clients.
Another day full of tattoos at H&H: Lacey tats dominoes on her friend Bernie as tribute to his son, Toni the Tranny comes in for a back tat and Anthony gets his DNA symbol on his arm. Last but not least, Chaun, an ex-Marine turned Islam commemerates his beliefs with a tat by Josh.
First, Josh tats a Marine who is celebrating his service to his country. Next, two best friends get roses by Twig as a tribute to their friendship. Young Motocross star Josh Hansen comes in and gets a huge arm piece while Vegas punk band Peccadilloes creates havoc in the shop.
Tat stories continue with Jea; a breast cancer survivor who gets a ladybug. Texas Rancher Richard, also a cancer survivor, gets a werewolf on his arm. Next, J. Medicine Hat gets Sitting Bull's autograph while snowboarding legend Mark Frank Montoya gets a tattoo by Twig.
Tattoo artists Joey & Jesse both via for the attentions of Jenn the new receptionist. The receptionists stage a covert operations to discover exactly what happens at the mysterious warehouse.
Big B is kept too long running errands for Carey, that he is late for his own show and now he wants revenge. Rose and Dizzle compete to see who can sell the most posters at the shop.
The heat is on at H&H in the race to see who will win the new girl's heart. On one side, there's Jesse, the self-proclaimed "male slut" of the shop. And on the other there's Joey "nice guy" Hamilton. But the competition simmers to a boil when Jesse unleashes a secret weapon from his book of love. Meanwhile the receptionists are sick and tired of all of the talk about the "Warehouse." So they set out on a stakeout that proves their theory that the managers are up to no good at the warehouse. Or does it?
New hire Jenn Dabbs is off to a rocky start and Carey & company are quick to wonder if they made a mistake with their 26th hire in the past 2 years. Will the revolving door of receptionists spin Jenn out of H&H or will she survive another turn? Meanwhile, H&H alum Thomas and Monica start their new life with twins. It's a new beginning for some old friends.
Carey's GM Mark "Murph" Murphy, has a lot on his plate--getting the online order system going, running the warehouse, and dealing with a very ill-conceived large order of hats. So when things start spinning out of control, Carey lays down the law--Murph has to get it done or else. Meanwhile, when Jesse reads in the local paper that Sylvester Stallone is in town shooting Rocky 6, he puts Dizzle up to a heavyweight challenge.
Clark thinks that Dizzle needs to toughin up to become a tattoo artist, so he takes him to where he learned how to tattoo. The hardcore old school boys from LA teach Dizzle a thing or two. Jerome is asked by a client to engrave his mother's grave with a memorial tattoo.
Big B is more than just Carey's errand boy--he's an internationally known renegade rapper, with his own show coming up at House of Blues Las Vegas. When Carey keeps him on the job a little too long on the day of his show, Big B gets his revenge on his boss "Mr. Las Vegas". Meanwhile, Rose tries to sneak a poster of herself into the shop's merchandise display. But when the picture doesn't sell, Dizzle gets in on the act, by challenging Rose to see whose photo will sell first. Will it be the sexy side of Rose or the sexier side of Dizzle?
Carey plays in a celebrity poker tournament with people like Jenny McCarthy and Jose Canseco. Clark does a tattoo for a head of the local Habitat for Humanity. Clark volunteers himself and his kids to help build a house so that he can bond with them.
Carey and Big B give Dizzle a new set of wheels. Lily needs to raise money so she can get her own equipment. She needs to sell her beloved art work in order to raise the money but she is having a hard time letting go.
When a young athlete in a wheelchair comes into the shop for a tattoo, the artists are intrigued by the sport he plays. So, days later when the young man calls the shop to invite the artists down to the gym to play, the games really begin. But can the artists survive their turn at Murderball? Meanwhile, Carey's in his own hot seat as he agrees to a new sport, Super-Moto. It's faster and crazier than regular motocross and he has only a few weeks to get ready for his first competition.
He calls himself J. Dizzle, says it's his "rap" name. Only thing, he's never even recorded a rhyme. So until he does, the guys at H&H are going to call him by his given name--Josh. Enter Carey...who agrees to give Josh a shot at getting his name back and sets him up with Big B, Carey's assistant who just happens to be an internationally known hip-hop star. Big B also happens to be a very big man, who has little patience for people with a sloppy work ethic and no talent. Can "J. Dizzle" beat the rap or will Big B have to beat it out of him? Meanwhile, Joey starts apprenticing Jenn but the brakes get put on when Carey finds out the new guy is schooling the new girl without his permission.
The days of jeans and T's at H&H are over. In keeping with his grand plan for expanding the H&H Empire, Carey decides it's time to create a uniform look for all of his helpers and receptionists. But when the staff is delivered their new duds, the shop unravels into a state of shock and awe until Carey drops another surprise. Meanwhile, Marc Murphy kicks and screams all the way into the tattoo chair for his first dose of ink.
Katie has a major crush on Dizzle. She challenges him to a mud pit wrestling match to break the ice. She will do whatever it takes for him to notice her and win his heart.
Casey and Murph travel to Hawaii to close the deal on opening a shop there. Murph is more interested in the beaches and the girls than the reason why he is there. Casey's limited are tested.
The new merchandise is out for the shop and Carey wants to throw a fashion show to show it out.
Dizzle pushed Twig too far this time and things change.
What better way to symbolize a new fresh start and beginning than with permanent ink. A woman gets a tattoo to remind her of her difficult divorce, but to also remind her of her new start. After a bad run in with the law, a man gets a new tattoo to honor the way his life has changed since.
A man gets a tattoo to honor is disabled son and his courage. A woman gets a tattoo of the family pet that ended up saving her mother's life that was threatened by a serial killer.
A lot of famous people stop by the shop in this episode. Two member of the band "SevenDust," John and Morgan, stop by to get honorable tattooes. Pro Skateboarder Jason Ellis gets a tattoo in honor of the way he has changed his life around. And Clark's human canvas comes back in for more work to be done.
Carmelo Anthony from the Denver Nuggets gets a tattoo on his back from Jerome.