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[08/27/14 - 08:13 AM]
Relive the Craziest Moments in "Ink Master" History and Vote on the Most Insane Moment During "You Choose Live" Before Season Five Premiere
"You Choose Live" telecasts immediately before the season five premiere of "Ink Master," airing Tuesday, September 2.

[08/19/14 - 10:18 AM]
"Tattoo Nightmares Miami" Takes on the Tattoos That No Other Artists Would Dare
The Spike TV series - premiering Tuesday, September 2 at 11:00/10:00c - is a spinoff of the network's successful "Tattoo Nightmares" original series, which is based in an LA shop.

[07/29/14 - 09:06 AM]
Does Bad Blood Breed Better Art? Find Out On The New Season of "Ink Master" Starting Tuesday, September 2 at 10 PM, ET/PT
This season it is not just about the rivalries you create on the show, each contestant is coming into this competition with a personal tattoo rival.

[05/21/14 - 08:17 AM]
Season 4 Winner Named of "Ink Master" in Live Season Finale
In addition, Season 3 rivals Joshua Hibbard and Jason Clay Dunn returned to the "Ink Master" stage to announce that they will be competing on Season 5 of the series.

[03/31/14 - 01:00 PM]
Spike TV Inks Season Five of "Ink Master"
The new season will increase to 16 one-hour episodes and will debut Fall 2014.

[01/14/14 - 07:36 AM]
Get Ready for a Street Fight When "Ink Master" Returns for Season 4 Starting Tuesday, February 25 at 10 PM, ET/PT
Each week "Ink Master" puts artist through a series of tattoo challenges that are not only designed to test the artists' technical skills, but also their on-the-spot creativity.

[11/25/13 - 11:42 AM]
Spike TV Adds Tori Socha to Its Original Series Team
Socha joins Spike TV having most recently served as Director of Alternative Programming at Syfy where she developed and oversaw production on several new unscripted series.

[10/09/13 - 07:19 AM]
Winner of "Ink Master" Season 3 Named in Live Season Finale
They received a cash prize of $100,000, a feature article in the premiere tattoo publication "Inked" and the ultimate bragging rights title of "Ink Master."

[09/30/13 - 10:16 AM]
Spike TV Inks New Seasons of "Ink Master" and "Tattoo Nightmares"
Season four of "Ink Master" will debut in 2014 with 13 one-hour episodes and 26 new episodes of "Tattoo Nightmares" will debut in 2014 as well.

[09/10/13 - 06:54 PM]
Exclusive: Spike TV to Launch "Criss Angel BeLIEve" Out of "Ink Master" Finale on Tuesday, October 8
The series follows the magician as he attempts "bold and audacious demonstrations never attempted by any mystifier in history."

[06/05/13 - 10:17 AM]
Spike TV Bolsters Original Series Department with New Additions and Key Promotions
Chris Rantamaki is promoted to Senior Vice President, Original Series while Justin Lacob is promoted to Vice President, Original Series.

[06/05/13 - 07:38 AM]
The Stakes Are High and the Mistakes Are Permanent When "Ink Master" Returns Starting Tuesday, July 16 at 10 PM, ET/PT
For the first time this season, the show's Human Canvases will have a vote in the Elimination Tattoo, helping to determine which artist is ultimately sent home.

[04/16/13 - 09:32 AM]
Spike TV Announces Ambitious New Non-Scripted Development Slate
Highlights include projects from Graham Elliot and Adam Carolla.

[12/19/12 - 02:27 PM]
Spike's "Ink Master" Season 2 Finale Marks Up the Competition, Ranking as the #1 Original Series on All Of Cable
Spike TV spins the numbers for Tuesday, December 18.

[12/03/12 - 09:51 AM]
Spike TV Inks New Seasons of Two of the Network's Highest-Rated Original Series
Season three of "Ink Master" will debut in the summer of 2013 while 26 new episodes of "Tattoo Nightmares" will run in 2013.

[10/25/12 - 11:05 AM]
Spike TV Teams with Lloyd's of London to Offer a Ten Million Dollar Prize to Prove Bigfoot Exists
The network has already begun casting contestants for "10 Million Dollar Bigfoot Bounty," a 10-episode competition series.

[10/09/12 - 06:55 AM]
Spike TV Turns Disaster Pieces Into Masterpieces with "Tattoo Nightmares" Starting Tuesday, October 16 at 11 PM, ET/PT
The series will follow new episodes of "Ink Master" at 10:00/9:00c.

[08/14/12 - 10:36 AM]
The Stakes Are Even Higher and the Mistakes Are Permanent When "Ink Master" Returns Starting Tuesday, October 9 at 10 PM, ET/PT
Dave Navarro, Chris Nunez and Oliver Peck return for the new season, which will culminate with a live finale in December.

[04/10/12 - 11:14 PM]
Q1 in Review/Q2 in Preview: MTV, Nickelodeon, OWN, Oxygen, Showtime, Spike TV, Starz & Syfy
A look at what's ahead on the cable channels, plus a recap of their ratings to date this year.

[03/07/12 - 03:00 PM]
Spike TV's "Ink Master" Finale Marks Up the Competition on Cable in Its Timeslot
Spike TV spins the numbers for Tuesday, March 6.

[02/13/12 - 11:00 AM]
Spike TV Orders Season Two of "Ink Master"
Season two's episode order of 13 is an increase over season one, which consists of eight episodes.

[02/01/12 - 09:09 AM]
Spike TV Announces Season Two of "Flip Men"
12 new episodes are on tap for the show's second season.

[12/08/11 - 07:15 AM]
Spike Makes Its Mark With Premiere of New Original Series "Ink Master" on Tuesday, January 17 at 10 PM, ET/PT
Dave Navarro hosts the eight-episode series with Chris Nunez and Oliver Peck serving as judges.

[08/18/11 - 09:25 AM]
Dave Navarro to Host New Spike Original Series "InkMaster"
Plus: Chris Nunez and Oliver Peck to serve as judges on the first-ever tattoo competition series, premiering in January.

[03/16/11 - 08:18 AM]
Spike TV Picks Up New Original Series "InkMasters" and "Car Boss"
"InkMasters" is the first-ever tattoo competition series while "Car Boss" showcases renowned auto dealership "doctor" Tom Stuker.







INK MASTER (SPIKE TV)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
1/17/12 - ???
STATUS:
currently airing (fall 2014)
TIME SLOT:
tuesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
CURRENT SEASON:
5 (16 episodes)
DESCRIPTION:
(from Spike TV's press release, July 2014) Spike TV's hit original and the first tattoo reality-competition series "Ink Master" returns for a fifth season starting Tuesday, September 2 at 10 pm ET/PT, and this time there's bad blood in the water. Tattoo artists from around the country will battle it out to defeat their rival and the other 16 artists in permanent ink and sometimes with each other for a $100,000 grand prize, an editorial feature in Inked and, of course, the bragging rights title of 'Ink Master.' This season it is not just about the rivalries you create on the show, each contestant is coming into this competition with a personal tattoo rival. From convention circuit foes, a former boss vs former employee, brothers and even two of the most infamous rivals in "Ink Master" history, this season's competition is more personal than ever. Each week "Ink Master" puts artist through a series of tattoo challenges that are not only designed to test the artists' technical skills, but also their on-the-spot creativity, where they must create and execute an original tattoo by command on a 'Human Canvas.' Each episode focuses on a different and distinct style of tattooing including realism, black and gray, geometric, neo-traditional, Asian and cover-up, among others. The masterpieces these artists create will last a lifetime, but so will their mistakes.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Chris Nunez as Judge
· Dave Navarro as Host/Judge
· Oliver Peck as Judge
CREW INFORMATION:
· Andrea Richter as EP
· Charlie Corwin as EP
· Daniel Laikind as EP
GENRE(S):
· reality (all)
· reality (competition)
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· Original Media