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[07/26/16 - 07:18 AM]
Let the Battle Begin on Season Eight of "Ink Master" Premiering Tuesday, August 23 at 10PM ET/PT
This season, judges - and now, mentors - Oliver Peck and Chris Nuñez will pick their own teams of tattoo artists as the contestants battle it out in permanent ink for a $100,000 grand prize.

[03/29/16 - 10:31 AM]
Spike TV Inks Season Nine of "Ink Master"
Season 9 will consist of 15 one-hour episodes plus a live finale and will debut in 2017.

[01/19/16 - 09:21 AM]
Only One Artist Will Be Left Standing When the Ink Dries on the New Season of "Ink Master" Premiering Tuesday, March 1 at 10 PM ET/PT
In addition to new contestants, this season brings back eight of the series' favorite artists from previous seasons to battle it out in permanent ink.

[10/19/15 - 10:02 AM]
Spike TV Inks Season Eight of "Ink Master" - New Season of 16 Episodes Slated for Summer 2016
Season seven of "Ink Master" debuts next spring and will feature returning show favorite contestants.

[10/14/15 - 10:00 AM]
Spike Greenlights a New Season of "Ink Master: Redemption"
The new season launches next spring coinciding with Season 7 of "Ink Master."

[10/14/15 - 08:10 AM]
Season 6 Winner of "Ink Master" Named in Live Season Finale
They took home a cash prize of $100,000, a feature article in the premiere tattoo publication "Inked" and the ultimate bragging rights title of "Ink Master."

[05/27/15 - 10:07 AM]
Spike TV Inks Season Seven of "Ink Master" And Creates Spin-Off Series "Ink Master: Redemption"
The network will launch the newest installment of "Ink Master" - season six - on Tuesday, June 23 at 10:00/9:00c.

[05/12/15 - 09:18 AM]
Video: "Ink Master" Season 6 Meet the Contestants
As previously announced, the series returns for a sixth season starting Tuesday, June 23 at 10:00/9:00c.

[04/28/15 - 08:10 AM]
It's Best to 'Know Your Enemy' on the New Season of "Ink Master" Starting Tuesday, June 23 at 10 PM, ET/PT
This season it's not just about the rivalries the artists create during the competition, each contestant comes with their own personal tattoo rival - their master or apprentice.

[03/03/15 - 02:21 PM]
Spike: The Ones to Watch - Network Launches New Logo and Tagline
The tagline encompasses the network's strategic shift to a general entertainment network delivering compelling original entertainment with an edge and a distinctive point of view.

[12/17/14 - 11:22 AM]
Decorate the Tree and Ring in the New Year with Some of Your Favorite "Ink Master" Alumni on "Merry Ink" and "New Year's Ink" Specials
Every drop of ink counts, there are no flash challenges on these episodes and after every round, one artist is eliminated from their chance at "Ink Master" redemption.

[12/17/14 - 08:25 AM]
Season 5 Winner of "Ink Master" Named in Live Season Finale
Plus: look for "Merry Ink" and "New Year's Ink" specials on Tuesday, December 23 and Tuesday, December 30, respectively.

[12/16/14 - 10:25 AM]
Spike TV Inks Season Six of "Ink Master"
The new season, featuring 13 one-hour episodes, goes into production early next year and will debut in the summer of 2015.

[09/30/14 - 07:05 AM]
Spike Launches Its First Ever TV Everywhere App on September 30
Along with a first look at the season premiere of "Bar Rescue" (which debuts on Spike TV on October 5), the app features the new episodes from "Ink Master's" highly-compelling new season.

[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 2016)
TIME SLOT:
tuesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
CURRENT SEASON:
8 (16 episodes)
ADDITIONAL NOTES:
renewed through the 2016-17 season (the show's ninth of 16 episodes) on 3/29/16
DESCRIPTION:
(from Spike TV's press release, March 2016) Spike has greenlit a new season of the highly rated hit original tattoo-competition series, "Ink Master." Season 9 will consist of 15 one-hour episodes plus a LIVE finale and will debut in 2017. The announcement was made today by Sharon Levy, executive vice president, original series, Spike. "Ink Master" is currently in its 7th season and is averaging a robust 1.8 million viewers in its Tuesday timeslot. The Spike original series is delivering triple-digit gains this season in the timeslot for Adults 18-49 (+252%) and Adults 18-34 (+286%) and is ranked #2 on cable with Adults 18-49 and #2 with Women 18-49. "Ink Master" is drawing a 55% female audience, demonstrating the network's ongoing plan to deliver gender-balanced original hit series. Last fall, Season 6 of "Ink Master" averaged 2.4 million viewers, the highest tally in franchise history. Season 8 of "Ink Master" will debut this August.
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