Ink Master

Tuesday 10:00 PM on Spike TV Premiered Jul 17, 2011 In Season


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  • Get rid of that long haired biased judge

    He's such a biased judge.
  • Eyebrows

    Also if I hafta watch Christian pop up his eyebrows anymore I think I'm going to have to stop watching. I find him flexing his eyebrows even wen it's not necessary like he can't even help himself lmao wow soo annoying
  • Disappointed

    I agree with DrSkippy 100%. They did it again in episode 12 when they eliminated Turk. Amanda's tattoo was absolutely hideous and didn't meet the standards of the challenge in terms of a "reflection" and didn't show the "detail" that Turk showed and which was the supposed theme of the episode. When it came time to make a decision on who is being eliminated they suddenly change what they were asked to tattoo and eliminated him because of color saturation. Very frustrated with this season.
  • Disappointed

    Season 11, Episode 11. For 10.5 seasons I have watched the judges perform and while it is part of the human experience to disagree on some things, I have nearly always respected their decisions. That ended with this episode. The reason is that the judges contradicted their own policy in the decision to send Kyle home. Tim got a "pass" because of technical application. How many times in the past 10 years have we seen excellent technical application go home because it DID NOT MEET THE CHALLENGE? How many times have we heard them say that excellent tattoos will go home for failing to meet the challenge? They even said it at the beginning of this challenge. All judges agreed Tim failed to meet the challenge. It is impossible to avoid the conclusion that they colluded to keep him and in doing so they sent someone home who had poorer technical application but came far closer to meeting the challenge. As for Amanda, the top of her temple--which was supposed to be the focal point of the challenge and clearly was not (Oliver said as much twice in pointing out the detail in the foreground)--looked like a stack of pancakes. Is she not still there because she's the last woman in the competition? This decision was a shame and a sham, and the judges should be ashamed of themselves. I'm especially disappointed in Nunez, who is always a stickler for hitting the challenge.
  • Season 11 is rediculous

    I love the show right up to this year. I'm so tired of listening to Cleen and Christian smack talking each other every other line. What ever happened to sportmanship. I realize this show never had much of that, but the bashing is already getting old and it's only episode 2. It's all for show anyway, so clean it up so we can all appreciate the ink and not who smack talks better.
  • A Whale of a Tale

    On Season 10, episode 13 I believe they eliminated the wrong person. Unless it is a new hybrid species between shark and mermaid, Roly put a mammal tail on a fish. In case one wonders, fish have a vertical tail fin and propel by going side-to-side. Mammals have a horizontal tail fin (or legs) and propel by going up-and-down. Just ask Michael Phelps or any aquatic mammal (those that talk, of course)
  • Predictable amnd trite

    As soon as Episode 3 started and it was declared that one artist from the 2 losing teams would go home, it was ordained that Steve would win the flash challenge. They had to even the teams out and the way to do that was to make Steve's team safe.

    Despite what the 'judges' had to say, Steve's tattoo was not in proper proportion. Hell, even Ray Charles could see a portraitist, I know proportions. His missed the mark. Unfortunately, the tattoo judges think they actually know something.

    Now, as far as who went home this episode, I have no complaint. The two sent home deserved to sent home. But, there are at least 2 on Steve's team that need to sent home NOW!

    I've been at odds with a lot of the judge's decisions throughout the seasons. They come across as 'all-knowing they're not. I think it's pretty obvious that their choices come about while they (the judges) are high on alcohol, crack or marijuana.

    Their decisions are seldom thought out with any rationale whatsoever.

    I don't hate the show/ It's gotten very funny although it is not intended top be funny. Just extremely POOR judging.
  • I'm done with this show..

    Funny in this prejudice ass world u let the "peers" decide... just like in court... The black man is so feared... Now your show is bright and boring just like the world would be without "color".. Let me just be happy with Black Ink Chicago.. Get over it... We just turned into savages being here in Amerikkka.. Like they say.... When in Rome.....
  • The last few seasons have been crap. S9 has started that way, too.

    This used to be must see tv for me. I went from disliking tattoos in general to actually appreciating them. So I am exactly the type of viewer that should be locked in each season. But the last few seasons have been crap. The judges have little consistency in their critiques. One week not following the rules has you packing up and leaving. Other weeks, it's really not that big of a deal. When this wishy-washy nature creeps in to the finale, and an artist can win the title of Inkmaster with incomplete tattoos, something is wrong. Very, very wrong. It's also wrong when you watch the show (S8) and notice the manipulation of the game to manufacture an end result. Just let the tattoos speak for themselves. This alliance nonsense takes up far too much time. I want to see tattooing, not overhyped drama. And speaking of too much time, this show is an hour long. Why do I have to watch the first 20 or so minutes of flash challenges that have zero to do with tattooing?? You give the artists several hours to work with ice sculptures, etc. Why can't they be doing a tattoo challenge during that time instead? I don't give two craps how they can beautify post it notes! We are lucky if we get 20 good minutes of actual tattooing after flash challenges and in house bickering. Please step up your game, Ink Master!
  • Absurdity at its finest.

    Completely awful. In all seriousness the first season was an actual protrayal of genuine tattoo abilities and artistry, watching this now in see the lack of authenticity. Dave should just not be a judge, a lousy musician with worse tattoos than most the appear on the show. Nunez needs to drop his ego and realize that his perspective isn't more important that the rest of the world. Peck has an extreme fascination with balls, every critique he does he mentions balls.. Also take out the toothpick it doesn't make you look cool neither does buttoning only the top button of your flannels. All of them try and follow trends and in all honesty lost all ability to correctly judge let alone be air'd on television, the last thing they need is more attention.
  • Ink Master Season 8

    This has by far been the worst season. To see something so rigged is really irritating. It's obvious they want a girl to win, especially when the only non biased judge has been Chris. Every week they compare these girls to the guys, and have even admitted to the guys hitting the challenge better, yet send them home anyway. Kelly is very good but Ryan has been hyped up all season, and Nikki should've been gone even before Gia. To have Erik gone and trash Sketch to the point where he quit is ridiculous. This is how a show loses fan interest. Spoiler alert, Ryan wins
  • Winner of Ink Master

    I think this season is going to have the first female to win who is Ryan. I also think Nikki should be off the show since she has so much negative to say about everything men do, but nothing negative about when the women do.
  • I watch for the art

    I've always like watching for the art not the big brother type drama. Ink master is becoming a Jerry Springer show. I don't mind competition but OMG - Nikki's voice is like nails on a chalkboard to me and I cannot stand her, or other contestants like her past and previous, that just whine and don't have the skill or artistry to back up her whining. Please get her and others like her offf the show! I can't continue watching this show if contestants like this remain.

    I love the cast of Season 8, but Nikki. Could someone eliminate her cocky, old looking ass.

  • You Guys Suck - What a Scam!!

    Original viewer. Each year worse than before. Last season winner, last straw. You don't EVER play by YOUR own rules. Redemption on Anthony thought up in Stink Tank, rigged. Viewers are not STUPID! Even Dave can't save this abortion. One of the Girls should have gone home last episode, not playing by your rules. Can't watch this train wreck anymore. Thank you for RUINING my favorite show!!!
  • Giving tattoo a bad name

    I don't understand why they have to shout at each other about how good they are and curse all the time, can't they let their work speak for them ? They're just whinny white trash, and they cured me from wanting a tattoo, ever...
  • The 8th season starts with somewhat of a thud.

    They start the show by making people do traditional tattoos and send people home for doing terrible work, and before they even finish their terrible work. I dunno, Brent Osborne and Johnny Flash were legit terrible, but I am not sure I agree with them sending Hobo home as early as they did. I mean, his tattoo wasn't great, but it wasn't Brent Osborne or Johnny Flash bad.

    Then later this blue-haired girl ends up screwing up both the American AND Japanese Traditional tattoos by doing her own style instead and they scold her royally for it, yet let her on the show anyway! This shows how hypocritical the judges can be.

    But my big gripe with this show that has ALWAYS been a gripe? Sexism. They narrowed it down to ten or twelve artists, four of them were girls and only ONE of them was admitted to the show and she was the last one picked. Ishabet got screwed out of a spot by the remaining twin who the Judges had NOTHING nice to say about, made a terrible tattoo, and he gets onto the show, but not more talented female artists? I think this show should have a female judge, so judging becomes much less biased.
  • COME ON!!!

    The Kardashian Effect has reared it's nasty self onto another Master. The product is awesome as it is, without all of the phoney BS in order to create controversy and clicks. And, it's never more evident than ever when watching the Live Finale fights and bogus winners. Let's face it, Sausage and Matti are great at drawing lines of ink, but horrible at delivering lines of dialogue. No doubt, Anthony Michaels, was a sweet guy with mad skills, but, his tats didn't come close to Christian or Cleen. The show got what it wanted... as many people as possible tilting and throwing shade... Come On Navarro, tell Kim to get the F off your show. That's what we dig about you.
  • Inconsistent judges

    Two years ago, Cleen Rock One lost in the finals due to the fact that he didn't meet the challenge. This was a tough way to lose, but fair. Then last night, he lost to someone who didn't meet the challenge! Bottom line is, this is a great show with some innovative challenges and amazing artists, but someone needs to enforce a modicum of consistency! The judges literally change their criteria from week-to-week and year-to-year. What happens the next time a finalist just chooses to ignore the challenge and do their own thing? Let them get away with it again? Go back to enforcing the rules? The judging is an inconsistent crap shoot, which is awful for any competition. It's too bad, because otherwise this show is fantastic.
  • What a joke

    The fact that they let the fans decide who was the winner of $20,000 and got the first spot in the final 2 was a joke. They picked the unfinished and hard to read tattoo. This has turned into a popularity contest and a reality show. Disappointing...
  • Scamming the loyal watchers

    To me it seems that the judges are making decision for a reaction and to make it more drama than a real show. I think they make decisions who they pick just to get reaction. I really feel this season has been unfair and the ones they kept should have been eliminated and the ones that went home should have stayed. So is this really Ink Master or just another phony reality show?
  • Matti was robbed

    matti's tattoo looked amazing besides the hair which could easily be fixed. Christians tattoo was horrible. In a year it will look like a blob of garbage. His "traditional eagle" wasn't even well done and i can't believe that the judges let that slide. i have the utmost respect for ollie peck and chris nunez and dave navarro but sometimes i think they let the pressure of the show get the best of them. Christian works for joe hamilton and sausage and i believe that they let that get into their heads. Basically Christian needs to go. he should have been eliminated. if he makes it one more week i will start to question the validity of ink master as a competition, because it seems more like a popularity contest. christians tattoo sucked and i would never wear it. and his big mouth and cockiness just pisses me off as a fan of the show. KICK HIM OFF!!! Clean Rock one should have won his season and better win this one. jay clay dunn did garbage tattoos all season and he won with a great tattoo. I happened to love it. but cleen rock ones tattoo blew it away, and just because it wasn't photo realism to the level that the judges expected didn't mean he should have lost the title of ink master. I personally would never get a tattoo from jay clay dunn because he is so inconsistent and he has no confidence or drive. thats not an ink master in my mind. Here is a little advice for the judges. when it comes down to the end, the report card matters. its called ink master. not who can do the best tattoo during ink master live. sorry for the angry comment and much love and respect to ollie chris and dave. I love the show and you guys rock.
  • Sexist garbage

    This show is absolutely repulsive and I'll never watch it again. On the finale there was absolutely no reason for the female canvases to be showing their naked backside, they should have been covered past the tattoo. This show exists just as an excuse to objectify women, absolutely disgusting.
  • Time to bring truly inspiring female canvases and not just hot girls.

    Its 2015. As a woman, while I like watching the competitive nature of Ink Master, the continual objectification of women on the show is really distasteful. You bring male athletes and men who perform and have some kind of contribution beyond their looks. Ive only ever seen you bring women into the show who are mostly naked and beautiful. Where's the substance? This is a human competition. Men and women BOTH showing up to show their prowess. Its time to get beyond the over simplification of sex selling and move beyond the continual over-objectification of the women you present. What exactly would happen if you brought male strippers onto the show to be paraded around and then guys would freak. But the women participants are supposed to just roll with the guys acting like monkeys in front of naked girls and pretend its all ok. Its time to really look at what you are choosing to show your audience your values are. Give us some hot and sexy BRAINIAC ladies. Just saying.
  • Real Ink Master Results

    Season 6 ink master winner Chris, runner up Matt and loser was Krusseman, but of course the betting odds on the actual true result meant people wouldn't win big money so lets give the trophy to the last place contestant with the best odds for a bigger payout. Try telling me this didn't happen and then watch season 6 which PROVES it did.
  • Are we fighting a war or watching a TV show?

    I watched this program twice and I felt like I was in a war zone. Concurrently, I was watching the Great British Baking Show, where the judges act like human beings and actually create a great environment for the bakers to work in. In other words, they're nice people. These Ink Master people seem angry all the time. Everything is done in an almost militaristic fashion, with this guy standing at attention like a prison guard, next to the person who is revealing his/her tattoo. It was all really unpleasant to watch. Why so much nastiness? Why not a little softness and humor. It's so gung ho, competition is a kill or be killed situation. I hated it.
  • Ink master is a joke and rigged

    Every year they choose the worst person to "win". Tommy Helm with season 1 did everything and they gave it to the guy that only does black and white. Then they robbed cleen rock one and josh hibbard. Now they give the title to Kruseman who can't even do portraits and yet the show is called ink master. This show is a joke and hope they get pulled from the air cause their stupid decisions are beyond forgiveness. Goodbye ink master. You suck donkey balls
  • Good Ideas wasted on Egos!!

    People are coming on the show for a good tattoo but when the Artists start throwing out skulls to artist they hate, the people are walking out with shitty tattoos. This episode proved that and the previews to the next looks like everyone did another shitty tattoo.

    The rules need to change. After the skull challenge the Judges Rate the artist 1-10 then let them pick the canvas they want in that order. A challenge is still a challenge, saturation, Koi fish, realism, etc.

    The shows fuckin people
  • Joke for a so called show

    This show needs to get off the air asap no one canc tatoo except maybeone person but even that person fails an these poor people gotta be put in this show with quick craps shitty tatoos host take this joke of a show down.
  • Jamie from season 2

    Jamie lost to Sarah (who has been in that room more times then he has and who complained about everything) in the animal round because of the stickler hues judge who pointed out that he had no tattoos which shouldn't have mattered because he was an awesome tattoo artist. I stop watching the show after that
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