Spike TV’s hit series “Ink Master” will return for a ninth season on June 6th. This season, shops from all around the country are sending two of their strongest artists to compete for a $200,000 grand prize, an editorial feature in Inked and, for the first time in “Ink Master” history, the title of “Master Shop.”
This season comes with a new twist, as artists will be competing in pairs and representing their hometown shops. Throughout the competition, the artists are not only tested on their technical skills, but also their on-the-spot creativity, as they must conceive and execute original tattoos on “human canvases.” Each episode will focus on a different and distinct style of tattooing, and as always, while the artists’ masterpieces will last a lifetime…so will their mistakes.
After every challenge, the contestants face a tough panel comprised of Jane’s Addiction guitarist Dave Navarro, as well as world-renowned tattoo artists Chris Nuñez from Miami Ink and Oliver Peck from Elm Street Tattoo.