Season 5

Episode Guide

Hail Ceaser!

S5 E1
Jan 18, 2017
Ceaser ushers in a new era of Black Ink with a grand opening party at his new shop. Teddy takes the reins of 113th as the new executive manager. Tempers flare when Donna finds out that Max is still involved with his ex.

Teddy's Playhouse

S5 E2
Jan 18, 2017
O'Sh*t returns to Harlem with a new name and a new flame. Ted transforms Ceaser's old office into a Boom Boom Room and hires a new tattoo artist. Ceaser's brand ambassador Kitty incites a brawl when she insults the 113th shop.


S5 E3
Jan 25, 2017
Ceaser is forced to confront his employees after learning that Kitty was jumped. A rumor sends Young Bae into attack mode. Nikki finally agrees to let Richard work at 113th. Sky concocts a crazy plan to get Donna back.

Welcome to Hell

S5 E4
Feb 1, 2017
Dutchess takes over 113th and plans a 24-hour tattoo-a-thon, but a fight between Sky and Tiffany threatens the event. An urgent call from Richard has Nikki racing to the Bronx courthouse. Donna sells her most precious asset.

Serving Wedding Realness

S5 E5
Feb 8, 2017
Sky ends up with stitches when Tiffany confronts her about her attitude. Melody wants to return to Black Ink. Sky shares a closely guarded secret with Ceaser. Richard and Nikki's wedding celebration turns ugly.

Dushi or Don't She

S5 E6
Feb 15, 2017
Walt tries to convince Richard to take care of his legal situation. Ceaser is shocked when Donna shows up at the shop wanting her job back. Dutchess comes home to NYC to celebrate her magazine cover.

The Ring Didn't Mean a Thing

S5 E7
Feb 22, 2017
Ceaser is shocked when Dutchess leaves him. Sky asks her female co-workers for a very personal favor. Walt and Sky introduce Young Bae to online dating. Sky fears for her safety when a man from her past shows up at the shop.

Ride The Sky Train

S5 E8
Mar 1, 2017
The crew takes Ceaser to Miami for some sun, sand and senoritas. Richard battles it out in court with Kathie over custody of their son. Dutchess receives a disturbing phone call that has her questioning her decision to leave NYC

The Wilds of New Jersey

S5 E9
Mar 8, 2017
The crew heads out on a camping trip for some team-building exercises but all hell breaks loose when an unexpected visitor arrives. Dutchess demands proof of Ceaser's affair. Sky and Donna discover dark secrets from Nikki's past.

Puppies Are Magic

S5 E10
Mar 8, 2017
The crew tries to persuade Ceaser to reopen the shop. Dutchess returns to New York and makes a shocking discovery on Ceaser's computer. A friendsgiving celebration turns sour when Sky attacks Teddy about his behavior.

Buenos Dias Puerto Rico!

S5 E11
Mar 15, 2017
As the crew heads to Puerto Rico, a massive screw up from Teddy threatens to derail the entire trip. Melody loses her cool when Lalo refuses to make the ultimate commitment. Ceaser and Dutchess finally come face to face.

Miss Kitty, P.I.

S5 E12
Mar 22, 2017
The crew parties on a boat off the coast of Puerto Rico but things get rocky when Ceaser exposes the truth about Nikki's past. Melody and Lalo commit their lives to each other. Dutchess makes an emotional plea to win Ceaser back.

The Grand Re-Opening

S5 E13
Mar 29, 2017
The crew celebrates the grand re-opening of Black Ink. Ted is on the defense as Melody makes a power play to become manager. O'Sh*t reveals shocking information about Nikki. Melody catches Ceaser in a compromising position.

He Signs Your Checks...

S5 E14
Apr 5, 2017
Ceaser and the crew turn it up at DMX's birthday party. Sky is determined to stop Kitty from becoming Ceaser's new woman. Someone from Nikki's past shows up with shocking news. And a fancy dinner ends when Sky trashes the table.

Foodie With The Booty

S5 E15
Apr 12, 2017
An angry Miss Kitty confronts Ceaser about sleeping with Allison. Richard rushes to the hospital after an urgent text message from Nikki. Dutchess gets her groove back with an NFL player after hearing about Ceaser's sex life.

Ruff Times

S5 E16
Apr 19, 2017
Sky returns to 113th and shares some big news. Ceaser attempts damage control with Miss Kitty. Sky heads to the boardroom to pitch her new work out. All hell breaks loose when Donna says Sky doesn't deserve her promotion.

Say it, Don't Spray it

S5 E17
Apr 26, 2017
Ceaser learns a shocking revelation about his relationship with Dutchess. After the loss of their baby, Richard's wife Nikki hits her breaking point. Kitty attempts to make peace with Dutchess. Bae is caught up in a new romance.

Black Ink Crew: Atlanta

S5 E18
May 3, 2017
Miss Kitty refuses to back down from Dutchess. Ceaser continues to cozy up to Karlie Redd. Richard must decide whether to save his marriage. Ceaser throws a huge bash to celebrate the newest shop in his franchise.