Season 7

Episode Guide


S7 E1
Mar 1, 2016
The battle for $100,000 and the title of Ink Master begins as new artists are thrown into the fire in an intense Flash Challenge, and the first veteran artist returns.

One Man's Trash

S7 E2
Mar 8, 2016
Egos collide when the artists are forced to get their hands dirty in a team Flash Challenge, and another veteran artist returns to clean up the competition.

Salt in the Wound

S7 E3
Mar 15, 2016
Creativity is tested in a salty Flash Challenge, the artists transform their canvases into comic-book characters, and another veteran artist returns.

The Devil's in the Details

S7 E4
Mar 22, 2016
Forensics expert Adrian Gardner assesses the artists' fingerprint tattoos in the Flash Challenge, and a veteran artist's return sparks old rivalries.

New School, Old Artist

S7 E5
Mar 29, 2016
The artists team up to transform contortionists using body paint, and a veteran artist returns to add a new-school twist to an old subject.

Under Pressure

S7 E6
Apr 5, 2016
New alliances are formed during a high-pressure Flash Challenge, and a veteran artist joins forces with the new artists in an effort to take down a common enemy.

Knuckle Sandwich

S7 E7
Apr 12, 2016
Alliances are broken during a white-knuckled Flash Challenge, a veteran artist returns, and the artists must design political portraits in the Elimination Tattoo.

Breathing Fire

S7 E8
Apr 19, 2016
The artists pair up in a tedious Flash Challenge, the final veteran artist returns, and canvases sit for traditional Japanese dragon-themed tattoos.

Sink or Soar

S7 E9
Apr 26, 2016
The remaining artists work in pairs to execute cohesive large-scale back pieces, and the judges introduce a surprise twist that sends two more artists packing.


S7 E10
May 3, 2016
The six remaining artists work in an assembly line for an American traditional-style Elimination Tattoo, and the artists must put one of their teammates up for elimination.

Head in the Game

S7 E11
May 10, 2016
The pressure is on when the artists must ink the ultimate in-your-face tattoo, and regretful canvases task the artists with covering up symbols of hate.

Turning the Tables

S7 E12
May 17, 2016
The tables are turned when the new artists call the shots in the Elimination Tattoo, and the battle for a spot in the finale is more intense than ever.

Revenge Finale

S7 E13
May 24, 2016
The master canvases are revealed, and America helps crown a new Ink Master.