Black Ink Crew
Reality series chronicling the daily operations and staff drama at an African American-owned and operated tattoo shop in Harlem, New York.
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Season 1Rent or Buy
S01 E01Jan 8, 2013
Welcome to Harlem, U.S.A. (Pilot) On the corner of 113th and Lennox, in the heart of Harlem, you'll find the Black Ink Crew and all of their crazy antics. While PR man Puma mysteriously loses his front tooth, Dutchess the Southern Belle settles into life in the big city and tries to get used to the scrutiny of her playful boss, Ceaser. Meanwhile, manager and front desk girl Alex gets into it with a Mixxxy (Black Ink groupie) over her choice of tattoo and Ceaser has just about had it with his employees who clearly don't respect his authority. After a hard night of partying, Ceaser arrives at his shop to find his staff AWOL. Alex and O'S**t are late so Cease is forced to call in other employees to help out. Puma arrives direct from the doctor's office; delivering some big news...a new, pint-size member of the Black Ink crew will be arriving shortly! When one of O'S**t's clients comes in with a messed up tattoo and Shit is still nowhere to be found, Cease struggles between being a tough boss and a loyal friend.
S01 E02Jan 15, 2013
Oh S**t! Ceaser is fed up with O'S**t's unprofessionalism and makes a decision that will send the Black Ink Crew spinning out of control. Puma receives shocking news while at a strip club and is forced to consider the tough changes he'll have to make as a new father. The girls do brunch and talk about walking in an upcoming fashion show. Alex is less than excited to be a part of the amateur event but promises Dutchess and Sassy she'll be by their sides. Dutchess has a high profile tattoo client test her skills and her patience. Alex and O'S**t get hot and heavy during a photo shoot and her attempt to get him back on Ceaser's good side goes terribly wrong at a Black Ink back yard party.
S01 E03Jan 22, 2013
You Got Served, Son! The aftermath of O'S**t's firing is starting to hit Ceaser where it hurts the most.in his pockets. Sassy is contemplates leaving the chaos of the shop for more stability in the corporate world. Outside of the shop Alex, Dutchess, and Sassy anticipate modeling in an upcoming fashion show. Puma discovers O'S**t's life has spiraled out of control with the biggest blow yet: losing his daughter and eviction from his apartment. Alex moves forward with her feelings for Ted, but at a cost to her friendship with Dutchess and Sassy.
S01 E04Jan 29, 2013
Baby Mama Drama Dutchess drives Ceaser to court where he may end up serving time in jail for owing back child support. Sassy takes a terrified Puma to get a new tooth. Cease confronts his baby mama for taking him to court. Dutchess reaps the benefits of walking in the fashion show and has her first go-see with Inked Magazine. Puma meets up with a still unemployed O'S**t who is about to lose daughter Lulu to his baby mama and be evicted from his apartment.
S01 E05Feb 5, 2013
Mixxxy Madness Black Ink throws a birthday party for Sassy that turns into an out of control Mixxxy bash and all hell breaks loose. Alex, Sassy and Dutchess have some girl time where Sassy and Dutchess confront Alex about getting mixed up with Ted. Alex gets jealous when Ted mixes with a Mixxxy and tries to get back at him by hitting on Ceaser. A jealous Dutchess finds out and goes ballistic, leaving Sassy to keep the peace. Black Ink's awning gets vandalized, creating more money problems for Ceaser who struggles with how to settle his child support debt and get the crew to Vegas for a big tattoo convention. Should he swallow his pride and hire O'S**t back?
S01 E06Feb 12, 2013
What Happens in Vegas... The Black Ink Crew is heading to Vegas to be part of the biggest tattoo convention in the world. Alex has gone M.I.A. and the crew wonders if she is going to show up at all. Dutchess and Ceaser explore their evolving relationship but the trip is less than successful for the crew who half-ass their way through the convention, leaving Cease upset about the future of the shop and distrustful of his employees. O'S**t outshines everyone now that he has his job back and Dutchess and Sassy make the most of a huge photo shoot opportunity with Urban Ink Magazine.even though Alex (who set it up) is a no-show.
S01 E07Feb 19, 2013
This, That, and The Third Post -Vegas, Ceaser is coming to terms with his feelings for Dutchess...despite all of the guys in the shop busting his chops about his upcoming trip to North Carolina to "meet the parents." Because of O'S**t's impressive performance in Vegas, Cease rewards him by putting him in charge of the shop while Cease is down South. Puma and Quanni are also taking a big step when they begin their search for an apartment and they have a discussion about their future as a family. Alex, who was a no-show in Vegas, is living her separate life away from the shop. She gets a surprise visit from Walt, who motivates her to make a visit to the shop to speak with Cease. But when she arrives at Black Ink, Dutchess also has a few things to say.
Season 2Rent or Buy
S02 E01Sep 24, 2013
Premiere The Black Ink Crew is back! O'S**t's visit to court brings his baby mamas together for a family gathering that ends in broken tables and broken promises. Ceaser and Puma's 15 year friendship comes to a shocking end when Puma oversteps his boundaries under Ceaser's reign. When Dutchess and Cease get matching "King" and "Queen" tattoos, it becomes obvious to the rest of the crew that this self-proclaimed "power couple" is here to stay.
S02 E02Oct 1, 2013
Dutchess Ink Ceaser and Dutchess are missing in action and the lights are out (literally) at Black Ink! O'S**t has a "dope-ass" tattoo to do for a loyal client and is psyched to make some much-needed "lawyer money." When the electric company arrives and pulls the power because Cease hasn't paid the bill, the crew can't work and they are forced to close the shop. O'S**t gets some tough love from his bail bondsmen on the impending consequences of him not taking his legal troubles seriously.
S02 E03Oct 8, 2013
No Structure to the Madness In the wake of Sassy's dramatic departure, Ceaser is left to wonder if the joke, and Dutchess' attitude, have gone too far. Alex uncovers some scandalous information about Dutchess online...information that could ruin her reputation. Ceaser goes to family court to speak with his new lawyer about visitation rights with his daughter, Cheyenne. Ted decides to sit down with Ceaser's Baby Mama, Crystal, to see if he can talk some sense into her. Sassy and Puma rage at a fashion show for Puma's new clothing line but when Puma's partying goes too far he has to answer to his fiancé Quani.and her mom!
S02 E04Oct 15, 2013
These Are Minions! With the Black Ink staff numbers dwindling, Ceaser meets with a potential new (female) employee, who is quickly shot down by the reigning queen of the shop, Dutchess. In an attempt to mend his broken family, O'S**t catches up with his Baby Mama #1, Kathy, who he hasn't seen since she attacked his ex-girlfriend, Kaylin. Puma checks in with Alex and gives her some news that could lead to civil war within the Black Ink Crew. In an effort to strengthen his family, Puma reunites with his estranged mother. When Dutchess and Sassy finally confront each other, Sassy gives Dutchess information that could change the relationship between Ceaser and Puma forever.
S02 E05Oct 29, 2013
The Year Of The Puma When Dutchess tells Ceaser the news about Puma's new tattoo shop, he is shocked and hurt by his friend's betrayal. Meanwhile, Puma receives a civic award and announces his big news at a local Harlem event. Ceaser tattoos Jadakiss, who gets him thinking about friendship and loyalty. Ted finally gets the nerve to confront Ceaser about Dutchess and her manipulative ways, but then Dutchess finds out and flips. Alex and the rest of the "Black Ink Crew Exiles" hang at a BBQ and talk about the current state of the shop. Ratchetness rules at what could be O S**t's last birthday as a free man, and what starts as a neighborhood pool party, turns into an out-of-control Mixxxy party.
S02 E06Nov 5, 2013
You're A Wreck! AIDS activist Maria Davis visits Dutchess at the shop for an HIV/AIDS Awareness tattoo and the entire crew is moved by her inner strength and personal story. Puma defends Sassy from a rowdy group in Central Park and ends up getting in a fight. Walt meets up with Alex, whose strange behavior leaves him wondering if he picked the wrong friend to confide in about the search for his father. Ceaser decides to man up and have a sit down with Puma. After arriving over 4 hours late, Alex makes a dramatic departure from a photo shoot gone wrong.