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.Black Ink Crew has one or more episodes streaming via tv everywhere with VH1, free on VH1, available for purchase on iTunes, and 4 others. It's a reality show with 115 episodes over 7 seasons. Black Ink Crew has a new episode airing on November 21st, 2018 (PST). It has a less than average IMDb audience rating of 5.1 (235 votes).
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Season 1Rent or Buy
S01 E01Jan 8, 2013
Welcome to Harlem, U.S.A. (Pilot) Jan 8, 2013 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! Jan 15, 2013 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! Jan 22, 2013 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 Jan 29, 2013 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 Feb 5, 2013 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... Feb 12, 2013 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 Feb 19, 2013 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 Sep 24, 2013 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 Oct 1, 2013 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 Oct 8, 2013 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! Oct 15, 2013 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 Oct 29, 2013 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! Nov 5, 2013 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.
S02 E07Nov 12, 2013
I Did Not Sleep With That Woman! Nov 12, 2013 Ted and Ceaser decide to take a little trip across town to surprise Puma at his new shop and later Ceaser confronts Walt about his drinking.
Season 3Rent or Buy
S03 E01Jan 27, 2015
Premiere Jan 27, 2015 Black Ink Crew on VH1 returns for another crazy season of tattoos, "mixxxys", mayhem, and madness. The weather is heating up, and so is the drama
S03 E02Feb 3, 2015
Extra Baggage Feb 3, 2015 Dutchess invites Quani for a trip to Paris. Sassy then invites herself along. Elsewhere, the crew celebrates renovations at the shop.
S03 E03Feb 10, 2015
Paris, Bitches! Feb 10, 2015 O'S**t and the new shop apprentice, Donna, are caught in the bathroom together while Quani tells Puma that she is unhappy in their marriage.
S03 E04Feb 17, 2015
C'est La Vie Feb 17, 2015 Ceaser surprises Dutchess in Paris; Puma comes to check out the new shop; Sky confronts her mother.
S03 E05Feb 24, 2015
Ain't No Thing But a Chicken Wing Feb 24, 2015 Ceaser organizes a party to celebrate the reopening of the shop, but Puma arrives and complicates the proceedings, ultimately putting an end to a truce between him and Ceaser.
S03 E06Mar 3, 2015
Rikers or Rehab? Mar 3, 2015 Ceaser announces news to the crew about Puma and Ink 124. Meanwhile, a drug test is failed, and Puma shows up at Quani's job.
S03 E07Mar 10, 2015
No Leg to Stand On Mar 10, 2015 Ceaser and Dutchess arrive at the shop after going missing for several days. Meanwhile, Walt reconnects with his family, and tension soars when Donna and Anya meet for lunch.
Season 4Rent or Buy
S04 E01Apr 5, 2016
Black Ink for Life! Apr 5, 2016 After leaving Black Ink closed for a month, Ceaser is back in Harlem. In North Carolina, Dutchess still has to pay for unexpected renovations before her tattoo shop can open. Kathie warns O’Sh*t about child support payments.
S04 E02Apr 12, 2016
Green Eyes, Moist Lips Apr 12, 2016 Ceaser's arrest sends shock waves through Black Ink. Puma is opening up a brand new tattoo shop to give Black Ink a run for its money. All hell breaks loose when Ted hires a new tattoo artist behind Ceaser's back.
S04 E03Apr 19, 2016
Sixty Bad, Forty Good Apr 19, 2016 A new tattoo artist receives a traditional Black Ink welcome. Later, the ladies travel to Miami Beach for Sky's surgery; and Dutchess' wild night at the club could put her relationship with Ceaser at risk.
S04 E04Apr 26, 2016
The Dutchess and the Frog Apr 26, 2016 Sky undergoes cosmetic surgery to get the body she's always dreamed of. Later, Ceaser declares war after learning Puma opened a tattoo shop in close proximity to Black Ink; and Ceaser's shocked when Donna reveals the details of her night with Dutchess.
S04 E05May 3, 2016
Orange Is the New Black Ink May 3, 2016 Ceaser confronts Dutchess about her alleged infidelity. Later, Naeem introduces his girlfriend to the Art2Ink crew; and Walt struggles with his new responsibilities as a full-time father when he's forced to give his kids "the talk."
S04 E06May 10, 2016
Shots Fired May 10, 2016 Ceaser confronts O'S**t about rumors that he slept with Dutchess; and an altercation erupts when Donna refuses to pay Sky for her portion of the hotel bill. Later, Puma's life is put at stake when bullets are fired into Art2Ink.
S04 E07May 17, 2016
The Butt Party May 17, 2016 Sky throws a party at the shop to reveal her new body; and Ceaser attempts to mediate for O'S**t and Kathie. Later, Puma's mother-in-law demands that Puma close down his shop after she hears about the shooting at Art2Ink.
Season 5Rent or Buy
S05 E01Jan 19, 2017
Hail Ceaser! Jan 19, 2017 In the Season 5 premiere, Ceaser holds a grand-opening party at his new shop. Later, Teddy takes on the role of executive manager of 113th; and Donna's furious to discover that Max is still involved with his ex.
S05 E02Jan 19, 2017
Teddy's Playhouse Jan 19, 2017 O'S**t returns to Harlem with a new name and love interest. Later, Ted transforms Ceaser's old office and hires a new tattoo artist; and Kitty instigates a brawl after insulting the 113th shop.
S05 E03Jan 26, 2017
Bianca Jan 26, 2017 Ceaser is forced to confront his employees after learning that Kitty was jumped, but when he arrives at the shop he discovers things are far worse than he thought. A rumor sends Young Bae into attack mode. Nikki finally agrees to let Richard work at 113th, but only after a questionable compromise. Sky concocts a crazy plan to get Donna back at the shop.
S05 E04Feb 2, 2017
Welcome to Hell Feb 2, 2017 Dutchess takes over 113th and plans a 24-hour tattoo-a-thon to save the shop, but a fight between Sky and Tiffany threatens to ruin the entire event. An urgent call from Richard has Nikki racing to the Bronx courthouse. And Donna, needing cash so she can move out of Sky's apartment, sells her most precious asset.
S05 E05Feb 9, 2017
Serving Wedding Realness Feb 9, 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
S05 E06Feb 16, 2017
Dushi or Don't She Feb 16, 2017 Walt tries to persuade Richard to deal with his legal matters; and Ceaser's caught off guard when Donna demands her job back. Later, Dutchess returns to New York City to celebrate her magazine cover.
S05 E07Feb 23, 2017
The Ring Didn't Mean a Thing Feb 23, 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.
Season 6Rent or Buy
S06 E01Dec 7, 2017
Ceaser A.D. (After Dutchess) Dec 7, 2017 The 113th shop is in shambles when a single Ceaser becomes more interested in chasing women. Donna receives a threatening phone call. Black Ink Atlanta's anniversary party turns into chaos. Dutchess delivers an explosive low blow to Sky.
S06 E02Dec 14, 2017
This Makes My Boricua Come Out, Mami Dec 14, 2017 Teddy is on edge as his brother faces life in prison. Sky makes a phone call that will change her life forever. A letter from the IRS could mean financial ruin for Melody. A brawl breaks out at Black Ink when Donna's ex-husband's sister shows up.
S06 E03Dec 21, 2017
Texas Here I Come! Dec 21, 2017 Ceaser receives alarming news from his doctor and resolves to change his ways. Melody is shocked by Lalo's solution to their financial issues. And Sky heads to Texas to reunite with the children she gave up for adoption 15 years ago.
S06 E04Dec 28, 2017
A Thief Among Us Dec 28, 2017 When $10,000 is stolen from the shop, Ceaser tasks Sky to find the culprit. Bae freaks out when Rob wants to take their relationship to the next level. And Melody has a break down when Donna publicly attacks her artistry and questions her character.
S06 E05Jan 4, 2018
Help Me Howard Jan 4, 2018 Sky loses her cool when Ceaser puts her in charge of 113. Kevin musters the courage to come out to his homophobic father. After an STD scare, Ceaser is forced to break up with his side chicks. Donna’s ex-roommate trashes her on the local news.
S06 E06Jan 11, 2018
Ceaser for Mayor Jan 11, 2018 Ceaser braces for a fight; Donna seeks revenge on her ex-roommate; Bae worries for her mother's safety after she receives death threats.
S06 E07Jan 18, 2018
Episode 7 Jan 18, 2018 Ceaser bails out Alex in New York City; Walt has a date with Jadah; a new manager-in-training crosses the line; an artist returns to the shop.
Season 7VH1 | VH1 | Rent or Buy
S07 E01Sep 20, 2018
Ain’t No Block Party Like a Harlem Block Party Sep 20, 2018 Donna is jealous when Ceaser doesn't choose her to help open a new shop in NOLA (which drives a wedge between her and Alex), and Young Bae becomes a citizen and a mother.
S07 E02Sep 20, 2018
The Joke of New Orleans Sep 20, 2018 Donna catches Alex partying with strippers, Sky's son makes a shocking announcement about his post-graduation plans, and Melody reaches out to her mom's estranged family.
S07 E03Sep 27, 2018
Rummy In Your Tummy Sep 27, 2018 An old feud flares up when Jadah arrives in New Orleans, Walt confronts Ceaser about calling him a drunk, and Melody's estranged cousin stands her up.
S07 E04Oct 4, 2018
Three Losers With Diced Tomatoes Oct 4, 2018 Jadah shares big news, Miss Kitty asks Young Bae for a favor, Sky faces off with Herb, and the staff is shocked when the New Orleans shop is vandalized on opening day.
S07 E05Oct 11, 2018
Hotdog Water and Abandoned Buildings Oct 11, 2018 Ceaser fumes after discovering a New Orleans employee is a mole, Puma and O'S**t take advantage of Young Bae to wreck the 113th shop, and Alex's dad faces a risky surgery.
S07 E06Oct 18, 2018
My Favorite Smurf Oct 18, 2018 To get back in Ceaser’s good graces, Bae hires a new receptionist. Cheyenne calls Ceaser out for being an absentee parent. Jadah attacks her replacement, and Alex blows up when he hears that Donna reconnected with her ex.
S07 E07Oct 25, 2018
The Power of the Headbands Oct 25, 2018 The crew heads to New Jersey for a weekend of team-building exercises; Jadah breaks down after a traumatic event; Bae invites her mom to stay with them, causing Rob to freak out; Tokie spirals after receiving a phone call.