Ink Master Season 14: Everything We Known So Far

Produced by Original Media, Ink Master is an American reality-based competition TV series that was launched on Paramount Network on January 17, 2012. The series features tattoo artists who face several challenges evaluating their tattooing skills and talents. The competitors are then assessed based on their skills by distinguished tattoo artists judges by eliminating one or more participants each episode. The last remaining participant is awarded hefty cash of $100,000 and declared as the winner of Ink Master and gets featured in Inked Magazine.

The fourteenth season of Ink Master is a much-anticipated reality series that is set to release much sooner than you think. The competition series is packed with entertainment and the plotline and concept of the series are very much enjoyed by the viewers. It has also gained attention and received a positive response from the audience and critics alike.

We also know that the Covid 19 pandemic has had a huge impact on the entertainment industry and almost all of the TV shows were badly affected and much to the dismay of the fans, Ink Master season 14 got delayed and in addition to that, one of the judges were involved in the controversy which further caused delays in releasing the fourteenth series. However, it was recently reported that filming for the new season is underway and as we’ve mentioned, it’s arriving very soon and here’s what we know about it. 

Is Ink Master Season 14 renewed? 

When the thirteenth season’s last episodes shooting was still ongoing back in March 2020, the lockdown got declared, and shooting couldn’t resume and had to be postponed. Soon after that, rumors began swirling that Ink Master season 14 will not happen.

Fortunately, Paramount Network decided to call off the decision and attempt to bring back the popular competition series. Filming for season 13 wasn’t much of a big deal since it was launched barely 12 months after season 12. As of now, season 14 of Ink Master is officially confirmed but so far we haven’t heard a word from the show runners and it only makes us question when the fourteenth season will finally release. 

Ink Master Season 14 release date: When is it?

The only thing speculated about season 14 of Ink Master is that it’s coming very soon but when? Currently, there is no official release date confirmed. Paramount is yet to issue an official release which fans need to wait for a while for that.

The upcoming season comprises a variety of tattoo artists from different backgrounds and unique experiences. The series will begin by putting up with strict measures and precautions as the virus is still a threat to mankind. If the shooting goes smoothly without any postponement, the new season will most probably arrive sometime in 2022.

Ink master season 14 winner list of all seasons?

Season Contestants Winner(s) Runner(s)-up Third place Prizes First aired Last aired
1 10 Shane O’Neill Tommy Helm James Vaughn Title of Ink Master

 Plus $100,000 

Will get an opportunity to get featured in Inked magazine

January 17, 2012 March 6, 2012
2 16 Steve Tefft Sarah Miller Sebastian Murphy October 9, 2012 December 18, 2012
3 16 Joey Hamilton Jime Litwalk Katherine “Tatu Baby” Flores July 16, 2013 October 8, 2013
4 17 Scott Marshall Walter “Sausage” Frank Matti Hixson February 25, 2014 May 20, 2014
5 18 Jason Clay Dunn James “Cleen Rock One” Steinke Erik Siuda September 2, 2014 December 16, 2014
6 18 Dave Kruseman Chris Blinston Matt O’Baugh Title of Ink Master

will get $100,000

will get an opportunity to get featured in Inked magazine

2015 Dodge Challenger

June 23, 2015 October 13, 2015
7 16 Anthony Michaels James “Cleen Rock One” Steinke Christian Buckingham Title of Ink Master

will get $100,000

Will get an opportunity to get featured in Inked magazine

March 1, 2016 May 24, 2016
8 18 Ryan Ashley Malarkey Gian Karle Cruz Kelly Doty Title of Ink Master

will get $100,000

Will get an opportunity to get featured in Inked magazine

Dodge Charger

A guest artist spot in either Núñez’s or Peck’s tattoo shop.

August 23, 2016[16] December 6, 2016
9 36 Old Town Ink

(Aaron “Bubba” Irwin and DJ Tambe)

Black Cobra Tattoos

(Katie McGowan and Matt O’Baugh)

Basilica Tattoo

(Christian Buckingham and Noelin Wheeler)

Title of Ink Master

Title of Master Shop

will get $200,000

will be Featured in Inked magazine

June 6, 2017 September 26, 2017
10 18 Josh Payne Juan Salgado Roly T-Rex Title of Ink Master


will be featured in Inked magazine

January 9, 2018 April 24, 2018
11 18 Tony Medellin Teej Poole Tiffer Wright August 28, 2018 December 18, 2018
12 18 Laura Marie Dani Ryan Creepy Jason June 11, 2019 September 24, 2019
13 20 N/A January 7, 2020 April 14, 2020

Ink master season 14 ratings?

The series scored a 7.4% rating on IMDb. Upshaws turned out to be a smash hit that grew in vogue around the world, ultimately evolving as one of the top four most popular tv shows. Furthermore, it holds a 89% audience approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes

Ink Master Season 14: Who are the Judges?

It’s not known or confirmed if the same set of judges that appeared in the previous seasons will return on the panel in the upcoming season of Ink Master. However, it is evident that Oliver Peck had exited from the show and will not return as his contract with Paramount is suspended. While the other two judges namely Chris Nunez and Dave Navarro might return and serve as judges. 

In previous seasons of Ink Masters, numerous rotating guest judges were invited. Although it is not clear, one of the guest judges will likely be replacing Oliver Peck and serve as a continual judge on the show or the other theory is, Paramount might hire new judges while letting go of the old judges and beginning a new start.

Update 6/8/2022 –  Dave Navarro is returning for the new season, but not as a host. He will be the “Master of Chaos,”

Ink Master Season 14 participants 

The number of tattoo artists participating in season 14 of Ink Master is not revealed. Throughout the seasons, it always had different numbers of participants each season and it’s difficult to predict how many tattoo artists will take part in the next season but new faces and tattoo artists from across the countries likely will enter the competition series and unfortunately, these names are not disclosed yet. 

The highest number of participants so far was in the ninth season that had 36 participants followed by the thirteenth season that had a total of 20 participants.

Each contestant will face various challenges and the last man standing will be declared as the title of Ink Master.


Update –

Former host Dave Navarro is also returning as the Master of Chaos and will introduce crazy twists and game-changing bombs to the competition.

Where Will Ink Master Season 14 Release?

The Show will release on 7th September in ParamountPlus

Ink Master Season 14 Trailer

The trailer of Ink Master season 14 is not available. It will be shared soon by the show makers. 

Keep yourself tuned to Ink Master YouTube channel for the trailer.

Is Ink master season 15 coming back?

No announcement has been made regarding the renewal of the fifteenth season!


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