New judges, new tattoos, a new host, same competition show. Ink Master is revived by Paramount+ for a September 7 release date. Singer of Good Charlotte, Joel Madden, will host the revival of the reality tattoo series. Season 8 winner Ryan Ashley will judge with big-named tattoo artists Nikko Hurtado and Ami James. Ex-host Dave Navarro returns to design challenges for contestants as the Master of Chaos.
The new season of Ink Master will consist of 10 episodes on the streaming service. Contestants will gear up their tattoo machines for the biggest prize in the show’s history of $250,000, along with the title of being the Ink Master.
Madden is known for singing in the band Good Charlotte; he is the founder of multiple music companies with Veeps and MDDN. Of course, as a musician hosting Ink Master, he is heavily tattooed. Ashley was the first woman to win Ink Master and has since become a renowned artist herself for black and gray work, with some color here and there. Hurtado is a California-based artist who owns his own shop, Black Anchor. The color realism artist is known for his portraits and is the owner of his own tattoo ink company, rEvolution Ink. James is a veteran artist known for Japanese traditional work, the owner of his own shops, and the owner of Tattoodo, a service that helps people find the right artist for their idea.
Ink Master revived by Paramount for Paramount+ release
After 13 seasons of Ink Master, the show was canceled by Paramount in 2020. Through COVID-19, controversies, and a rebranding from the platform, the show was axed. Now with the revival, fans will be able to see some of the best artists in the world work and judge others’ art.
Ink Master is produced by MTV Entertainment Studios and Truly Original. Glenda Hersh, Steven Weinstock, Andrea Richter, Benjamin Hurvitz, Jessica Zalkind, and Tim Palazzola executive produce the tattoo reality series.