Ink Master is an American reality competition series that made its debut on Paramount Network on January 17, 2012. Fans are now waiting for Ink Master Season 15.
The show is hosted by Dave Navarro, with Chris Nunez and Oliver Peck during the first season.
Tattoo artists compete in a different events to show off their tattooing skills. The panel of judges consists of renowned tattoo artists and enthusiasts, resulting in the elimination of one or more contestants in each episode.
Each season presents tattoo artists with diverse challenges designed to assess their tattooing skills and artistic talents. Their work is judged by prominent tattoo artists and dedicated tattoo enthusiasts. In every episode, one or more contestants are removed from the competition.
The ultimate victor of each season receives a prize of $100,000, earns the coveted title of “Ink Master,” and is featured in Inked Magazine. The show is produced by Original Media, the same company responsible for the reality show Miami Ink.
The most recent season aired on September 7, 2022. However, it has now been two years since there has been any news about the renewal of Ink Master for Season 15. Fans are eagerly awaiting official confirmation: Has Paramount+ officially greenlit Ink Master Season 15?
Ink Master Season 15 Renewal Status
Sources says that the renewal of Ink Master Season 15 by Paramount+ is currently on hold. A notable amount of viewers tuned in during the previous season, which ran from August to October 2022. IMDb rated it with an average score of 7/10, while Rotten Tomatoes awarded it a 36% rating.
A sizable fan following is moreover anxiously expecting new tattoo challenges and exciting episodes.
The continuing COVID-19 epidemic, which has hampered the production of several shows, and the recent legal troubles involving a few past participants and judges, however, might have an impact on the show’s future. Therefore, it is yet unknown whether Paramount+ would approve a new season of Ink Master.
Ink Master Season 15 Release Date
According to Awsmone, there hasn’t been a any news about the return of Ink Master for its 15th season, therefore there isn’t a set release date at this time. Nevertheless, based on historical release trends, we can assume an estimate.
Historically, the show usually premiered in either August or September each year. However, it’s worth noting that there was a two-year gap between Seasons 13 and 14 due to the pandemic.
Season 15 of Ink Master may air around the middle of 2024 or close to the end of 2024 if the schedule stays the same.
To provide some historical context, the inaugural season of this reality show aired on January 17, 2012, on Paramount Network. Subsequent seasons followed, with the second season launching on October 9, 2012, the third on July 16, 2013, the fourth on February 25, 2014, the fifth on September 2, 2014, the sixth on June 23, 2015, the seventh on March 1, 2016, the eighth on August 23, 2016, the ninth on June 6, 2017, the 10th on January 9, 2018, the 14th on August 28, 2018, the 12th on June 11, 2019, the 13th on January 7, 2020, and the 14th on September 7, 2022.
What Is The Show About?
Ink Master Season 15 is expected to follow a similar pattern like its predecessors. The Flash Challenge, which doesn’t require tattooing but instead evaluates a variety of abilities like hair styling, painting, and more, usually kicks off the season.
The victor of this challenge gains the privilege of selecting the human canvas for the elimination round and occasionally chooses canvases for the other contestants.
Subsequently, the elimination round ensues, granting contestants one day to contemplate their tattoo designs and a following day (with a maximum of 6 hours) to remove the tattoos.
Following this, the judges announce the winner of the challenge and identify the contestant who will be disqualified. In the ultimate challenge, contestants are tasked with marathon tattooing, often spanning a grueling 18-hour show.
This describes the structure of the programme, but the viewers look forward to a season with more surprises, tougher obstacles, and overall great show.
Ink Master Season 15 Cast
While the lineup for Ink Master season 15 is still not unveiled, we can formulate some assumptions based on past seasons. The show is comprises of a mix of fresh faces and returning Ink Master characters, often featuring guest judges or mentors. The show assembles a diverse group, including differences in gender, race, background, experience, and tattooing style.
There is a possibility that Joel Madden could reprise his role as the host for Ink Master season 15, given his commendable performance in season 14, which garnered positive feedback from both fans and critics.
However, another scenario could involve the return of Dave Navarro, a renowned artist and tattoo artists who hosted the first 13 seasons. Alternatively, the show may introduce a fresh host with great tattoo knowledge or connections to the tattoo industry.
As for the judging panel, Chris Nunez and Oliver Peck may continue their roles in season 15, given their longstanding presence on the show and established reputations as tattoo artists. However, candidates could replace one or both with more intense experience or influence in tattooing.
Fans have suggested potential replacements, including Kat Von D, Nikki Simpson, Ryan Ashley Malarkey, Anthony Michaels, DJ Tambe, and Cleen Rock One.
Additionally, some of the contestants in Ink Master season 15 may have previously appeared in earlier seasons without clinching victory. Nevertheless, their tattooing skills and charm left a lasting impression on judges and viewers.
Ink Master Season 15 Plot
Ink Master is a riveting show with intense drama and captivating artistic displays. If the series is renewed for a 15th season, fans can expect more of the same high-stakes tattoo competitions. New goals, competitors, and judges will likely be introduced in the upcoming season.
Moreover, there is a strong likelihood that the show will explore new tattoo genres and styles.
One of the aspects of Ink Master lies in its ability to showcase the creativity and proficiency of tattoo artists. Many challenges featured on the show necessitate rapid design development, resulting in astonishing tattoos.
Consequently, viewers are always eagerly awaiting the innovative designs these artists conjure.
Every candidate on the show is incredibly smart and talented, and they are all motivated by a fierce desire to win. As a result, emotions can escalate to the point of open hostility. More often than not, this kind of gripping drama keeps viewers tuned in week after week.
What Happened In Season 14 of Ink Master
There were ten episodes in the 14th season of the series, with the final episode airing on November 2, 2022. Joel Madden assumed the role of the new host and judge for this season. Ryan Ashley, Nikko Hurtado, and Ami James joined him as new judges.
The season featured a roster of 14 contestants, comprising ten artists from last seasons and four artists who are winners in earlier seasons.
The coveted prize for the ultimate victor amounted to $250,000. Dave Navarro introduced interesting twists to the contestants, dubbing himself the ‘Master of Chaos.’
The triumphant contestant of Ink Master Season 14 was DJ Tambe, securing his third victory, making season 14 his third win overall. Gian Karle was the 1st runner-up, followed by Bob Jonas in third place and Creepy Jason in fourth place.
Ink Master Season 15 Trailer
Regrettably, there’s no official confirmation of a comeback, implying a new trailer’s absence.
We understand that production has not commenced. We will update here as soon as the new information released.