Get ready for new ink and new drama. Season 6 of “Ink Master” premieres on Spike Tuesday, June 23, but fans of the reality show don’t need to wait until then to meet the upcoming contestants. The network has released cast photos and a brand new video that introduces the “masters and apprentices.”
According to judge and host Dave Navarro, Season 6 features the “strongest” batch of artists that the show has ever had. Nine masters will go up against nine apprentices, but in the end, only one contestant can be named the winner of “Ink Master” – and take home the $100,000 grand prize.
Oliver Peck and Chris Nunez will be returning to the judge’s table with Navarro. Occasional guest judges will join the trio, like “Tut” star Avan Jogia, and athletes Khaseem Greene, Tony Jefferson, Keith Pough and Allen Robinson. The tattoo artists will be critiqued each week on their creativity, execution and technical skills. Contestants will be eliminated after each challenge, but the human canvases will have to live with the work that’s created – whether it’s good or bad.
Check out photos of the “Ink Master” Season 6 cast below:
Big Ceeze vs. Kito
Chris Blinston vs. Tyler Nolan
Duffy Fortner vs. Dave Kruseman
Earl Noble vs. Dave Clarke
Marisa LaRen vs. Erik Campbell
MV vs. Brian Stephens
Matt O’Baugh vs. Katie McGowan
Craig Foster vs. Miami Burgess
St. Marq vs. Ryan Hadley