In Focus: Chris Nuñez
Season 8 • 08/16/2016
You may know him as the sharp-tongued judge from Miami who specializes in Japanese-style tattoos, but there’s a lot more to Chris Nuñez than meets the eye.
Ink MasterS8 E1
Eliminated Artists Interview: Weeding Out The Weak
The first day of the competition was an absolute massacre: a whopping total of 12 artists were sent home packing after they failed to impress the judges.
Ink MasterS8 E2
Eliminated Artist Interview: The Game Begins
After judging team back pieces, Chris, Oliver, and Dave had to pick who they thought would go further in the competition between Tito and Carolyn - and eliminated Carolyn in the process.
Ink MasterS8 E3
Eliminated Artist Interview: Ruffled Feathers
The competition is set up for speed, speed, and more speed – and Geary just couldn’t keep up. Luckily, he’ll remember all the positive things the other artists had to say about him!
Ink MasterS8 E4
Eliminated Artist #2 Interview: Put On Your Armor
Dave was put in a tough position facing off against Nate Beaver’s and challenged with inking his specialty. In the end, his tattoo couldn’t stand up to Nate’s flawless work.
Ink MasterS8 E4
Eliminated Artist #1 Interview: Put On Your Armor
It’s rare that an artist leaves the competition on a high note – and that’s just what happened to John Collins when he went up against Sirvone in a face off tattoo challenge.
Ink MasterS8 E5
Eliminated Artist Interview: Sparks Fly
Even though his watercolor tattoo got him eliminated, Sirvone is glad he gave it his all and holds his head high as he heads back home.
Ink MasterS8 E6
Eliminated Artist Interview: Sticky Situation
Matt Murray finally started to show a different side of his art - with a cool outer space tattoo - but just couldn’t stack up to the competition when all was said and done.
Ink MasterS8 E7
Eliminated Artist Interview: New School, Old Scars
When it came down to the bottom three new school landmark tattoos of the day, the judges decided that Tito had the worst one - and as a result, had reached the end of his journey.
Ink MasterS8 E8
Eliminated Artist Interview: Bent Out Of Shape
The Female Alliance finally had one of its members get the boot this week: Gia Rose. Her tattoo got her to the bottom, but in the end, it was her report card that send her home.
Ink MasterS8 E9
Eliminated Artist Interview: Head Games
Oliver never saw Mike McAskill going home this early, but the competition started to catch up with the talented young artist - and began to affect his work in ways he couldn’t imagine.
Ink MasterS8 E10
Eliminated Artist Interview: Like Sand Through The Hour Glass
Being sick and having to tattoo a guy's rear was a bad combination during the Elimination Tattoo - one that sent top dog Eric Gonzalez home.
The Ink Master 100th Episode Bash
From Jason Clay Dunn to Joey Hamilton, all the brightest stars from Ink Master have arrived to party and share their thoughts on the cultural phenomenon and hit TV series.
Ink Master Hits Its 100th Episode!
From the amazing tattoos to the ridiculous drama, it’s been an awesome ride since the beginning. 100 episodes down, plenty of more to go! Let’s keep that ink going.
Touring Miami With Chris Nuñez
Miami’s got beautiful beaches, beautiful people, and a beautiful culture – but that’s not all. Let Chris Nuñez take you through his favorite spots and learn why the Ink Master judge adores the city.
Sausage Inks A South Park Superfan With A Super Tattoo
In celebration of the 20th season of South Park, one fan was chosen to receive a tattoo from the very talented Walter “Sausage” Frank. There’s no better way to show your love for South Park!
Meet The New Artist: Sirvone Smith
The super competitive Sirvone Smith lives tattooing and strives to breathe life into all his works of art.
Meet The New Artist: Ryan Ashley Malarkey
Ryan Ashley left a career behind in the fashion industry when she decided that tattooing was her true calling. She believes that despite her competitors’ strategies, in the end, talent will prevail.
Meet The New Artist: Anwon “Boneface” Johnson
Anwon “Boneface” Johnson started tattooing with a homemade machine but worked his way up through the ranks and has come to prove that he indeed can be "Ink Master."
Meet The New Artist: “Tuff Tito” Velez
Tattooing is life for “Tuff Tito” Velez, and after twenty years of experience he feels that he can never stop learning on his path to mastery.
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