Paramount+ has revealed the lineup of returning tattoo artists who will be competing in Ink Master‘s 14th season, which will begin streaming on Wednesday, Sept. 7.
As previously announced, the new, 10-episode season will be hosted by Joel Madden, lead vocalist for the pop/punk band Good Charlotte and co-founder of music companies Veeps and MDDN, while the three new judges are Ryan Ashley, the first female tattoo artist to win Ink Master (in Season 8); Nikko Hurtado, one of the world’s best color realism artists; and Ami James, a well-known Japanese tattoo specialist and entrepreneur with almost 30 years of experience.
Former host Dave Navarro returns to the series as the “Master of Chaos,” introducing crazy twists and game-changing bombs to the competition.
This season’s contestants are described as “legendary fan-favorite artists” from previous Ink Master installments, facing off in “some of the biggest, most exciting and epic challenges seen in the history of the competition.” In addition to the title of “Ink Master,” the winner will take home the show’s biggest prize yet — a whopping $250,000.
“The legends will need to prove they possess the high level skills that sets an Ink Master apart: composition, precision, color theory, finesse, stamina and endurance,” the description continues. “With stakes higher than they’ve ever been, a single misstep could send them home and, in the end, only one artist will walk away with the title.”
Ink Master originally aired for 13 seasons on Spike/Paramount Network, birthing three spinoffs in the process — Ink Master: Redemption, Ink Master: Angels and Ink Master: Grudge Match.
Review the returning cast below, and get in your early votes for the next Ink Master champion.